Doctor of the Soul Blog
Creativity as a Key to Feeling Energized and Alive: 7 traits of creative people
How much do you engage your creative side in life? Creativity is essential to our health and well-being. As long we’re creating, we keep growing,...
A Colorful and Nutritious Addition to your Winter Meal
Are you feeling a bit dreary and sluggish this winter? Join me on a journey, inspired by St. Hildegard, to bring foods of joy into our lives....
The Nourishing Food That’s Good for Digestion and Skin
Have you experienced more JOY in your life in the last few weeks? Have nourishing foods brought you more energy and a smile on your face? Let’s...
Feel Awake and Alert, yet Calm with this Herb
Have you been bringing JOY into your life with more intentional meals? I’ve been enjoying my morning bowl of berries. Raspberries seem to really be my favorite berry these days. They put a smile on my face and fill me with joy. Let’s continue our journey of including more foods of joy in our lives, inspired by St. Hildegard. Long ago in the mid 12th century, she recognized that there were certain foods that could bring us health through their ability to offer nourish […]
The Detox Benefits of this Pesky Weed
Have you been exploring the creation of an intentional space for eating in the last week? How’s that going? What have you discovered? Hopefully, you’re discovering how you’re more easily able to digest your food and be calmer and happier while eating! Did you miss my last blog post about this topic? You can find it here: 6 Ways to Create a Joyful Space for Eating. Long ago in the mid 12th century, St. Hildegard recognized that there were certain fo […]
6 Ways to Create a Joyful Space for Eating
As we begin to open this gift of the new year of 2023, let’s be the champions of spreading joy in the world! In our own lives and in the lives of others. Discover more about how to do this here if you missed my last blog post. Going forward, inspired by St. Hildegard, I’d like to invite you to join me on a journey of exploring Nourishing Foods to Bring You Joy and Revitalization in the next several weeks. Before I dive into sharing those foods (and recipes!) th […]
Bring Joy into the World in 2023!
Happy New Year 2023! Here we are at the beginning of a new year. A clean slate that offers us so many possibilities! What do you want to do this year? What do you want to create? Can you envision it? As we enter into this gift of the new year of 2023, let’s see if we can be the champions of joy in the world! In our own lives and in the lives of others. Let’s ponder for a moment. What is joy exactly? And how would we spread it? When we think of the word […]
Discover Peace as Strength
Join the Bring Spirit to the Holidays Community Forming Now. I carry peace within me,I carry within myselfthe forces that strengthen me.I will fill myselfwith these forces’ warmth,And I will feelhow peace poursthrough all my beingwhen strengthening myself,through my striving’s power,I find in mepeace as strength.R. Steiner Imagine carrying peace within yourself and finding it as strength in your life. What a treasure!Wouldn’t inner peace as strength be wonde […]
What exactly are the Sacred Nights of Winter?
As winter draws near, Mother Earth breathes in. Her energy moves further and further inward, drawing back what streamed into the cosmos during the summer.Outwardly, she grows quieter. We can see that the plants seem to rest and the animals prepare for the cold months ahead. The snow brings a blanket of stillness to the earth.In this darkness of winter, the Sacred Nights of Dec. 24th – January 6th offer us a moment of stillness, of inner quiet. A space in between our usual days and w […]
Your Soul has Messengers… are you listening?
Your soul has messengers that speak to you in your dreams at night. They speak of the secret wishes of your soul. They want to be in communication with you. Are you listening? Join us and get started with dream journaling this winter. Register here for “Bring Spirit to the Holidays: 13 Sacred Night Challenge” so that you can begin on the 24th with us! When you’re dreaming, you step out of the daily demands of life, setting aside fear and anxi […]
Bring Joy Into Your Life This Holiday Season
When it’s cold and blustery outside, I like to warm my home with the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg by making a batch of one of my favorite recipes – St. Hildegard’s Joy Cookies. And it never fails….as the smell of spices floated through the air, my beloved family appears and gathers around me in the kitchen. Gone were any feelings of sadness or loneliness and in their place are feelings of joy and happiness as smiles, laughter, and conversation fill the room while […]
Bring Spirit to the Holidays this Year
We’re almost to the end of 2022. Just a few more weeks!And it seems that we’re moving out of the pandemic now, after 2 ½ years. If there is a lesson that we’ve learned during this time, one is that many of us have come to a clearer and deeper understanding of what’s important in our lives and what is not.I know I’ve experienced a greater appreciation for my connections to friends and family and my broader spiritual community. Now we even have the ability to g […]
Cultivating a Sense of Gratefulness…. Even When it’s a Struggle
In this month of November, the cool autumn wind sends the leaves swirling about on the ground. We can see the holiday season approaching on the horizon.One of the greatest and simplest things we can do for ourselves this time of year is to be grateful. Each and every day.When we’re grateful for the many gifts that we’re given each day, we experience joy and meaning in our lives. “It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes &nb […]
Shift Your Perspective and Experience More Joy
Life can be challenging at times. The competing demands that you experience from your work, family, caring for your own well-being, and even friends can create a sense of overwhelm and even fear at getting out of bed in the morning. This diminishes our joy in truly experiencing a fulfilling and rewarding life. If you experience this, you’re not alone! It’s common for most of us to feel overwhelmed in our lives at times.If you’re dreading getting up in the morning, then […]
Connect to your Higher Self with this Color Exploration
Are you able to access and follow your intuition easily? Or do you struggle with tapping into your higher self, your true self, to follow your intuition? Today’s color exploration will help you connect more deeply to yourself – your intuition and your higher self. It’s a color that aids us in spiritual awareness and awakening. If you’re just joining me today for the first time, we’ve been on a color journey for several weeks, and today is the 6th in t […]
Bring Better Balance into Your Life with this Color Exploration
Are you struggling with trying to create a balance in your life? A balance between work and recreation? Or between activity and rest? Or maybe you’re seeking to find balance in social activity – do you often have too much or too little? Or maybe there’s another area in your life where you long for a little more balance. Today’s color exploration will support you in bringing balance into your life wherever you may need it. If you’re […]
What’s Longing for Change in Your Life? This color will help you make a shift.
