Life Loves You – by Robert Holden and Louise Hay

Life Loves YouLife loves you is a collaboration between Robert Holden and Louise Hay, and it is  lovely book. It contains suggestions on how to find a better way of living and transcripts of conversations between the two authors. It is positive, loving, easy to read and absolutely adorable.

About the Authors

Robert Holden and Louise Hay are both bestselling authors and famous speakers and teachers within the field of metaphysics and spirituality. Robert is based in England and started out working as a psychologist. When he found that he couldn’t help people as much as he wanted within that field alone, he started learning more and found his true calling within metaphysics.

Louise Hay is based in the US and began her work in the metaphysical and spiritual field quite late but quickly rose to fame with her international bestseller “You can Heal Your Life”. She is the founder of Hay House; the most successful publishing company within New Though and Self Help in the world today.

About the Book

In this book you will find 7 spiritual practices to heal your life. They are easy to do and quite effective. You will learn about mirror work, affirmations, joy, forgiveness, gratitude,  how to receive and how to heal your future. All of these things are described and talked about in the book, and although they seem quite obvious; it is always nice to get a fresh perspective and this is what you get here.

There is several exercises in the book and my favorite is to meditate over the question “What would it be like to be me when I am not judging myself”. It is such a beautiful meditation! I also like the affirmations that are given in the book, and the ideas for mirror work. I think mirror work is very effective if only I could remember to integrate it in my daily practice!

My Thoughts

I really like this book. Even though it contains a lot of the same stuff as most books from this genre; it presents them in a new way. It is a lovely read and it is comforting in every sense of the word. I love the conversational tone and it feels like I can see and hear them talking and teasing each other.

I’m pretty sure that the deep respect and genuine affection between the two authors has a lot to do with how great this book has turned out, and I highly recommend it. Not because it is great literature, but because it is a wonderful feel-good-book, and I wouldn’t hesitate buying it as a gift for almost anyone who needs a boost.

For those of you who live outside of the US; you can find the book here.

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26 thoughts on “Life Loves You – by Robert Holden and Louise Hay”

    1. Hi Hilary, thanks for dropping by! I can honestly say I really liked this book, and those two authors are so very genuine in what they say. If you feel like some comfort reading; this is a book for you!
      Namaste, Kristina

  1. I love reading and have enjoyed been doing it since i can remember .
    I like your choice of books,and like the way you have reviewed the book so well.
    As for now im not reading any spiritual book so i might as well get this one next week.
    Im still old model and prefer paper bacl,still feels good to hold a book in my hand.
    Thanks for a thoughour review.

    1. Hi! Thanks for your kind words, I’m a real book worm too and I always have been. I prefer reading ‘real’ books too, although I’m learning to read Kindle books nowadays since I can have them downloaded on my phone and don’t have to carry books around.
      I really recommend this book for anyone, it is such a feel-good book and I loved it!

      Blessings, Kristina

  2. The name of this book, Life loves you, make me want to read it.
    I keep reading my old self help books, most of them 30 years old, but I think it’s time to see things in a new light, and this one seems to be a good book to start with.
    Thanks for sharing, I will let you know what I think about it 😀

    1. Hi Marith! It is a great name isn’t it? It is one of Louise Hay’s favorite affirmations and she uses it all the time. I can definitely recommend the book it is sweet and lovely and easy to read and I loved it. Looking forward to your thoughts on it, I really hope you like it as much as I did.
      Blessings, Kristina

  3. Sounds interesting Kristina

    But how can I face the mirror , you tell me.?…I can’t even stare more than 2 secs…honestly much more but only when shaving.

    Is this book written like a dialogue?..It should be very fun .I almost always read about mystery and I am getting pretty dark. I think I need a break

    Why Robert discontinued psychology?..What happened?..He could not take a lot of misery and pain?…it is not easy

    1. I know what you mean about the mirror thing, it took me quite a while to do the mirror work and it is still a work in progress. It is very, very good though, and you learn to like yourself more and more when you do it.

      The book is partially written as a dialogue, and the rest is ‘regular’.

      I don’t think he stopped doing psychology because it was too dark, I think he felt that he could help better in other ways than with regular psychology. He learned new ways to heal the problems 🙂 He often says that he doesn’t think people need more therapy; they need more clarity!

      I really recommend the book, it is absolutely lovely!

      Blessings, Kristina

  4. The layout is acrually quite beautiful and hold almost that special spiritual quality to it that emanates from the book itself.
    you have the power within you to create a life you love is the
    message that this book wants to send to all of us. I ask you then

    Do you live in a friendly universe?
    Is there a kindness to life’s design?
    Is there a bigger plan for your life?

    Kind regards
    Mary Somers

    1. Hi Mary!

      I agree; it is a beautiful book and it has a spiritual look to it.

      I do live in a friendly universe and I definitely think there is a bigger plan for my life. Whether there is a kindness to life’s design or not I don’t know; I think so, but I also think that we get what we look and ask for.

      What do You think?

