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An expert in the field of mind-body healing, Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned speaker and author on the subject of alternative medicine.
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By this time, Chopra had become an international success. His first book, Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine, published in 1989, proved to be a decent seller. But it was his 1993 release Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, which shot Chopra into full-fledged celebrity status, selling more than a million hardcover copies alone.
At a time when the self-help industry was coming into its own,
Chopra was showing the world how to be one of its leading faces. Chopra's core message centers around the idea that the decadence of Western life leads to a complicated reliance on a material world to find happiness.
To Chopra, the answers to our health and happiness can be found internally. His message has certainly resonated with the greater public. In total, Chopra has published more than 50 books, which includes 14 bestsellers, many of which have been translated into a number of different languages. Chopra is also a regular columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post.
In June 1999, Time magazine dubbed Chopra "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine" and called him one of the top 100 heroes of the century. His celebrity status hasn't diminished his own standing within the celebrity world.
His career has even seen him delve into the music-making business. He's collaborated with a range of artists, from Madonna to Dave Stewart of the 1980s band the Eurythmics. Even while Chopra's message of simplicity is complicated by his own, rather wealthy, lifestyle, his popularity has not waned.
Deepak Chopra is married to his longtime wife, Rita. The Chopras, who have two grown children, reside in California.
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