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.

Community Shared Agriculture

Consider Community Shared Agriculture

You may have heard of Community Shared Agriculture (“C.S.A.”) or perhaps you even participate already (let us know what you think.) For those who haven’t heard of CSA, or only have a vague idea of how it works, this post will help you understand if joining a CSA is right for you. What is Community…

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midlife transition

Hildegard’s Midlife Transition

Hildegard of Bingen experienced a profound spiritual transformation in her early 40s.  In hindsight, the experience resembled that of a yogini’s kundalini awakening process or Jung’s version of individuation. Hildegard’s midlife transition, and her process of approaching wholeness and integration, resulted in the most creative period in her life. Like Hildegard, we hope to nurture a creative self, bringing together both conscious and unconscious.  Ideally,…

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how to sleep better

10 Tips How to Sleep Better

Hildegard recognized the importance of purposefully inviting healthy sleep. She believed that a good mood and positive thoughts prior to sleep would lend to positive dreams and increase the potential for prophecy and visions. Conversely, ignoring the requisite balance throughout the day or harboring negative thoughts prior to sleep results in restless sleep and nightmares, which she believed to be unresolved conflict or needs.
Turns out her sleep secrets have stood the test of time.

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hildegard ordo virtutum

Virtue and Hildegard Ordo Virtutum

This winter (February 2017), Plan-B Theater Company of Salt Lake City, Utah will produce the play Virtue, a modern extension of Hildegard Ordo Virtutum, written by playwright Tim Slover, PhD. We were lucky enough to spend some time talking with Tim, and the Artistic Director of Plan-B, Jerry Rapier, who will direct the production. We thought we’d…

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living creativity

Hadley’s Living Creativity

We first met Hadley Meares through a story she had written about Hildegard. Hadley’s biography on Hildegard offered a fresh new perspective on our namesake’s living creativity. Hadley captured the essence of Hildegard with a light-hearted reverence that made us laugh, but also reminded us of just how remarkable Hildegard of Bingen was in her…

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Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing: Six Steps to Holistic Health

Your health and wellness is about much more than just the condition of your body. Take your health into your own hands with a holistic approach to your life. We will show you the wisdom behind holistic healing, why we need it, and how to incorporate holistic healing into our daily lives. What is Holistic…

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Food activity rest

Food Activity Rest

The rhythm of Food Activity Rest predates medieval medical treatments, and yet the concept helps set the foundation for Hildegard’s healing harmony.  We first discovered a modern perspective on Food Activity Rest by reviewing Dr. Matthew Edlund’s work on Circadian Medicine. The value of Dr. Edlund’s mnemonic FAR has far-reaching health benefits.  In its most basic form, it has helped…

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Simple Meditation

Hildegard’s Viriditas- Dynamic Meditation in Nature

For strength of spirit, Hildegard considered regular dynamic meditation in nature as a powerful source of health and vitality. Hildegard of Bingen saw nature as a manifestation of the divine. It was in this divine healing power of nature and the transfer of energy from plants to humans, that she saw as a principal means to embrace the…

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kundalini awakening process

Hildegard’s Kundalini Awakening Process

We first discovered Teri Degler while trying to broadly understand the kundalini awakening process, and more simply, our own motivations to explore creative spirit.  As it turns out, Teri has devoted much of her life to writing, teaching, and coaching people to embrace their creativity. In her book, The Fiery Muse: Creativity and the Spiritual Quest, Teri explores the…

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Midlife Adventure

Love and Linens: a midlife adventure

Our namesake, Hildegard of Bingen, experienced a spiritual awakening at age 42 that thrust her into a new way of living, a new sense of purpose that would inspire her to engage deeply in a multitude of creative, intellectual, and theological pursuits. Through embracing her purpose and unlocking her creative potential, she would become one…

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Slow Food success

What is Slow Food? Tips for Slow Food Success

What is slow food? The Slow Food Movement is a social movement in response to our rapidly changing lifestyles. Specifically, the spread of fast-food. As a result of fast-food and processed food taking over the culture, many valuable aspects of our relationship with food have been lost. Slow food is an opposition movement to slow…

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walking after dinner

Walking After Dinner

The health benefits of walking after dinner have been known as long as human health has been contemplated. While the physiological reasons behind the benefits may have been unknown, the value of physical activity – in its most basic form, has been around for a very long time. Walking After Dinner: 100 easy steps to…

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