Debbie Ford


SAN DIEGO (AP) - The bestselling author of the self-help book "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" has died in San Diego. Debbie Ford was 57.

A family spokeswoman says Ford died Sunday in her home after a long battle with cancer.

"The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" spawned a self-help enterprise for Ford. The 1998 book aimed to help readers overcome their darker side.

Her sister, Arielle, said in a statement that the author wanted to help people break free from their emotional baggage and fear.

Ford wrote eight more books, led workshops and hosted TV and radio shows related to that topic. She often shared her battle with drug addiction, divorce and other personal struggles in her work.

She is also survived by her mother, son and brother.

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Rip you have helped me and many people!
And continue to!
That is a mission that continues.... always

I used to share my poetry with Debbie & Wayne on facebook back in 2012. Also with Louise Haye the owner of Hay House. All 3 have gone on away from the form of human flesh. I knew Debbie had passed on but never looked it up until today, while watching Wayne on youtube. Debbie was an inspiration & a light while the darkness of illness had taken hold of me. Of course her spirit lives on, we don't know where but the Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord....

Thinking of you still. You are an inspiration of a life well lived. I am becoming fearless- Thank-you for sharing your courage and wisdom! Much love and gratitude!

You wisdom, love and courage will forever shine bright thur your insightful words. Another angel is guiding us now....

Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your dear love one. “And no resident will say: I am sick…” Isa 33:24. This is a promise God has made known in his word. Perhaps one day in the divine future you or I may see again those fallen from our lives due to a sickness or illness that led to an untimely death. Prayers go out to the surviving family and friends may the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours.

Dear Debbie ...... you feel so close to me in if you are talking right into my ear...... telling me.... i can make it..... i can be the person i was born to be.....i can be fearless and free.......i can release my shame and forgive myself..........
such simple concepts, so difficult to learn.......but you continue to inspire and encourage, even after your passing ...........
strange how death can make someones brilliance even brighter!
Your soul is vast...

Dear Debbie, Even though we never met I was deeply saddened by your passing. You are truly the pivotal person who inspired me to accept and love all aspects of myself and therefore of others as well. Your honesty and courage amazes me still! My condolences to your family- they are in my prayers. Shine On Beautiful Lady!