Dyer, who has claimed you can change your health - even your DNA - is now facing Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, a slow progressing cancer. Seems his positive thoughts didn't prevent that!
Maybe, just maybe...access to more family medical history may have been of more help to the former orphanage resident, than just thinking positively.
A bit of "Little Orphan Annie" syndrome? Wish it away?
UPDATE: The one connection I found between Dyer and adoption:
I listened, on a call-in radio show, to this father who had given up his child for adoption and now, thirty years later, his child is famous. His son took his real name back five years ago. The father now wants to reconnect with the son he hasn’t seen since he gave him up for adoption. The father told this story on the radio. Everybody who called in talked about how they disliked this man and what he was doing, accusing him of only wanting contact with his famous son because he wanted money. Then callers said, "Let me tell you about what happened to me, with my father." Everyone who called in projected their own story onto this person’s desire to reconnect with his son. We have to learn humility—to see the world the way it is, not the way we are, and to see people the way they are, and not the way we are, and not to use ourselves and our stories as a justification or a rationale for the way everyone else ought to behave. An Interview with Wayne DyerAND...there is another motivational speaker, Alvin Law, who was adopted.
Dyer's interesting philosophy: "Life itself is a sexually transmitted terminal disease."