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Taylor Jablonowski

Taylor Jablonowski is SWIHA’s Marketing Specialist and a momma to a three-year-old boy named Arlo. When she's not working to make the Healing Arts accessible to everyone, you'll probably find her somewhere in the woods with her feet in a river.

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Carmen Payne uses Coaching to Create Compassionate Workplaces from the Top-Down

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/14/21 4:00 PM

“For me, it is absolute alignment. I am showing up in absolute alignment doing this work,” says Carmen Payne, who has been a practicing Life Coach since 2013, “It gives my soul so much joy to be serving others in this capacity and be a messenger.”

Carmen had spent twenty years working an IT job, and slowly found the stress of the job compounding until she had the overwhelming feeling that she needed to be doing something more in alignment with her passions. That’s when Carmen pulled out her resume and asked herself some hard questions, including the last time she felt excited and energized to come to work: “The role that literally lifted itself off the page at me was when I was training and coaching people.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Public Speaking, toxic Environments

Brian Sheldon Harnesses Breath, Nature & Coaching Tools to Inspire and Uplift

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/13/21 4:00 PM

Brian Sheldon, of Brian Sheldon Wellness, is a Nature-Rooted Wellness Coach. “My goal is to help clients who are struggling with feeling lost or unsure of themselves,” he tells us, “We work together to find clarity and establish goals to live a more healthy, happy, and fulfilled life!”

“When I came down to Phoenix to visit SWIHA for the first time, I felt extremely lost and like I was on the edge of discovering something deep inside myself that I have always known and never been able to explain or unlock,” explains Brian. He describes how energy within SWIHA “just felt right”, and he signed up for the Mind-Body Wellness program immediately!

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Topics: Life Coaching, Breathwork, national life coaching month, Nature, Forest Bathing

Amanda Dodd Uses Life Coaching to Cast a Light Over Trauma

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/7/21 4:00 PM

Amanda Dodd was drawn to Life Coaching when she began to feel pulled by a sense of “more”, which is an impressive call when you take in to account that she was already a holistic practitioner working with Reiki, The Emotion Code and The Body Code, as well as doing Mediumship while being a trauma-aware care giver to a special needs child.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Mindfulness, national life coaching month, Trauma Work

Brigette Cross, Spiritual Coach, Encourages Others to Live Their Truth

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/6/21 4:00 PM

As with many souls who are drawn to SWIHA, Brigette Cross found herself at a crossroads in her former field of work. During her time as an account, she describes the feeling that she had something more to contribute: “I was in search of my own spirituality. I wanted more knowledge to enhance my gift so I could share it with the world,” she recalls.

Brigette enrolled in the Mind Body Wellness Practitioner program where she developed her coaching practice, Be-Smiley. Her business’ tagline is: “Life is too precious to live unhappy!” which perfectly encapsulates the goal of Life Coaching.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Spiritual Coaching, national life coaching month

Gift Yourself a New Path in 2021: Holistic Wellness Programs Starting in January

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/31/20 4:05 PM

We believe that everyone has a calling, a purpose, and a path that their soul longs to take. Many people spend their entire life waiting for the "right time" to embark on the journey that they've been longing to take. Here's the secret: You can begin at any time! In the words of Eckhart Tolle, spiritual teacher and best-selling author: "Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life."

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Topics: Natural Healing, Holistic Program, Consciousness, Wellness Education, Holistic Entrepreneurship

Lean in to This Unique Holiday Season by Consciously Connecting Virtually

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/23/20 4:03 PM

There is no doubt that this has been an unprecedented year for so many reasons. It has provided a wide variety of global emotion, between bringing human rights to the forefront of the conversation and navigating a pandemic that has forced some difficult decisions to be made. This holiday season may look and feel a little different this year, however there are many ways we can still create a meaningful and conscious connection with those we love, even from afar.

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Topics: Mindfulness, Be Present, Christmas, Swiha Online, Prevention of COVID

December 21, 2020 is the Perfect Time to Start Seriously Pursuing Your Dreams

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/17/20 4:06 PM

Have you been feeling inexplicably pulled down a new path lately? You're not alone! Many people are anticipating a major shift in mindset on a global level, reflected first in the choices we make as individuals. This upcoming Winter Solstice in particular has some great things in store for us on a planetary level.

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, Manifest Your Dreams, astrology, Spiritual Energy, Intention, winter solstice

From Balconies to Backyards: You Can Have a 'Micro-Farm' at Home

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/15/20 4:00 PM

Humans have been consciously farming the earth for around 12,000 years. That may seem like a very long period of time, but if all our planets history took place in the course of a single day, we started our agriculture practices at 11:59:59 PM! In that 'one second', we have created a surplus of food and--unfortunately--contributed to a major imbalance of chemicals in our air, water and soil.

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Topics: Urban Farming, Farmers Market, conscious living, Organic Produce, Home Gardening

Feeling 'Stuck'? Amber Peitzmeier Will Inspire You to Follow Your Passion for Health & Wellness

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/10/20 2:09 PM


At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, you will often hear talk of “callings” and “signs from Spirit”. Amber Peitzmeier, a Mind Body Wellness Practitioner graduate, has quite the story about how persistent these nudges from the Universe are!

“I started getting ads about SWIHA. I kept ignoring them. I kept telling Facebook they were irrelevant to me. I kept scrolling by,” Amber recalls, “No matter what I did, the ads were still there.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Mind Body Wellness, holistic business, Women's Coaching, Women's Empowerment

Three Self-Healing Techniques to Use When You're Feeling Dysregulated This Winter

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/3/20 4:00 PM

It's long been known that the winter can be especially difficult for people. With shorter hours of sunlight, colder weather and the Holiday season, many of us may be experiencing a feeling of "off-ness" -- compounded with the events of 2020 already collectively difficult to process. However, we often have more power over our emotions than we may consciously realize. Here are three self-healing techniques that you can use when you need to take back the reins of your well-being:

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Topics: Conscious Touch, Breathing Techniques, Body Awareness, emotional Regulation, Self-Healing

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