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The Man Behind The Curtain October 15, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in People, Spirit & Ego, Writing & Writers.
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question-mark3aHave you guessed the identity of the author in yesterday’s post yet?

Need a few more clues?

OK . . .

This well-known self-help guru and best selling author is “equally qualified” to give one-size-fits-all marriage and parenting advice since he’s been married three times.

He has a daughter from his first marriage and five children with his third wife, who had two children from a prior marriage.

He and Wife #3 separated in 2003 after twenty years, but remain married.

Hmm . . . maybe they’re waiting for his next best-seller to climb the charts so they can file, finance, and finalize the divorce?

OK . . . enough suspense.  From his Bio on Amazon:

Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.

His books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and the New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, and Inspiration and now Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life have all been featured as National Public Television specials.

Dyer holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York.

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Does Dr. Dyer offer up good advice?

Sure!  For some of the people some of the time, but his advice is NOT a custom fit for all of the people all of the time.

My advice?

Before following advice from a self-help “guru” who has never met you, consider the source, consider the context, and tailor the advice to suit you ~ don’t tailor Your Sacred Self to suit the advice.

Aah . . . that’s better!

If you are looking for advice to live a more peaceful and happy life, you can find links to some of my favorite books here ~ 13 Books That Changed My Life

Or . . . skip the books and just read Adam’s post on Awareness!