Not only is Louise celebrating a landmark birthday, she is also launching a brilliant and powerful new book titled Loving Yourself To Great Health – Thoughts & Food – The Ultimate Diet. With two of her favorite health and wellness practitioners, Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane, Louise has created a guidebook for healthy living that contains many of her lifestyle secrets for staying well and feeling good into your mature years. In it, you’ll find everything you need to keep your mind, body, and spirit in health and harmony. People ask Louise how she manages to look so well and feel so good at 88. This book, she says, contains all that she would love to share with you on the subject.
Do we have to accept the notion that aging must involve deterioration of body and mind? I’ve always said “no” to that idea and Louise agrees. I don’t believe in “thinking” old. Although I’ve transitioned through many bodies—a baby, toddler, child, teen, young adult, mid-life and older adult—my spirit is unchanged. I support my body with exercise, my mind with reading and writing, and my spirit with the knowing that I am part of the Divine source of all life. Don’t program yourself to break down as you age with thoughts that “decline is inevitable.” Time may be passing for our bodies, but because they house our ageless souls, we never need to see ourselves as old and infirm.
We can make a decision to live fully each day, and smile rather than shudder at the passage of time. Our primary identification is not with time, but with the timelessness of truth, peace, and love. Your timeless self does not age and has no fear of the future. Contemplate your physical self and all its possessions, and practice laughing peacefully at it all. Time has only leased them to you. Make peace with time. Laugh at its work, and know your laughter does not make you a victim. Live the truth that resonates with you as Louise has always done. Decide to always choose that which brings you and others a sense of both inner and outer peace. Be a force of love as often as you can and turn away negative thoughts whenever you feel them surface. As Louise guides us to affirm: Life loves me!
Happy Birthday, Louise, and many more to come!