Lifestyle

Living A Healthy Lifestyle Through The Teachings Of Hildegard

Within the Healthy Hildegard Lifestyle section, you will find information and resources about Hildegard of Bingen and her journey through her midlife awakening. In addition, we add curated information on practices to seek out and maintain balance, manage stress and emotions, and to better engage and connect with the holistic wellness you desire, so that you can live each day as it unfolds with grace and vitality. Hildegard is known for practicing a healthy lifestyle spiritually and physically, and it is our goal to provide you with space and information to do the same.

Stay tuned for more information in regard to living a healthy lifestyle based off of the teachings and philosophies of our namesake Saint Hildegard von Bingen.

San Francisco Ordo Virtutum

San Francisco Ordo Virtutum

Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Several modern adaptations have appeared, one which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 2017, the San Francisco Renaissance Voices along with Diana Rowan and Deepak Ram expertly performed a Contemporary Ordo Virtutum.

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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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Contemporary Ordo Virtutum

A Contemporary Ordo Virtutum

This contemporary take on Ordo Virtutum, performed alongside Diana Rowan and the San Francisco Renaissance Voices, takes an interesting twist as it incorporates the sounds of traditional North Indian (Hindustani) classical music for which Deepak is famous.

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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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Klosterheilkunde

Science Examines Klosterheilkunde

One of the foremost experts in klosterheilkunde and Traditional German Medicine, Dr. Bernard Uehleke tests the validity of Hildegard’s medicinal claims.

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Interconnectivity

Hildegard’s Interconnectivity and A.R.T.

Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine Abbess, visionary theologian, artist, composer, writer, and philosopher. While it was her deeply spiritual work that elevated her to Saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church, it was Hildegard’s work in medicine and scientific inquiry that helped build the foundation for her belief in the interconnectivity of holistic health with…

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Compositions by Hildegard of Bingen stuehlmyer

Dr. Barbara Stuehlmeyer: Music by Hildegard of Bingen

Dr. Stuehlmeyer was gracious enough to help us refine our posts on music of Hildegard of Bingen. Dr. Barbara Stuehlmeyer is a Hildegard scholar, German musicologist, church musician, writer and contributing editor.  In the process, we came to know and appreciate her deep expertise in Hildegard of Bingen and Hildegard music in particular. Music of Hildegard of Bingen…

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cold water treatment

Kneipp’s Cold and Warm Water Therapy

Cold water therapy can be an effective tool in the treatment of medical conditions. The practice of water treatment includes exposure to both cold and warm water, as well as intermittent warm water, hot water, and steam. Applications can vary widely, but generally include one or more components.

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Awakening Brain Plasticity

Like our namesake, Hildegard of Bingen we are big proponents of living a balanced life. We also know that the hurried, modern life can easily lead to habits that take-on the appearance of balance but leave us wanting for rest, sleep, proper nutrition, and even just a sense of general contentment. Hildegard reminds us that we’re…

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