Start Your Own Love Story
At 88 years of age, I can say that health and happiness are the most important tenets of my life. Many of you who have read my books know that I did not have an easy childhood, nor any of the advantages of money or education for much of my life.
Then I discovered the one thing that changed the course of my health and my life: the belief that every thought we think is creating our future. This one little idea shifted the direction of my life. I found that if I could create peace, health, and harmony in my mind, I could create the same in my body and in my world.
This book is not about the latest trend or fad. It’s about how to craft a life that will nourish and support you. It’s about all the ways you can love yourself more. It’s about ancient healing wisdom that will work with your busy schedule. And it’s about learning that you matter. Somewhere in all the stress, noise, and to-do lists, there is still space for you.
This book is a love story. It’s about loving yourself as a way to create health, happiness, and longevity. Yes, you will learn tips, menus, recipes, affirmations, and exercises that have worked to keep me healthy, vibrant, and strong throughout my life. But more than that, your heart will be opened to new ways to love and support yourself on this incredible journey.
Over the years, I have taught ways to eliminate the negative thoughts in your mind and to replace them with positive affirmations. To practice forgiveness and to dissolve resentment. To learn to really love who you are. To do mirror work. Those of you who have followed these lessons have seen your lives turn around for the better. Now it is time for the next step.
I have had so many of you say to me, “You look so young and vibrant.” Or, “I want to be healthy like you when I get older.” In this book, I will be sharing exactly what I do. For me, this is the next step in changing your thoughts. It’s changing your way of life to one that focuses on nourishing and treating your body with love.
I have always loved learning new things, and I believe that every hand that touches me is a healing hand. In this way, I have found many wonderful people doing extremely good work, and I often like to share what I’ve learned from them with the rest of the world. In this book, I am introducing two people who have transformed my life: Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane. I would like them to transform yours as well, if you are willing.
As I look back and think about why I feel so good at age 88, I truly believe it’s because of the way I live. My thoughts from morning until I go to sleep at night are mostly a stream of positive affirmations. I firmly believe that Life loves me and everything I need comes to me at the right time. I also believe that I am a big, strong, healthy girl! Then I leave it to Life to bring my thoughts into manifestation so that this comes true for me.
When you expand your thinking and beliefs, your love flows freely. When you contract, you shut yourself off. Can you remember the last time when you were in love? Your heart went ahh! It was such a wonderful feeling. It is the same with loving yourself, except that you will never leave once you have that love. It’s with you for the rest of your life, so you want to make it the best relationship that you can have.
7 Steps to Eat, Think, and Love Your Way to Great Health
|Now, it’s time to begin your love story. In Loving Yourself to Great Health, Louise, Ahlea, and Heather share seven steps to eat, think and love your way to great health and a great life:
Step #1: Create a New Perspective on Health
Step #2: Love Yourself and Your Body – Food, Weight Loss, Dis-ease, and More
Step #3: Know How Your Body Really Works – The Foundation for Health
Step #4: Listen to Your Body – A Powerful, Yet Little Known Health Secret
Step #6: Empower Your Health – Home Remedies for What Ails You
Step #7: The Road Map for Your Best Health
In addition to these 7 steps, you’ll find a simple health assessment, informative charts, exercises to foster a healthy balanced relationship with your body, beautiful affirmations and meditations, a five day meal plan, and endless tasty and nutritious recipes.
How to Listen to Your Body and Inner Voice
|Listening to your inner guidance and acting on it is the way to health and happiness.
I listen with love to my body’s messages.
The most beautiful thing about your body is that it has a deep knowing about what you truly need for health and happiness. Here are some great ways to begin listening to what your body has to say:
Focus on being present and aware.
Develop a relationship with yourself.
Get quiet and still.
Tune in to your body during the day.
Keep an open, judgment-free mind.
Keep a journal.
Start small and build.
Practice, practice, practice.
The more you listen to your inner voice, the more you can give yourself the love, kindness, and understanding that only you know you need. And the more your needs are met, the more you begin to trust life. This whole process starts with you loving yourself enough to listen. And then loving yourself even more by taking action on what you feel guided to do. Knowing that you have this inner guidance system that you can trust makes it easier to remember that you are loved, protected, and watched over by Life.