Louise Hay in Diet Drama Land?

Louise Hay is sort of the “grandmother” of the current self-help world. She taught us that we could heal our bodies and our selves by harnessing the power of our thoughts. She taught us that our bodies responded to affirmations. She taught us to say affirmations such as “I love myself just the way I am” and that it was even better if we did that while looking in a mirror.

I have spoken extensively on my love/hate relationship with Louise Hay. I have nothing but love and respect for the woman. During a dark time in my life, I wrote her a letter – and she wrote me back!

However, affirmations are not “magic.” Affirmations are not about “reprogramming your unconscious.” Affirmations are tools to help you feel better in the present moment.

This episode deconstructs one particular affirmation and demonstrates how even the Queen of Self-Help fundamentally still operates from within the context of Diet Drama Land.