Intellectual Recovery. Self-healing books, they help.


Recovery from a wounded life is slow and painful. You cannot hurry up the process. I spent a lot of time with self-help books. It was all I could read. Do you know how many books of pop-fiction focus on “love gone hopelessly wrong?” It seemed as if grief was the reoccurring thread in every single “light” book I would pick up to read.
But I devoured the self-help books. The first and best one that I read was You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay. It was given to me by one of my “sisters” who got it from her dear friend who is a counselor. I am telling you this book was everything I needed to kick start the healing. It told me to stop thinking in negatives, start loving myself, and it gave an entire list of affirmations. I took this advice to heart, and wrote a different affirmation to say every day.
Here are some of the most beneficial: I am releasing the need to be unworthy; I am releasing blame; I am loving and lovable. Ms Hay said that thinking is THE ONE THING we can change about ourselves, and so I focused on changing what I was thinking and believing about myself.
I also began to focus on what I was thinking and believing about my past life, and began to think and believe where I could/can go in my present and future life.
How can you take yourself to the next level of positive affirmation?


About Horton Hears Herself

Here I am, listening to myself for the first time in my life! I like what I am hearing, most of the time. This time of listening to myself, discovering myself, and learning how to have my dream life is a rocky path with surprises, good and bad.

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  1. Finding that inspirational jump start is true when ever one is low or lacking. I an thankful for art, hobbies, and animals that affirm my value as well. One can never have too many interests.

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