Join Our Community

Happy 25th Anniversary, Hay House!

Heal Your Life Blog

Happy 25th Anniversary, Hay House!

Hay House
Jan 25, 2012 at 03:15 AM 0 comments

“Life always brings you what you need.” — Louise Hay

This year, Hay House celebrates its 25th Anniversary. It all began from the kind and loving heart of our beautiful and amazing founder Louise Hay. Back then, Louise was a counselor—or what we’d call a life coach today. She was always there whenever someone was in need and she took the time to sit and listen whenever someone had a problem or a challenge.

When she saw how often people let illness and hurtful circumstances control their lives, Louise vowed to help them see that the root of their pain stemmed from their own negative thoughts. So, she sat down and created a 12-page pamphlet with a blue cover where she described how our mental patterns and beliefs can actually contribute to illness in our body. In this little booklet, Louise listed various medical conditions, explained what thoughts correlated with them, and showed us that the way to heal our lives was just a positive thought away.

As Louise sees it, “Life has always brought me what I needed. I’ve just responded to what showed up.” And what showed up were hundreds of orders for her little blue book. Every night in the bedroom of her small house, she answered each letter by hand. She sat for hours—stuffing and hand-addressing envelopes. “My then-90-year-old mother was very good at licking stamps!” 

Soon the business of mailing these books outgrew her house, and so began her publishing company—Hay House. Louise couldn’t know at the time how much impact this small blue book or her wisdom in the books to come would have on the world and its way of thinking.

To honor Hay House’s 25th Anniversary, I originally set out to create a list of the 25 Most Memorable Hay House Moments for this column. Being one of the old timers here, (a 10-year veteran and proud of it), I started to write down all the highlights I could remember—when we built the very first Hay House website ( we now manage more than 20) ; when we first opened our offices in London and Johannesburg (we now have 8 offices); when our CEO Reid Tracy first declared, “We’re going to start our own online Hay House radio station”; when we all squeezed together around a TV set in the back of the office to watch Louise’s return to the Oprah show almost to the day of her first appearance 20 years earlier; when our warehouse staff stopped producing and packaging our author cassette tapes so we could move to the new CD format; when Jerry and Esther Hicks parked their enormous tour bus in our parking lot when they came for a visit; when we rolled out the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of our first Hay House feature film; when Wayne Dyer gave a heartwarming keynote to a sell-out audience at our first I Can Do It Conference—and he still had hair!

But these are just my memories. I’d much rather create a list of special moments from YOU—our awesome Hay House family of customers! So, in celebration of our 25th Anniversary and the beautiful design of this issue of Present Moments, I’d like to do something a little difference this month. I’d like to invite you to share your special moments and experiences with Hay House. Tell us (in a brief email, photo or video): Why Hay House Means So Much to Me!

If you’re among the first 25 people we hear from, we’ll send you a complimentary copy of one of our new January releases. We’ll also feature some of your letters and videos on our Facebook pages.

Click here to email me.

Remember,  the most memorable moment for all of us at Hay House is the daily connection we have with YOU—on our Facebook pages, on our websites, in our customer care chats, over the telephone, in emails, and at our events. Thank you for your love and support and for being the HEART of Hay House.

Here’s to an exceptional year!

Donna Abate,

Website Manager

Share Your Thoughts Below