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Valerie RickelWelcome to Soulful Living!

I’m so pleased that your soulful journey has brought you here! My name is Valerie Rickel, and I’m the founder, creator and soul of, an inspirational website devoted to personal growth, spiritual development, self help, and self improvement.

In September 1999, I was grieving the loss of my father and had been searching the internet for comfort and healing, but there were very few resources available online at the time. I felt a deep knowing in my heart that I was being “called” to create a website that would offer healing and inspiration to people around the globe.

So, I set about pouring my love and grief into this purposeful life project, and at the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2000, I launched in memory of my father and in honor of our new millennium. Creating is my soulful life purpose, and it has been one of the most meaningful, joyous, and wondrous experiences of my lifetime. I know, without a doubt, that sharing my passion and love for living a soulful life is why I was put here on this earth.

I hope you’ll make yourself at home while you explore our website’s many pages and resources. Sit back, pour a cup of tea, and be inspired… There’s so much to see and experience! You’ll find a wonderful collection of archived articles from hundreds of authors who have contributed their wisdom to over the past 19 years.

Our “Soul Retreat” Gift Pack offers 10 FREE inspirational goodies from our awesome authors, including ebooks, ecourses, audio workshops, and meditations. And, our new Inspiration Gallery will nourish your heart and soul! Plus, you will find an inspiring collection of soulful gifts, products, and tools at our online gift store, the Soulful Living Boutique.

I hope you’ll also explore one of my Soulful Living Coaching and Mentoring programs, the “Divine Spark Sessions” and “Dream It. Begin It.” These programs offer a unique opportunity to work with me, one-on-one, for a deep-dive into your heart and soul to discover your life purpose and deepest soul dreams, and put passion, purpose, and action together to manifest them into the world!

I’m so happy you’re here. Enjoy!

With love and gratitude.



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Our Featured Authors

Victoria Moran - Featured Author

Victoria Moran

Victoria Moran is an inspirational speaker, holistic health counselor, founder of Main Street Vegan Academy, and the bestselling author of “Living a Charmed Life,” “Fit From Within,” “Shelter for the Spirit,” and her newest, “Main Street Vegan.”
Read her Articles:
 Shelter for the Spirit
 The Path to Becoming Fit From Within
 Recreate a Charmed Life
 Be Ready for Light Times

Dr. Judith Orloff - Featured Author

Dr. Judith Orloff

Dr. Judith Orloff, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, has been helping patients find emotional freedom for over 20 years. She is the author of The Ecstasy of Surrender,” “Positive Energy,” “Emotional Freedom,” and “Second Sight.”
Read her Articles:
 Positive Energy
 Don’t Let Others Drain Your Strength and Power
 We Attract Who We Are
 Trusting Intuition

David Richo, PhD - Featured Author

David Richo, PhD

David Richo, PhD, MFT, is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author of “Shadow Dance,” “The Five Things We Cannot Change,” “How to Be an Adult in Relationships,” and his newest, “The Power of Grace.”
Read his Articles:
 Befriending the Shadow
 Unexpected Miracles: The Gift of Synchronicity
 Our Destiny of Wholeness
 Serenity is an Unconditional Yes

Barbara Biziou - Featured Author

Barbara Biziou

Barbara Biziou is an internationally acclaimed authority on global spiritual rituals and practices, a coach, consultant, and host of “Transform Today” TV. She is also the bestselling author of “The Joy of Ritual,” and “The Joys of Family Rituals.”
Read her Articles:
 Ritual as a Spiritual Practice
 Redefining Midlife

Articles to inspire the Soul

Soul Retreat Gift Pack

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Sign up to Receive Our Newsletter and Receive Our “Soul Retreat Gift Pack” Filled with 10 FREE Inspirational Goodies for Your Soul, including Ebooks, Ecourses, Audio Workshops, and Meditations from Our Rockin’ Authors, Valued at Over $300! Enjoy gifts from authors Victoria Moran, Judith Orloff, Guy Finley, Alan Seale, Gail McMeekin, Barbara Bizou, Dana Reynolds, Tara Mohr, and more.

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What Our Community Is Saying…

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“Dear Valerie, Thank you so very much for the newsletters that I receive daily.  Some of the emails have healed me in so many ways. Many of them I have forwarded to family and friends and know they enjoy reading them. Thank you, Valerie. It takes one person to make a difference, and everyone should try – and you have!” Sue E.

“Just a quick note to say I enjoy your site and thanks for the special gifts.” Tracy

“I start every day with SoulfulLiving!.. The gifts….and the awesome articles… Peace and Love to You.” Brenda S.

“I am so excited for what may come each day in Soulful Living. I love it and read everyday. Thank you for the wonderful gifts that are like a little tool box for those of us that are seekers. Blessings for your work. You are loved and appreciated.” Lufa

“Valerie, thank you so much for these beautiful gifts. I am hoping that these will help me rediscover my joy for life. You really gave me a perfect gift today. Have a blessed, beautiful day.” Traci

“I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your website. There are so many email subscriptions I’ve signed up for that I never open but I love opening yours and they’re always a gift to me. Thank you! Thank you!” Sue S.

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Inspirational Poster Gallery

Inspiration Gallery

Be inspired by the soulful quotations and beautiful imagery of the memes in our Inspiration Gallery. Let our inspirational images soothe and comfort your heart and soul! We’ve made it easy for you to spread the love and share with your friends, too! Enjoy!
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Divine Spark Sessions

Join Valerie Rickel, the founder and soul of, for an eight-week journey into your heart and soul to discover your highest calling and life purpose – your Divine Spark – your beautiful, unique expression in the world. The reason you were born! Learn more!


Soulful Living Boutique

Our online store offers an exquisite collection of conscious-living gifts and tools, hand selected for their beauty, grace, quality, and authentic and meaningful nature. It is our hope that our products will inspire you, nurture you, and help guide you along on your soulful inward journey. Let’s go shopping and support! in the Press... in the Press
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