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.

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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mindfulness exercises

Viriditas through Mindfulness

With spring officially upon us, it is a fitting time to practice new ways to grow. Hildegard von Bingen believed the turning of the spring season to be a particularly good time for a fast or cleanse. Like most self-directed regimens, the benefits of periodic fasting and cleansing are greatly enhanced by our level of…

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bodily juices

Hildegard’s Bodily Juices

Hildegard’s work in Causae et Curae, on the origin and treatment of diseases, offers a fascinating glimpse into Hildegard’s world view, and the theological underpinnings of her thinking around natural healing, naturopathy, and bodily juices. Even today, Hildegard’s descriptions provide a thought-provoking look at the causes of certain maladies and diseases. The Rule of Fours…

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Hildegard's Appetite for Virtue

Last Thursday, I was delighted to spend the evening in Salt Lake City’s Plan B Theatre to watch Tim Slover’s critically acclaimed play based on Hildegard of Bingen’s Virtue.  Simply stated, I loved it!  The acting was tremendous, the writing sublime, and the set held everything together with elegance. Appetite for Virtue The play kicks-off during…

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Victoria Sweet

Interview with Dr. Victoria Sweet

Chasing-down the ideas and prescriptions of a 900 year-old German nun and transforming them into relatable and actionable content is no easy task. So the discovery of Dr. Victoria Sweet was serendipitous on many levels. “Hildegard lets us tap into what we know is true; good and evil, virtue and vices.” – Dr. Victoria Sweet…

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God's Hotel

God´s Hotel, a book review

As we grow the Healthy Hildegard community, we intersect with others drawn to Hildegard. Each one offers a unique perspective on how Hildegard of Bingens’s life and body of work through writings moved and inspired their lives. Hildegard led us to God’s Hotel and Dr. Victoria Sweet, and for that we are grateful. (Since publishing this post,…

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midlife transition

A Creative Transition: Jennifer Mosquera

A neighborhood stroll on a beautiful Denver afternoon led us to a quiet corner across from City Park where we discovered out latest creative transition. Draped by a gentle lace of light and shadow from the tree-lined sidewalk, an unremarkable but curious storefront piqued our curiosity. After a few moments of window gazing, we stepped…

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midlife awakening

Discovery of Midlife Awakening

Do you think it is it too late to change? Consider Hildegard. It was only a midlife awakening for her because she lived so long for those times. Knowing the deep spring is there but not having the faith to find it is part of the dissonance we feel.

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