I have the incredible honor of working with Louise Hay several times a week and have for more than a decade. You could say I'm her personal health advocate and healer, although we do a variety of things — from yoga and Pilates to nutritional counseling and spiritual healing.
I've watched Louise gracefully traverse life with its magic carpet rides or tumultuous waves. She truly exemplifies what it's like to feel alive and thrive at every age. To me, Louise just grows more beautiful with time.
To celebrate Louise's 88th birthday, I've compiled eight of her easy and profound tips so we too can thrive. Even though this octogenarian who helped pioneer the self-help movement has been setting a shining example for decades, you can start using these tips at any time and in any circumstance. In fact, now is the best moment to begin.
Simply choose one or two of the steps that really resonate with you, and notice the benefits! Your body will thank you.
1. Be gentle with yourself.
I've watched Louise dance elegantly between the outer worlds of travel and public engagement and the inner experience of deep rest. Louise gives herself time to recharge, which has enabled her to participate in a full schedule of "I Can Do It!" conferences, book signings, and speaking events — as well as hobbies and playing with loved ones. She knows both when to engage and focus and when to relax and rejuvenate.
A few of Louise's strategies: