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Welcome 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 SoulfulLiving.com, 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 SoulfulLiving.com in memory of my father and in honor of our new millennium. Creating SoulfulLiving.com 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 collection of thousands of archived articles from our best-selling authors and experts who have contributed their wisdom to SoulfulLiving.com over the past 23 years.
In January 2020, we celebrated our 20 Year Anniversary online and gathered together our alumni authors from over the past twenty years for an exciting reunion to commemorate the momentous occasion with an extra special 20th Anniversary Issue of Soulful Living!
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I’m so happy you’re here. Enjoy!
With love and gratitude.
Founder and Soul
Articles to inspire the Soul
Creating Life Changes by Carol Adrienne, Ph.D. Despite the fact that we cannot help but change, we seem to have a constant yearning for things to be different in our life. My guess is that this focus on changing something in our life is a corollary of other ideas invisibly current in Western culture. For […]
The Circle: How The Power Of A Single Wish Can Change Your Life by Laura Day I’d like to invite you to make one single wish, the one change you want more than anything else in the world. You can make others after this one comes true. Your wish can be anything, “realistic” or not, […]
You Are Not Your Mind by Eckhart Tolle The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some super-human accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being. It is a state of connectedness with something immeasurable and indestructible, something that, almost paradoxically, […]
Let Go or Get Dragged by Lama Surya Das A friend of mine named Eva, who manages a Buddhist retreat center in the mountains of Switzerland, has a yellow sticky hanging above her mouse pad as a reminder. It says: “Let go or get dragged.” That about sums it up for me. I have been […]
Authenticity by Carol Adrienne, Ph.D. As children we have no trouble being authentic. Remember when you woke up in the summer happy with anticipation for the day? Remember the joy you took in having your friends sleep over? Remember your parents’ mixed reaction when you blurted out some delightful, albeit disconcerting, blunt truth? Growing up, […]
Moving On…To What You Want by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D. Whether life hands you a bucket of stuff that you’re anxious to get rid of, or you find yourself sitting on life’s sidelines but longing for something more, the dilemma is the same. How do we get the push we need to move on? It’s that […]
Losing Yourself in the Divine: Creativity as a Spiritual Practice by Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D., A.T.R. When you create you lose yourself in your creation. Time seems to stand still and all else is forgotten. You participate in the divine play that is creativity. These moments offer a glimpse of who you really are: a being […]
The Tao of Abundance by Laurence G. Boldt Abundance has been defined in a variety of ways, by different people at different times and in different cultures. Today, we typically measure abundance in terms of the money and objects we possess. We think that those who possess the most are the most free and powerful […]
Smudging by Jane Alexander Smudging is wonderful. Truly. Try it and you’ll become a convert, I’m almost willing to bet. I love it because it’s the simplest yet most incredibly effective form of space clearing available. It takes just five minutes to learn the basics and you’re off. Obviously the more you do it, the […]
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