What’s in your life right now that’s longing for some change? Maybe it’s a habit that no longer serves you. Maybe it’s a relationship that needs a shift. Or maybe there’s something new you’d like to bring into your life. Consider what needs a change or transformation in your life at this time – either physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Choose one. Sometimes it’s easy to create a whole list o […]
Give Yourself a Boost of Energy and Motivation With this Color Exploration
Feeling a little drained after a long week? Lacking motivation and confidence to move forward in your next steps? Today’s color exploration will be perfect – you’ll be rejuvenated and energized. You’ll receive a boost of motivation and confidence. If you’re just joining me today for the first time, we’ve been on a color journey for several weeks and today is the 3rd in this series. If you missed the first ones or would like to do them a […]
Bring Harmony into Your Life With an Exploration of this Color
Were you feeling energized, yet centered, in your color exploration of blue and yellow last week? I hope so! If you missed it, you can join the fun and find it here. Today, we’ll dive into an exploration with blue and yellow again, but in a new way. You’ll discover how you can use color to bring harmony into your life. So, let’s get ready for a new color journey, and play! No special skills needed; no judgment of your exploration. Just creative fun […]
Playing with Color To Feel Energized and Centered
Feeling a little tired or drained? Need to be energized and nourished? I want to invite you to a journey with color over the next 6 weeks. Just follow my blog posts and join me. You’ll feel relaxed yet energized after each experience! We’re surrounded by color in our lives every day. Whether there are colors that are pleasing to your eyes or ones that are not, they’re everywhere – in nature, your home, stores, your clothes and your food. Ha […]
Move into E x p a n s i v e n e s s To Connect with Your Higher Purpose
When we look outside in the summertime, we can see Mother Nature in a state of expansiveness. Gardens are overflowing with vegetables, trees have crowns full of green leaves, and bees are buzzing around multitudes of blossoming flowers. It’s a wonderful time for you to move into expansiveness too. If you have been feeling contracted or withdrawn from the world, you can shift it. As you do, you can become more deeply connected to the divine, your inner wisdom that guides […]
Feeling Confused? Not Seeing Things In Your Life Clearly? Discover 3 Ways to Balance Your Brow Chakra for Better Clarity
Summer’s a great time to explore your creative side, and I hope you’ve been doing that! Today, I want to share with you how you can direct your creative energy to activating and balancing one of your spiritual chakras, the brow chakra, or sometimes called the third eye.The brow chakra or third eye is in the space between the eyebrows, just a little above on the forehead. It encompasses the pituitary gland, eyes, head, and lower brain. When it’s in balan […]
The Tranquility of Blue to Bring Calm and Confidence to your Voice
Have you taken time to unwind and relax this summer yet? If not, I invite you join me and dive into an experience of the color blue. It’ll bring you right into the mood of summer! Imagine for a moment… A gentle breeze caresses your face as your bare feet sink into the warm grains of the golden sand with each step you take along the beach. You gaze dreamily out to the turquoise waters of the sea that sparkle under the light of the sun. A swooping arc of a se […]
The Breath of the Divine… Warm your heart with harmonious and healing sound
Are you feeling a little off or uncomfortable in your body? Have you been ill or suffering in some way recently? Every part of our body has a vibration. Every organ, tissue, and cell. When these are in harmony, then we have our health and well-being. If disharmony arises in some form, there is a loss of well-being, and we may experience discomfort, illness, or disease. We can harness the vast potential of energy that is available through sound (created by vibrations) for […]
Needing a Burst of Sunshine Today?
Are you feeling a little lethargic today? Moving slowly? Here’s a way to shift your energy and feel rejuvenated. First, take a look outside your window. What can you see? Summer’s all around us in its glorious splendor. What beauty in this season! The warm sun shines down upon the bright colored flowers. The warm color of yellow radiating out into the world. Yellow is the color associated with the solar plexus chakra, located between your navel […]
Needing a Boost in Energy? Summer is a perfect time for creative exploration.
