Florence Scovel Shinn carried out her work in the first half of the 20th century. Through her teachings and numerous books, she was a profound influence on Louise Hay and other pioneers of personal transformation. Florence is deceased. Louise L. Hay is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher and the best-selling author of numerous books, as well as the bimonthly Louise Hay Newsletter. For more than 25 years, she has assisted millions of people in discovering and using the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing.