Louise Hay Was An Angel in My Ear

In 2008, I found a lump in my breast.

After a visit to a doctor who had a rather unfortunate bedside manner, she told me with a dry and rather apathetic look on her face “Well, it could be cancer. Or it could not be. Let’s find out.”

I guess you could say she wasn’t into sugar coating things.

I had to wait two weeks to get a biopsy done and then another 2-3 days for results. (Don’t worry, right after that experience, I switched doctors completely, because no woman should have to wait that long for an exam, especially when you have a very BIG family history of breast cancer in your family!)

Those two weeks were torturous. I was young. And afraid. And convinced I had cancer.

I couldn’t get out of my head, visualizing the worst case scenario over and over again.

But, there was ONE woman who supported me daily through this time. She was like my guardian angel.

She was caring.

She was kind.

She was compassionate.

She was wise.

She believed in the mind’s ability to calm, soothe and heal.

She believed you are not your past.

She believed that you are not your mother or your grandmother.

She believed that you have the ability to change the course of your life.

She believed you could heal your life.

She believed that loving yourself was the MOST powerful and important action to take every single day.

That woman was Louise Hay.

You are likely familiar with her work, but if you are not, Louise Hay was an advocate, an author, a friend, a visionary and in my opinion, the mother of all affirmations.

Her book, You Can Heal Your Life is one of the top-selling books in the entire world along with almost 20 of her other works, not including audios, meditations, card decks and more.

Louise was the founder of Hay House Publishing, who has published some of the greatest thought leaders of all time.

She touched and changed the lives of so, so many people, including mine.

If you haven’t yet heard, Louise passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday evening, at the age of 91.

I am so honored to be a part of the Hay House family, the place where my forthcoming book is being published.

I am deeply humbled to be a small part of her tremendous legacy. A legacy of love.

It was Louise who got me through those excruciating two weeks and gave me a confidence about myself and life that I couldn’t muster on my own during that time.

Twice a day, I would listen to THIS AUDIO.

And, it absolutely changed me, calmed me, helped to heal my mind and assuage my fear.

Luckily, everything turned out fine with my lump. I had been an avid reader of Louise’s books and all her authors’ books even before that incident. But this took me to a whole new level of respect, gratitude and appreciation.

Years later, I had the opportunity to meet Louise at a conference and share the impact she had on me.

Erin and Louise

It was like meeting a celebrity rolled into meeting your fairy godmother. Her presence alone was healing. Her voice soothing. Her eyes glistening. She truly was like an angel.

I will never forget that moment, after I told her about my mother having cancer and what I went through.

She looked me square in the eyes, as if we were the only two people in the room (there were hundreds) and she said, “Erin, you are not your mother. You create your own reality. Remember that. And love yourself.”

I know that many of you in this community have been touched by Louise, her books or books by authors she shared with the world.

In the comments, let me know how Louise Hay and her work touched your life. I love hearing your stories.

And at the very least, if you are going through any health challenges at the moment, I highly recommend you download the audio I used.

While it was created many years ago, the content still stands as I revisit it quite regularly.

Louise, you will be missed, but your words, your light, your love will live on in the hearts of millions.

With love,



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17 Responses to Louise Hay Was An Angel in My Ear

  1. Karen says:

    Beautiful. Yes, an angel in my ear as well. I am sorry about her loss and always wanted to meet her. Her words changed my life as well… she will be missed. Xxoo

  2. Mary Hardiman says:

    Loved her!! She was such an inspiration. Her cd you can do it positive affirmations had such an impact on me. She really opened my eyes to the power of affirmations. Her as well as Wayne Dyer had such a positive affect on me. I was in tears when I heard of her passing for a woman I didn’t know but felt like I did. RIP lovely woman ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Christine Edwards says:

    Erin,. Thank you! It’s amazing that you share this story at this time in my life… I just recently (last week) purchased several of Louise Hay’s publications, audio and books. I have been hit once again by cancer and didn’t feel I had the strength to fight it one more time. I finally shook that off and got some of her works. I am feeling stronger every day. I will definitely get the audio you recommend. I am glad things worked out for you and thank you again for sharing your story. PS I Love your work out videos. Hugs light and love. Christine

    • Erin says:

      Oh, Christine. Sending you heaps and heaps of love. I hope that Louise and her work will bring you much comfort during this time. I will be thinking of you. Big hugs. xo

  4. Pamela Miles says:

    Erin, Your work is amazing. You honor Louise Hay by creating a movement (pun intended!) inspired by her work. By marrying affirmations with music and encouraging movement in the body, you took the concept to using affirmations to create a space for healing one step further. Louise must have been thrilled to see the life you brought to her work.

    • Erin says:

      Thank you for your kind words. I am honored to be continuing her legacy in even the littelest of ways. She truly was a life changer. xoxo

  5. Kelly Hegarty says:

    Erin, thank you for sharing. Louise lived an amazing life and her helping of others will live on.

  6. Ingrid says:

    Thanks Erin, this is really nice! Such terrific advice from her to you “you are not your mother”.
    It seems Louise Hay has been part of my life for all of my life. Even this week when I injured both my hands I went to her book to find out what’s going on…..
    I’m going to make a cup of tea and sit to read some of Louise Hay.
    She certainly leaves a Legacy of Love

  7. Lucy says:

    Oh wow, I absolutely loved everything Louise Hay did. Ever since someone at work lent me her CD, it changed my perspective on things and set me on a journey. I used to listen to her when I was going through a really awful time in a relationship. She was so comforting yet also inspiring. So sad to hear about her passing but what an amazing life and what a gift she gave to the world. I am so grateful to have discovered her work. Thank you Erin for sharing this message and your story.

  8. Jessica says:

    I was so sad to hear the news that it took me a little while even if I didn’t personally knew her. She touched and changed my life in ways I wasn’t thinking possible.

    I haven’t have the opportunity to meet her but her book was the first one I read on my road to rediscover myself and my power”You can heal your life” Such a fantastic book that I will ever recommend.

    I am just happy to have the opportunity to keep following her work through her foundation and to comfort myself I am telling myself that she is now with her dear friend Dr. Wayne W Dyer.

    R.I.P Louise Hay, you will be dearly missed. Thank you.

  9. RoseAnne Desmarais says:

    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Louise Hay, she will be sorely missed!! Thank you for the suggestion of her healing audio book. I downloaded it and play it everyday since I purchased it. The first time hearing it opened a flood gate of tears as I went through the exercise of loving my inner children and then my parents, WOW I was definitely emotionally exhausted after that car ride, but I never felt LIGHTER inside. Blessing to you Erin for your part on my healing journey! xo

  10. Lori says:

    Hi Erin.
    I had never heard of Louise until your email. I immediately bought the book to help change my thoughts and bring me into a more loving relationship with myself and my life. So here to hope in a positive change and if it helps with the Lords will to cure my alignments I will take it.

    Thanks again for sharing.

  11. Holly says:

    Dear Erin, I listened to your talk on the Best self summit and I love the idea of mantras with movement and looking forward to trying it out. I’ve been working on self healing for the last 7 months and discovered Louise Hay at the beginning. I lost a child and suffered for 8 years, she taught me to forgive myself and how to love myself again and I believe I saved my life because of her. She truly is an angel and I wished so hard I could’ve met her. I’m still working on a lot but still pushing forward in a positive way and I’m really looking forward to your workouts. I need to move and I was told I probably have fibromyalgia but I won’t give in to that so I’m glad to start small with your five minute workouts. Thank you for your inspiration!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this. It came at EXACTLY THE RIGHT MOMENT IN MY LIFE, as I was waiting several weeks for a biopsy. Thank you.

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