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SWIHA Student Blog: How Holistic Health Relates to Consumption

Posted by Kaylee Agnew on 9/23/21 4:00 PM

Holistic health is truly about caring for the "whole you" this means not just caring for your physical health through diet, exercise, and interventions if necessary, it also means caring for your mental, emotional, and spiritual health. For every individual these are going to vary in importance as well as vary in what works or does not work to help support them along their path to overall health and well-being. This is often described as "treating" the patient, client, or person as a whole- as opposed to treating them as their symptom. In terms of symptoms people often forget they spread far beyond physical ones such as experiencing a runny nose, headache, or cough. Other symptoms include those often associated with one's mental health like generalized feelings of sadness, loneliness, anxiety, etc. These can also be tied to spiritual and emotional health as well. This is why it’s so important to treat the WHOLE individual, as opposed to the symptom, because if you treat the symptom you won’t get to the root cause of the issue, you just cover it up further.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holisitc Nutrition, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Mindfulness, Meditation, Holistic wellness, Holistic health, social media, Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner, SWIHA Students, Holistic Modalities, Wellness Practitioner, Food, SWIHA Grad, Consumption, Setting Boundaries, Books, Social Interactions

Demystifying Healthy Eating

Posted by Diana DeWolfe on 9/16/21 4:00 PM

We've all been there.  We want to eat healthier, so we do a quick Google search to get some tips and suddenly become overwhelmed by the amount of data returned. Results range from diets promising quick and easy results - low carb, low fat, high fat, carnivore, keto, plant-based - to food subscriptions to buy, ads for nutritional and fitness services, and a few websites promising to unlock the secrets to healthy eating but leave you with very little and often conflicting information. It's frustrating, often resulting in giving up and continuing old habits or taking advice from a friend of a friend who happens to know all about the latest diet craze; you hop on board excited about the promised results. Disappointment settles in quickly. Why isn't the diet working?

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Nutrition, Farmers Market, Holistic wellness, SOUL Food, SAD diet, Diet, Gluten-free, Food Allergies, Holistic Education, Standard American Diet, Self-Healing, continuing education, Holistic Modalities, Wellness Practitioner

My Day with Michael

Posted by Kristy McCarty on 9/9/21 4:00 PM

A spiritual awakening is the process of learning who we truly are through a vibratory connection that permeates us all. This awakening can feel different for each individual and come in stages as the person experiencing the shedding of their ego-self can slowly lose their identity of who they believe themselves to be and reconnect to the whole that is. When we do this, we have the unique ability to understand ourselves as well as others and raise what some believe to be the collective consciousness. A spiritual awakening is a personal experience that allows full connection with Prana, God, Source, Gaia, Yahweh, Allah, as well as many other names that have developed from the human language to describe what is utterly indescribable. What about the opposite side of that universal coin and the loss of that oneness that we crave? A spiritual death is something entirely different as it consumes and eats away at the wholeness we once had as a young innocent child. Spiritual death can occur when the spirit has undergone traumatic experiences, abuse, addiction, loss, or anything that slowly depletes our soul.

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Topics: aromatherapy, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Archangels, Spiritual Coaching, energy healing, integrative healing arts practitioner, IHAP, Self-Healing, continuing education, EFT Tapping, Holistic Modalities, transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Archangel Michael, Emotional Freedom, Intuitive Channeling, Divine Tarot Reading, Shadow Work

5 Ways Gratitude Journaling Will Change Your Life for the Better

Posted by Jade Marvin on 9/2/21 4:00 PM

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” - Eckhart Tolle

Starting your day in a positive mood, energized, and ready to take on the world could be a normal morning for you if you start your daily routine with a gratitude journal. Overthinking is a common enemy for many, constantly replaying scenarios that have not even happened yet. Or comparing yourself to others and constantly wanting what you don’t have can take a heavy toll on your mental health. On a subconscious level, journaling helps counteract our Negativity bias.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Gratitude, SWIHA, journaling, entrepreneur, Intuition, Meditation, Self-Esteem, habits, intuitive guidance, Holistic Education, Stress Reduction, Self-Healing, continuing education, Positivity, Negative Bias, Better Sleep, Increased Happiness, Gratitude Journal, Holistic Modalities

Beautiful Light Warrior Michelle Runnion Guides Others with Holistic Healing

Posted by Jade Marvin on 8/26/21 4:00 PM

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” - N.R. Walker

When Michelle Runnion, Great Graduate of the Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Program, decided to overcome her fears and tribulations, her healing journey truly began and the spark of passion for healing others ignited. Michelle asserts, “I have struggled with anxiety and agoraphobia for the majority of my life. When I decided that I wanted to heal myself so that I have a better life and heal others is when I felt reborn. I have pushed myself to do things that once were too scary to do. In the process, I realized that I am a Light Warrior. The two choices were to get sucked in by the darkness or to live through love and light. Here I am, shining bright and ready to share my love for my passions with others.

