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Jade Marvin

Jade Marvin graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a BS in Business Digital Marketing. She is SWIHA’s Marketing Specialist who loves to write, dance, hang out with her friends and shop! When she’s not in the office, you’ll probably find her cuddling up with her cat & binge watching the latest show on Netflix.

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How Yoga Teacher Training Changed Eve Garifo-Morelli’s Life Path

Posted by Jade Marvin on 1/20/22 4:00 PM

You are stronger than your challenges. And your challenges are making you stronger. Deep within is a hidden reserve of inner power. Breathe. Get quiet. You will access it. You’re far stronger than you realize - with a capacity to stretch and grow in exciting ways.” - Karen Salmansohn

Before Eve Garifo-Morelli started her healing journey at SWIHA, she was a full-time caregiver for her father. Her entire life, 24/7 was surrounding her father who had suffered from a stroke and lost his speech, the use of his right arm, and now walked with a cane and brace on his right leg. For Eve, this became a high-stress situation having to be a full-time caregiver for her father. On one side, she loved him and fervently stood up to the job of taking care of her father. On the other hand, there were days that Eve found herself not leaving her house, showering, or taking care of herself. There needed to be a change.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, yoga therapy, SWIHA, Intuition, Meditation, Yoga Teacher Training, yoga nidra, Transformation, yoga, Arizona, Tempe, Yogi, Yoga studio, chakras, Yoga Body Psychology, healing pages bookstore, My Spirit of Yoga, Yoga Cueing, Arizona Yoga Studio

5 Grounding Techniques to Cultivate Success & Self-Regulation

Posted by Jade Marvin on 1/18/22 4:00 PM

Anxiety is a primal human experience to anticipate and prepare for threats, which can serve as a good thing. However, too much anxiety can quickly turn into mental health issues and can disrupt your daily life, relationships, work, and more. Anxiety can feel different for everyone, luckily, there are some very effective and scientifically proven ways to help us become more grounded, balanced, and in tune with our bodies. Here are 5 Grounding Techniques you can utilize to self-regulate when life is feeling out of place:

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Massage Therapy, SWIHA, Mindfulness, massage, Holistic wellness, exercise, Holistic health, Breathing Techniques, Arizona, LMT, Mindfulness Exerise, Grounding Techniques, Earthing, Stretching, Massage Therapy Program, Grounding

The Healing Power of Serving Others with Massage Therapist and Great Graduate Robert Pruett

Posted by Jade Marvin on 1/11/22 4:00 PM

Everyone has a story to tell, a lesson to teach, and wisdom to share… Life is a beautiful masterpiece bound together by your experiences. Open up and share your story; become an inspiration to others. You can make a difference because you matter. You were created with purpose. Live your life with intention, go out there and make a difference by being the difference.” - Melanie Koulouris

Great Graduate, Robert Pruett shares his story of high highs and low lows that ultimately led him to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Robert asserts, “Mine is a story of extremes - I came from a place of trauma, abuse, and resulting depression - to being very successful and actualized.” After some very turbulent times, Robert encountered some very unlikely teachers that ultimately changed the course of his life. Robert apprenticed under a yoga master and learned musical theory, as well as guitar from two notable musicians. Robert explains, “I was a software developer, and unfulfilled. I felt like I had missed my calling. I kept encountering the word ‘Reiki’ and I didn't know what it meant. One day at a party some of my friends were talking about a Reiki program at SWIHA and I perked up. The next day I saw an admissions counselor. I quit my job and enrolled that very day.”

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Topics: Sound Healing, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Life Coaching, myofascial, Massage Therapy, Great Graduate, SWIHA, massage, Myotherapy, Reiki, Ayurveda, yoga, Arizona, Tempe, LMT, Non-Profit, Lumi Lumi, Lumi, Deep Tissue, Ayurvedic Massage

Welcome to the Spiritual Side of Tik Tok

Posted by Jade Marvin on 1/4/22 4:00 PM

At the tap of a screen, you can tap into a ‘higher power’ on Tik Tok. At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, we were all forced to live our lives through our screens, and the rise of a single app, Tik Tok, arose. During such a time of distress, people were seeking spirituality more than ever. Without being able to go to public spaces or attend organized religious services, and more - people sought out spirituality on their phones. Following various hashtags, #spiritualtiktok #spiritualawakening #spiritual, and many more, you can view videos of anything from sound healing to reiki blessings to Tarot readings- you have it all in the palm of your hand!

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, spirituality, SWIHA, Arizona, Spiritual, social media, 2022, Tik Tok, Spiriual Tik Tok

5 Easy Steps to Manifest Your Goals for 2022 with a Vision Board

Posted by Jade Marvin on 12/30/21 4:00 PM

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! Or should I say 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ways to manifest your goals with a vision board this New Year! 2022 is practically here, and it's that time of year where everyone is manifesting their dreams, goals, and aspirations for 2022. Oxford dictionary defines Manifestation as ‘an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea.’ We can manifest what we want in many ways, the Law of Attraction, Journaling, Vision Boards, and more! Vision boards are a great tool to use as a visual representation of your goals and dreams. Having your goals visually in front of you can help clarify and bring focus to what you really want. Vision boards incorporate images that represent what you want to be, do, or have, as well as, phrases/mantras, affirmations, and more that display your goals and dreams.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, SWIHA, journaling, Manifesting, Vision Board, Goals, Arizona, Dreams, Manifestation, Law of Attraction, Smart Goals, Intention, Manifest, 2022, Change, Fire Walk, Firewalker, Pinterest, Canva, Peak Performance, Fire Walking, Reflect

