Healthy Modern Living

Seasons and the flu

Coronavirus: Wisdom of Seasons and the Flu

As students of Hildegard von Bingen, it brings joy to watch her folksy wisdom regain relevance in modern times. While Hildegard lived almost 1,000 years ago, her forward-thinking approach to holistic healing appears less antiquated today.  Her wisdom appears in our nascent understanding of seasons and the flu. Hildegard believed in the concept of Viriditas,…

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Medieval nun on coronavirus

A Medieval Nun on Coronavirus

What to Learn from a Medieval Nun on Coronavirus? As fans of Hildegard von Bingen, we harken back to Medieval times for a frame of reference during the corona crisis. Quarantine feels arcane, partly because modern medical advancements elevate us beyond the widespread fear of sickness. We rely on stable systems to provide cures for…

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A woman walking in the countryside during the golden hour

4 Affordable Holistic Healing Practices to Try at Home

Interested in holistic healing but not sure where to get started? There’s no shortage of holistic and traditional healing practices to explore, but the abundance of options can be overwhelming to those new to ancient medicine. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of holistic healing practices that are easy and affordable to try on your…

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Feeling Exhausted? Why Holistic Healing Might Help You Find Your Feet

For many of us, feeling exhausted is simply a fact of life. Between grueling work hours, long commutes, and the stresses of modern life biting at our heels, fatigue can be a constant state. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Instead of relying on energy drinks and coffee to keep you going through…

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morning rituals

5 Healthy Morning Rituals Inspired by Hildegard

  Morning rituals often determine how we feel for the rest of the day.  We have assembled these 5 rituals inspired by Hildegard of Bingen to help get the day off to a successful start.  Common sense and experience tells us, our morning behavior affects productivity, energy levels, and satisfaction throughout the day.  The beginning…

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The Gut Brain Connection

The Gut Brain Connection

The deep connection between our brains and our guts reflects the concept of interconnectivity. We talk a lot about Hildegard of Bingen’s belief in the interconnectivity of all things in the cosmos.  Her understanding of a micro and macro universe, both simultaneously existing within and around each of us.  The concept of interconnectivity helps resolve our…

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The Digital Detox: What is it? And How to do it.

You may not know it yet, but you need to do a digital detox. Don’t worry. We are here to help. We will cover everything you need to know about a digital detox. In this post, we will walk you through the following: What is a Digital Detox? Why a digital detox is necessary now…

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Traditional German Medicine

Traditional German Herbal Medicine

Traditional German Herbal Medicine is a practice and research area that incorporates the various disciplines and practices of natural medicine that have developed over time. Discover the principles of German holistic health and wellness.

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Tenets Traditional German Medicine

5 Modern Tenets of Traditional German Medicine

Germany’s oldest tradition, Klosterheilkunde continues to surprise modern scientists.  The positive momentum in natural heath and wellness include the following tenets of Traditional German Medicine.

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Balance Discretio with Discretion

The ancient principle of discretio has deep spiritual roots but is also timeless in its value as an actionable practice for modern living. Finding the right measure in all things poses a unique challenge to our modern harried lifestyles.

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hardwired happiness

Giving hardwired happiness

A study conducted by researches at the University of Zurich illuminates some of the neural hardwiring connecting giving and happiness.

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joy of giving

Hildegard’s Joy of Giving

What is the secret to happiness? This is a timeless question that continues to escape the confines of a simple answer. But what if the secret is actually not a secret? What if the secret is not one thing, but instead many potential things within our grasp every single day? While philosophers and deep thinkers…

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