Skip to main content

“As your understanding of life continues to grow, you can walk upon this planet safe and secure, always moving forward toward your greater good.”

— Louise Hay, Author

The mind is a very powerful thing. Our series on Women of Extraordinary Greatness continues. Please enjoy this excerpt from my book The Have It All Woman. We all have the power to take control of our health.Have it All Woman book on extraordinary greatness

Louise Hay, best-selling author of You Can Heal Your Life, is herself a cancer survivor. When she was diagnosed with cervical cancer she saw it as an opportunity to reconcile old hurts, including divorce and sexual and physical abuse.

Ms. Hay credits her faith in the healing power of God and choosing to release all anger, blame and judgment as the catalysts for the cancer leaving her body.

Today, she continues to lecture all over the world as an author and speaker on extraordinary greatness, sharing the message that all disease in our bodies is simply “dis-ease.”

People have disagreed with Louise Hay and many others who have been able to champion recovery from illness and even death.

Those who vehemently argue that it is impossible to treat illness without medication are sadly people who have disharmony in their own bodies.

As someone who did not use medication to treat her MS, I truly believe that the body can turn illness on and it can turn illness off.

That being said, it is imperative that we use a healthy lifestyle to be proactive when it comes to our health and our healing.

Sleep, meditation and prayer, healthy foods and regular exercise are all enormous contributors to overall well-being.

Know that if you are struggling through an illness, or have in the past, then it is never too late to become a champion in your own life.

Simply choose to begin with taking care of yourself, and putting your health at the forefront and watch the miracles unfold. The body is indeed miraculous and we do, through the grace of God, have the power to heal ourselves.

Susan Sly is a best-selling author, speaker, trainer and entrepreneur.  She specializes in helping individuals, and organizations, become more productive.  She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, Chris.  Susan is the mother of five children and loves her life! To connect with Susan, visit



More posts by SIYP TEAM