Summer is showing us its glorious splendor. What beauty! The lush green crowns of the trees sway in the breeze while raindrops gently fall bringing moisture to the earth. The birds are happily sharing their melodious songs with all, and the gardens are starting to explode with little sprouts. What plans do you have for creativity this summer? Any yet? Summer’s a wonderful time to dive into creativity! As the natural world around us explodes with vibra […]
A Simple Tool to Calm Anxiety and Feel Grounded
Do you have days where you feel frazzled and not very grounded? Your anxiety seems to rise into your throat, and you don’t feel very safe or secure at all. I know I have times like this on occasion, and I open my toolbox to support myself with a powerful mantra when this happens. And in a very short time, I’m able to dissolve any anxiety or fear and feel grounded again almost as if I have roots reaching down into Mother Earth. Breathing a deep sigh, I feel […]
Finding the Courage to Move through Obstacles
The courage that St. Hildegard had in the 12th century is truly an inspiration to all of us today. She felt that God was speaking through her in the many powerful visions that she experienced, and she soon felt called to share them with others. Yet, St. Hildegard often doubted herself and her abilities to share this with the world. She lived in a time where women did not preach, speak publicly, or write. Certainly not on controversial topics such as visions from God! O […]
Stinging Nettle Tea for Detox
The wisdom that St. Hildegard shared long ago about natural healing, nutrition, and healthy living has been so helpful for me. I love to share with...
Discover the Wisdom of Your Heart
Pause for a moment and listen within? What do you hear within your heart as a longing or yearning that’s calling to you right now? Your heart has a...
Breaking Through the Wall of Self-Doubt
What are you being called to do in your life right now? Does it make you feel nervous or afraid? Are you not feeling confident enough to move...
Uncovering the Voice of Your True Self
Do you have easy access to the light that shines within you, your inner guidance? Are you able to understand and follow your inner guidance...
Powerful Practice for Awakening Love within your Heart
Have you ever caught yourself sighing at the end of a long day? This is one way that your body naturally relieves stress for you. In your life,...
A Nutritious (and Delicious!) Way to Start Your Day
How do you start your day? In a way that supports you or in a way that makes you tired and irritable by noon? Do you grab a cup of coffee and run?...
Taking the First Steps to Manifesting your Soul’s Longing
Despite the recent dusting of snow, there’s a promise of spring in the air here in Colorado! We’ve had some warmer days, and the ground is thawing....
Why is Finding Balance in our Lives so Important?
How often do you feel like your life has shifted out of balance in some way? Maybe too much activity and too little sleep? Maybe an excess of drink...
Need to Shift Your Mood? Try this easy and fast way to clear those dark, gloomy clouds!
All of us have moments where we’re in a funk. Something is weighing on us heavily and we’re having a hard time getting the dark, gloomy clouds to...
Feel Energized Today, Even in Winter
Is your energy feeling low today? Are you ready for spring, yet the cold temperatures of winter linger on? Let me share with you a way to feel...
Discover the Deeper Longings of Your Soul
Do you have a sense of what your soul is still longing to do in this world in your lifetime? Have you connected with the dreams you want to...
Increasing Your Vitality in Winter with St. Hildegard’s “Greening Power”
With the cold temperatures and the stress of the most recent strand of Covid making its rounds, it’s easy for our health to be compromised in the...
A Powerhouse Drink to Support your Immune System
I hope you’ve been staying well this month and nourishing yourself with delicious and healthy foods! Do you have a favorite drink you like to have...
Easing the Discomfort of Illness in Winter
Have you been feeling under the weather lately? I know that here in Boulder, CO, there are many who are ill with the flu, a cold, or a respiratory...
An Easy, Nutritious Snack to Help Curb Cravings
January, the start of a new year. A fresh start! A time to focus on your intentions and commitments for the year. And a wonderful time for...
The Nourishing Food That’s Good for Digestion and Skin and Even Makes us Happy!
Happy New Year! May it be a nourishing and uplifting one for you! The wisdom that St. Hildegard shared long ago about natural healing, nutrition,...
6 Steps to Make Your Dream Become Reality
Do you have a longing in your soul of something you’d like to do in your life, but you haven’t yet? What tugs at your heart to create, waiting to be...
Break Free from Fear and Find Joy and Peace
When fear comes into our lives, it can overwhelm us. It can imprison us behind the bars of anxiety, making us forget who we truly are. Have you ever...
The Beauty of the Rose at Christmas
The “Queen of the Flowers,” the majestic rose, is perhaps the most beloved flower worldwide. It’s been used for its fragrance and healing properties...
Finding Strength during the Winter Season
Not far from my house, there are tall evergreen trees strung with Christmas lights that shine in the darkness of the night, greeting me each evening...
Awakening to Dreaming in the Darkness of Winter: 3 Simple Steps
Winter is upon us, the coldest season of the year. All around us life slows down and turns inward. It’s a natural time for rest, reflection,...
Accessing your Spirit Guides for Support
When you’re struggling with a decision or question in life, who do you call upon in the spirit realm for guidance? Who are your spirit guides? There...