Turnaround: Back to Bliss

Self-help guru Ken Dychtwald decides to take his own advice

Years ago, gerontologist Ken Dychtwald found an eerie letter in his mailbox. "Do you feel that you've lost control of your life? Are you struggling to balance your work and family responsibilities? If so, then Dr. Ken Dychtwald can help you." Accidentally, a company that makes self-help tapes had sent him an ad for a set that he himself had recorded. Dychtwald laughed off the incident. But two years ago, as he prepared to celebrate his 50th birthday, Dychtwald realized that he really did need his own advice.

In his 1977 book, Bodymind, Dychtwald wrote that seniors could control their health...

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