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Topics: Life Coaching, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Intuition, Meditation, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Guide, Intuitive Guide, integrative healing arts practitioner, intuitive guidance, IHAP, Holistic Education, Self-Healing, continuing education, Reiki Healing, EFT Tapping, Light Warrior

Intuitive Coach Jessica Loupe Let Spirit Lead Her Path to SWIHA

Posted by Jade Marvin on 8/19/21 4:00 PM

“Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” - Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth

Great Graduate Jessica Loupe graduated from SWIHA’s Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Program with an emphasis in Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching. Jessica asserts, “I could not be happier that I decided to take these courses through the IHAP program! I am so grateful to have joined SWIHA. I would not be where I am today if it were not for this school. SWIHA has made me realize that my dreams can be turned into goals, and my goals turned into reality. My future goal is to create a holistic retreat center, where anyone can go to easily get any holistic service available. I give myself 5-7 years to make this a reality, follow me on my journey!

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Topics: Life Coaching, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Intuition, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Guide, intuitve guide, integrative healing arts practitioner, intuitive guidance, Holistic Education, Self-Healing, continuing education, Reiki Healing, GRIT, Tenacity

How to Market Your Holistic Business on Social Media

Posted by Jade Marvin on 8/12/21 4:00 PM

Welcome to Social Media 101! Where we will dive into Social Media Marketing and how to do it right for your holistic business needs. Social media marketing is a value-creating process. It involves identifying opportunities for leveraging social interactivity among consumers in social media environments with fast-paced flows of information.

Social media is ever-changing and changing fast! You have to keep up in order to reap all the benefits it offers. There are many advantages and disadvantages to social media in marketing, so read more to become a social media disrupter in your industry!

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, holistic business, Success, social media, Authenticity, Holistic Education, Marketing, Our Success Center, Marketing tips, Strategies, Social Platforms, Tools, Social Media Tools, Feeds, social media marketing, Social Media Strategies, Content Creation, Trends

Fresh, Easy, Homemade Chips, Salsa, & Guac for Summer Time

Posted by Jade Marvin on 8/5/21 4:00 PM

You have guac to be kidding me!

You guac my world!

Rock out with your guac out!

Alright, this is getting ‘guacward’- enough with the guac puns - let’s get to the recipe!

It’s a hot summer day by the pool, you are hanging out with friends and family, and one of the best snacks to have...chips, salsa, and guac (oh my!). Not only are these recipes easy to follow, they are also super delicious and savory as well. Shout out to SWIHA’s Holistic Nutrition Instructor and chef, Janet Lee, for providing these flavorsome recipes.

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Recipe, Nutrition, health coach, Nutrition Coach, Culinary School, Raw Foods, Clean Eating, Wellness Coach, Holistic Education, Nutrition Specialist, Comfort Foods, Health and Wellness

Candice Lee’s Free Spirit Creates Sacred, Transformational Space for Others

Posted by Jade Marvin on 7/29/21 4:00 PM

We all have secrets we keep locked away from the rest of the world. Friendships we pretend. Relationships we hide. Worst of all is the love we never let show; the most dangerous secret a person can bury are those we keep from ourselves.” - Kevin McCarty

Candice Lee, a graduate from the Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner program, at the age of 25, finally began to listen to the parts of herself she could no longer ignore. The parts of herself she had kept locked away, she finally dealt with. Her journey at SWIHA gave her the keys so that she could unlock those doors and finally make a change in her own life and the lives of others.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Reiki master, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Intuition, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Guide, intuitve guide, integrative healing arts practitioner, intuitive guidance, Transformational Reiki, Addiction, Transpersonal Psychology, IHAP, Holistic Education, Self-Healing, continuing education

Creating Holistic Herbal Remedies: Suzanne O’Gara, Certified Herbalist

Posted by Jade Marvin on 7/22/21 4:00 PM

When things don’t go as your plan or back-up plan, don’t sulk. Make new plans! The sun doesn’t stop shining just because of dark clouds.” - Unknown

Suzanne O’Gara did just that. Suzanne is a woman who has lived in many roles: singer, teacher, belly dancer, business owner, herbalist, mother, wife, and many more. Her life before SWIHA was very different, and when plans didn’t go her way, she didn’t let that stop her.

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Topics: western herbalism, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Natural Healing, Herbal Medicine, herbal remedies, natures herbs, Holistic Herbal Remedies, make medicine, flower medicine

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