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You Can Heal Your Heart Review

You Can Heal Your Heart
I love the flower symbol on the cover. It appears for each chapter as well.

Who doesn’t want to deal with loss in a better way? Even though I am not going through any loss right now, I was attracted to this book for the very reason that I have gone through loss and know that I will again.

You Can Heal Your Heart is written by Louise Hay and David Kessler. I have had a ton of positive experience with Louise Hay. However, David Kessler is not someone I had read before (but I will definitely be reading more from).

The book is full of personal stories, which I easily related to and, more importantly, learned from. The stories show how people were able to overcome their loss through various methods, and many of them had me in tears because they were so detailed and easy to relate to.

The Book Covers All Kinds Of Loss

I was surprised at the types of loss that were mentioned in this book. When you think of loss, you think mostly of death. But, as I realized in this book, there is a lot more to loss than just death.

The book even discusses a type of loss that you can’t fully express because you fear that others will judge you for being so emotional over something so silly. For instance, many people are scared to openly grieve their pets in front of other people because some people are quick to say, “It’s just an animal, get over it!”  I’ve seen this time and time again with my friends and family.

As I read through the book I could relate to each and every loss in some way. Even losses discussed in the book that had not happened directly to me had happened to my friends or family.

If you have dealt with any kind of loss, such as the loss of a job, lover, marriage, or even the loss of the life you expected, then this book will help you look at that loss in a brand new way through some insightful information and positive affirmations.

If You Are Struggling With A Particular Area Of Loss, Then ‘You Can Heal Your Heart’ Will Resonate With You

One thing I noticed was that as I read the chapters about break up and divorce, I found the information interesting and useful, but it didn’t resonate with me in the moment. I write a lot about breaking up and surviving heartbreak, and I have personally done a lot of breaking up and surviving heartbreak, so those topics didn’t hit an emotional button for me.

But when I got to the chapter about the death of a loved one, I broke down crying just from the title of the chapter. The chapter helped me look at my grandparent’s death in a different way and helped me to face the future death of my parents and other loved ones in a new light.

Therefore, I think that if you are going through a breakup or divorce, then those specific chapters will resonate with you as strongly as the chapter regarding death of a loved one did with me.

I suppose if you are not going through any loss and you have dealt with the losses in your life, then you may not resonate strongly with any chapters. You may have a good handle on dealing with loss right, and this book may not be as valuable to you as it would be to others.

In the end, You Can Heal Your Heart gives us  a new way to look at loss and replace the common negative things we tell ourselves with something more empowering. That ultimately helps us to move forward with love in our hearts, and helps us to live our lives in the moment instead of being stuck in a negative state.

Interested? Read more reviews and find the book on Amazon here: You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Deathir?t=behati 20&l=as2&o=1&a=140194387X

I received this book from Hay House to review as a  part of the Book Nook blogger program. I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. As per my disclosure, the links to the book are my affiliate links.

3 thoughts on “You Can Heal Your Heart Review”

  1. I really thought i have moved on from a guy. I liked him and fell for him. He’s a really close friend. I tried moving on because I felt that he liked somebody else and could never reciprocate what I felt, though I have never told him what I felt. So, I thought I have moved on. Just recently, we had a reunion with close friends and I saw him again. I felt it again. It pains me to know that there’s still something. Worst, he was telling us how he tried courting a girl and all, though they didn’t end up together. I just couldn’t bare it from there and tried separating off the group when I had the chance to. Now, I feel like I’m back to it. I’m in serious trouble. I don’t know how to heal from here. It’s just frustrating. 🙁

      1. What’s holding me back is that we are in this circle of friends. They’re going to feel really bad for me. I’m not sure if I can take that, and I’m not sure if I’m ready to take it all in if he doesn’t like me back, although I have already assumed that he doesn’t. We have been teased by our friends for years and I have never imagined I’d fall for him. It just happened when we finished college. I don’t know, being together and just discovering each other more on a personal level. I felt like everything just fell into place. What frustrates me is that he recently opened up about telling a girl about his feelings. I was like, “he never did that to me? what is up here?” He’s a shy guy but I believe if a guy really likes a girl, at some point he’s going to tell her. And he did. This is the third time I heard him talk about this with 3 different girls, and never with me. What does that tell you? I said to myself, “alright, that’s it, he’s not interested.” I think he was all being nice in the past. Perhaps, I have assumed, more of like hoped that he liked me back. But right now, he’s giving me the impression that he doesn’t. (And I hate the fact that he tries to be sweet when talking with me. I’m not falling for it again.) Also, I did give him clues in the past. A close/common friend told him about my feelings. We talked about it and I admitted it, but then I agreed with him that we should just be friends to keep the friendship (at this time I liked him but I wasn’t in love with him). We have a history where 2 of our friends dated and when they broke up, our group was never the same. We didn’t want that to happen. But at the back of my mind, I was willing to go for it, I was just waiting on him if he would, but as soon as he made one step further, I sort of like retreated (I know, tell me about it). I think it freaked him out and he got confused about what I really feel for him. Later, my feelings grew deeper and it all got messed up. I moved on, which I thought was a success, but then the above happened.

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