      Blessings, Kristina

  5. Hi Kristina,
    Life loves you – a good affirmation.
    If we look at what’s happening today, many seemed to have lost the meaning of life. At times we could see that life is less appreciated if not valued.
    There seemed to be a missing link that makes life looks void and I think that missing link is the spiritual health.I hope that this book ‘Life loves you’ that you recommend could fill the voidness and help one to discover oneself.
    Thanks for your recommendation.

    1. Hi Norleila, I think you are absolutely right; there is such a lack of love and appreciation for oneself and that often causes people to lash out against the rest of the world.
      If we love and appreciate ourselves we have love and appreciation to give to others, but if we don’t; we can’t give what we don’t have.

      Blessings, Kristina

  6. I am an avid reader. I tend to read mysteries and true crime novels but have recently started on other interests and novels. I have started looking for inspirational and life improvement books and this one has been added to my list. Sometimes we all need a little advise from others to stay optimistic and not let life’s hurdles get us down.Thanks for the review.

    1. Hi Brenda, thanks for dropping by!
      I used to read a lot of crime novels and biographies before, but now I usually read inspirational books most of the time. Some of them make me feel really happy, and this one is truly one of those. I love it and I really recommend it.

      Blessings, Kristina

  7. I haven’t read “Life Loves You”, but any book that has Louise Hay in it is usually a good one.

    Robert Holden is new to me, interesting that he studied psychology first before moving to metaphysics.

    I have many esoteric/new age books but as you say, getting a new perspective helps. I also haven’t come across the “What would it be like to be me when I am not judging myself” meditation, could be a very interesting one!
    Thanks for bringing “Life loves you” to my attention, it definitely seems like one book I should be getting! 🙂

    1. Hi Kathy, thanks for stopping by! It is a lovely book and as you say; any book by Louise Hay is worth reading 🙂 Robert Holden is equally wonderful and together they make magic, so I can definitely recommend this book to anyone.

      I hope you will like it just a much as I did.

      Blessings, Kristina

  8. Great suggestion! I think sometimes we all need to take a step back and commend ourselves for what we are doing good, and not be so harsh on ourselves. Life is a process and nothing comes easily.. I know I judge myself pretty harshly from day to day, but it’s always nice to unwind at the end of it and say, well there’s always tomorrow, because I’m exhausted! Lol but then you could say there is no tomorrow.. and you would be correct. Ah such is life.. Keep up the great work!

    1. Hi Stu, thanks for your comment! We really do have to be more kind to ourselves, we are not half as bad as we think 😉
      All we have is now, this very second, and it lasts forever. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is always tomorrow, so we need to give ourselves some credit; we’re doing the best we can with what we’ve got.

      Namaste, Kristina

  9. You say this has a variety of spiritual healing helps. When you say spiritual, do you mean religious? Is this tailored to individuals of certain religions or beliefs? Many times I can read something that has spiritual aspects that I can apply to my own personal beliefs and morals, while other things are clearly only for certain religions. How is it with this one?

    1. Hi Sarah!

      This book is not directed tailored to any specific religion. Someone said that religion needs spirituality but spirituality does not need religion and this book is a perfect example of that. While God might be mentioned, it is merely because the authors need a way to talk about source or whatever youlike to call it and I frankly don’t even remember if they do talk about any gods.

      Namaste, Kristina

  10. Nice review.

    I’ve heard of Louise Hay before and am somewhat familiar with her philosophy.

    I like the non-judgemental meditation. Its really helpful and truly helps to accept ourselves just as we are.

    But one thing confused me. How does one go about healing the future? What is meant by that? It sounds counterintuitive.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks!

      Louise Hay is an incredible teacher, so wise. I have learned a lot from Robert Holden too, and am sure I will learn more from him.

      The non-judgmental meditation is amazing, it’s so liberating to feel how all judgments just go away.

      You can heal your future by visualizing it in a positive way and decide how you want it to be. It might not always work out exactly but by going towards it with positivity and expecting good things it will definitely feel better.

      Namaste, Kristina

  11. Hi Kristina,

    I am actually in a ‘book hunting’ these days and I’m glad that you have shared this post. Books that inspires, motivates, encourages and optimistic about life fascinates me the most and this book certainly caught my attention. I find it very helpful and relieving to read. I will definitely get a copy of this and hope to see more of your recommendations.

    Stay positive.


    1. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my website 🙂

      I really loved this book and hope you will too. It is an encouraging, sweet and loving book, filled with ideas on how to improve your life by just adding some simple practices.

      Wishing you Happy Reading 🙂

      Namaste, Kristina

  12. I have the audiobook of this, which I happened to stumble upon last Valentine’s Day, funnily enough! Robert Holden is the reader, and he has such a warm and loving voice. The book itself is wonderful, with practices that helped me to believe that Life truly does love me. I highly recommend this book too!

    1. Hi Yvonne! I truly agree with you; Robert Holden has the nicest voice, and this books is lovely. Combining these two is a stroke of genius, they make an amazing team.

      Loe and light always, Kristina

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