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 Death
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.