Louise Hay is one of the founders of the self help movement. She published a book in 1976 titled Heal Your Body, one of the first books to talk about the body-mind connection. She is now 85 years old, and still healthy and active. Hay House is a publishing company started by Louise Hay, that specializes in the inspirational and self help genres, with not only books, but videos, conferences, downloadable courses, and even 3 pages of mobile apps.
Here is a quote from Louise Hay from her newsletter from last week: 'Often our most painful moments, the times that stretch our personality the furthest, are the moments that provide us with the greatest opportunity for growth. These become an occasion for you to develop great self-love and greater self-trust.' There is a saying (can't remember the source- anybody know?) What doesn't break me makes me stronger. People often come out of near death experiences with new insights and new philosophies of life. Sometimes we need a crisis (big or small) to get us to make changes we knew we needed to make. It is easier to get through tough times if you can be on your own side, instead of fighting against yourself. If you don't have your own best interest in mind, who will?
I have been getting a weekly e-newsletter from Hay House. I often ignore it, because I don't have time to read everything I get. When I do read it, I usually find items of interest to me. I have to be in the right mood to read it, because sometimes I find the You Can Do It! attitude too cloying. On the other hand, that is a message we all need to be reminded of. When you are sick or in pain, encouragement can make all the difference. If your sickness or pain is chronic, being able to give yourself encouragement is crucial. That's where inspiration and self help come into play.
This week's newsletter included an announcement that Louise is starting a new e-newsletter. Click on the link to see the newsletter, and see if it is something you would enjoy reading. If so, sign up to receive it. If you do sign up, you can get a free download of her Stress-Free CD.