Louise Hay.

Louise Hay

My beloved friend and co-author Louise Hay transitioned last year, August 30, 2017, of natural causes at age 90. She passed peacefully.

Louise is an incredible visionary and advocate. Everyone who had the privilege to meet her, either in person, or through her words, felt her passion for serving others. I first met Louise in the early 80’s during the AIDS crisis. In those fearful days when so many were taking a step back, she took a step forward.

She went on to create Hay House and become an even bigger force of nature. Not only did she get her healing words out as an author, but shared the words of so many other new as well as established authors. I had the privilege of co-authoring You Can Heal Your Heart with Louise. Many thought the woman who wrote so much of healing would be afraid to look at death and grief. But that was not Louise. Years ago, when we first talked about my work on grief, I asked her about her own death. She replied, “ I’ve lived my life fully. I just want to make sure that when the time comes, I live my dying fully.”

In the last few years, she joked that she was changing her name from Louise Hay to Louise Play. She wanted to play more in the last chapter of her life. In our last visit, we laughed, did snap chat and spent time just chatting in bed.

She was quiet, yet powerful. I will miss you Lulu (Louise) but will be forever charmed by your smile and your words. So will the rest of the world. Thank you.

Louise Hay reading mediation on loss from You Can Heal Your Heart, written by Louise Hay and David Kessler

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