Chronic self-deception is no laughing matter...or is it?
The ego--the fear-soaked part of our minds--is happiest when we listen and do everything it asks, even when it doesn't make sense. Spiritual growth actually depends on listening to the ego, but only so we can learn not to do what it suggests. The ten ego lies documented in this book range from the idea that there is only one person who will complete us to the need to "win" by holding on to grudges the longest. Using humor and a solid base of academic and practical knowledge, "Dr. Dana" Marrocco helps readers gently undo the lies we all tell ourselves.
Foreword by Gary R. Renard, bestselling author of The Disappearance of the Universe.
Published by Ixia Press, an imprint of Dover Publications, Inc.
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Dana Marrocco, PhD
is an author, motivational speaker, spiritual singer/songwriter, and self-help stand-up comedian. "Dr. Dana" received a PhD in Educational Psychology from Purdue University, specializing in theories of learning and motivation.
Dr. Dana has recently published articles in Elephant Journal and Miracles Magazine. Before focusing exclusively on self-help, she was published in major professional journals in her field of Educational Psychology. Her first book, "TOP TEN LIES WE TELL OURSELVES ~ and How to Stop Believing Them," will be released in 2018 by Ixia Press/Dover. Her message is highly influenced by the metaphysical masterpiece "A Course in Miracles."
As a motivational speaker, Dr. Dana presents regularly at Unity and other churches and retreats across NJ and PA, often in the form of musical skits mixed with lectures. Her unique style of delivery is reflected in her video series, "Did You Forget to Laugh?"In addition, she holds a weekly teaching spot on the spiritual radio show ACIM Gather. She also performs original, spiritual music with her band, "Dr. Dana and the Infinite Patients" on a regular basis.
Upcoming Speaking Events
January 20, 2019
"Beyond Self-Deception" Sunday service talk (10am) and workshop (12-2pm) at Unity Spiritual Center, Asbury, NJ Contact: office@unityspiritualcenter
January 26, 2019
"Beyond Self-Deception" Full-day workshop (10am-3pm), at Open Doors, Quincy, MA. Contact Dana for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 9, 2019
Book Talk & Signing~ from 2-4pm at The Book Garden in Frenchtown, NJ.
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