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15 Ways to Nourish Your Soul

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15 Ways to Nourish Your Soul

It seems that we try to pack more things to do into our every day but few of these things improve our health or nourish our soul.† Here are 15 ideas to help you bring more joy into your days:

1.† Brew a pot of herbal tea, sit down with a book or magazine and just take a break from the world.

2.† Smile. Even if you donít want to.† Smiling tricks your brain into thinking youíre happy. (See the†7 Benefits of†Laughter.)

3.† Call a friend you havenít spoken to in a while (someone positive who just makes you feel good).

4.† Do something nice for someone else.† Sometimes just doing a good deed can bring so much joy to both the giver and receiver.† You can donate to a charity, take clothes youíre not using to Salvation Army, donate blankets to an animal shelter, pay for a strangerís coffee at a cafť, give books to your local library, and so much more.

5.† Tend a garden.† Donít have one.† Find a way to join or start a community garden.† Even if you have a balcony you can grow some flowers or herbs in containers. (Read about†Gardening in Small Spaces.)

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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10:39PM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

Good ideas!

11:30AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

Those are great ideas! Especially helping other people :)

5:45PM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

Great ideas :)

4:37PM PDT on Jun 6, 2011


1:48PM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

Great suggestions! I need to heed them more often to keep my soul nourished.

5:04PM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

Simple suggestions, but nice.

11:21AM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

Nice list.

10:43PM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Really great suggestions that anyone can do. Thank you :)

10:16AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

All our souls need nourishment. These are all great ideas: realistic and effective ways to nurture our inner selves. Thank you for this article and reminder that I could use some positivity lately

6:40AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Great article, thank you...

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