5 New Habits You Can Do To Start the New Year Right

Posted by Jade Marvin on 12/28/21 4:00 PM

As the holidays are dwindling down, and the start of the New Year is approaching, we usually begin to think about goals, resolutions, and what we want to accomplish the next year. Typically, when making New Year’s resolutions, people think of really big things they want to change about themselves or their lives. Oftentimes, these really big goals can seem unattainable, and usually, within a few months, fewer and fewer people are staying consistent with their once super eager attitudes and goals. Having this in mind, why not start the New Year right with 5 small habits you can do to give you an immediate sensation of success and achievement?

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Topics: self love, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Gratitude, SWIHA, journaling, Gifts and Graces, Goals, habits, Arizona, resolutions, Success, Morning Routine, Commitment, Self-Acceptance, New Year, New Years Resolution, Positivity, 2022, Champions of Change, Cleaning, Routine

Bring Your Loved Ones Together This Season with Sweet Holiday Recipes

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

To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – William Londen

The Holiday season is all about recharging our batteries for the New Year, spending time with friends and family, and eating good food! Making food can be such a great pass time to bond with friends and family. You can work together in the kitchen, make some yummy foods and create lifelong memories while you’re at it too! Chef and SWIHA Online Advisor, Janet Lee, proclaims, “Life is balancing the sweet with the savory. A great recipe for the holiday season is a pinch of patience, a teaspoon of creativity, a tablespoon of joy, a handful of fresh herbs, cups of vegetables, and a pitcher of laughter. Blend them all well and serve with a sense of humor, remembering the reason for the season and sharing it all with those around you. Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season!”

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Mindfulness, Arizona, Healthy Eating, health coach, Nutrition Coach, Facebook Live, Wellness Coach, Holistic Education, Holiday Season, Webinars, Holistic Healh and Wellness Coach, Health and Wellness Coach, NBHWC, ZOOM, Dessert Recipes, Mindful Meditation Facilitator, Whole Foods Culinary Specialist, Culinary, Culinary Specialist, Holiday Recipes

How to Navigate From Your Comfort Zone to Your Growth Zone

Posted by Jade Marvin on 12/16/21 4:00 PM

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” - Neale Donald Walsch

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” - Joseph Campbell

These three cliché quotes align with the idea that we are all familiar with, that fear holds us back. Change can be scary, whereas, comfort is easy, familiar, and safe. Comfort zones can hold power over us. We all have comfort zones. They can be both physical and psychological. Regardless of who you are, comfort zones are where we feel the most comfortable and the least challenged. We tend to cling on to comfort zones, even when they no longer serve us. Our brains activate survival mode, and the effort and courage it takes to get outside of our comfort zones can be too much to take. However, there are many ways to break out of your comfortability. Let’s learn to thrive in our discomfort!

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, confidence, SWIHA, Gifts and Graces, Goals, habits, Arizona, New Years Resolution, Negative Bias, 2022, Growth Zone, Survival Mode, Growth, Comfort Zones, Learning Zone, Fear Zone, Control, Fear, Brave, Change, Mindset

Three Ways to Activate the Law of Attraction for Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Jade Marvin on 12/9/21 4:00 PM

Many of us believe that we do not have the power to change our lives or to live our ‘dream’ life. We live our daily lives programmed to do what we are supposed to do. Wake up. Go to work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. This becomes the system and the wheel of life we become a cog in. How do we attract what we really want for ourselves? To know the Law of Attraction is the first step in making these changes to a happier, more fulfilling life. As defined by Sharon Rose, The Intuitive Guide Program Director here at SWIHA, the Law of Attraction is “a universal law of energy. It acknowledges and has been proved through quantum physics that human beings are constantly and consistently emitting vibrational frequencies, and this energy we emit affects our perception of and experience in, the world. It is the law that says we attract to ourselves that which we are thinking, feeling, saying, and believing.”

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, SWIHA, journaling, Intuition, Goals, Arizona, Dreams, Manifestation, Law of Attraction, New Years Resolution, Gratitude Journal, Game Plan, Manifest, 2022, Attraction, Wishes, Manifest New Year, Manifest Goals, Energy, Vibration

How Savannah Foster Built an Online Holistic Community Using Wellness Coaching Tools

Posted by Jade Marvin on 12/2/21 4:00 PM

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” - Picabo Street

Savannah Foster, soon to be great graduate of the Holistic Health and Wellness Coach Diploma Program here at SWIHA, shares her journey that led her to SWIHA, and how she is taking what she has learned out into the real world, as well as, applying these learned concepts into her daily life. Savannah Foster asserts, “SWIHA has saved my life. Not only has this school allowed me to find my calling, it also allowed me to rediscover why I was put on this earth. It has challenged me to be the best version of myself and to push through the times that I once believed I couldn’t get through.”

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Topics: self love, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, Great Graduate, SWIHA, Mindfulness, Self-care, entrepreneur, Intuition, Holistic wellness, Holistic health, Crystals, Arizona, health coach, Mental Health, Wellness Coach, Food, SWIHA Grad, Holistic Healh and Wellness Coach, Health and Wellness Coach, NBHWC, National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches, Certified Coach

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