Louise Hay

Au­thor of self-help books BORN OC­TO­BER 8, 1926 - DIED AU­GUST 30, 2017, AGED 90

Daily Express - - LIVES REMEMBERED -

DUBBED “queen of the New Age”, Louise Hay was a hugely suc­cess­ful au­thor whose books fo­cused on pos­i­tive thought and self-im­prove­ment.

Eight years af­ter her first book, Heal Your Body, in 1976, she wrote You Can Heal Your Life, which sold more than 50 mil­lion copies.

It was based on her ex­pe­ri­ence of be­ing di­ag­nosed with in­cur­able cer­vi­cal cancer in 1977 and de­vel­op­ing her own “in­ten­sive pro­gramme of af­fir­ma­tions, vi­su­al­i­sa­tion, nu­tri­tional cleans­ing and psy­chother­apy” to rid her­self of the dis­ease, which she did within six months.

Born in Los An­ge­les, she was sex­u­ally abused as a child and gave up a baby for adop­tion when she was 16. She wrote about a link be­tween thoughts, dis­ease and mis­for­tunes, urg­ing peo­ple to change through pos­i­tive af­fir­ma­tions.

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