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How Mercury Retrograde Affects Your Zodiac Sign

Posted by Jade Marvin on 10/7/21 4:00 PM

If you are unfamiliar with Astro-terminology, Mercury in Retrograde, or more commonly known as Mercury Retrograde, is when the planet Mercury seems to be moving backward - from west to east. The areas of life that Mercury tends to rule are disrupted and can affect each of us differently. Mercury is the planet that rules communication, travel, and technology, and when in retrograde - life can seem a bit out of control. Mercury Retrograde is a time for channeling energy inward, reflecting, re-assessing, and rethinking our lives. We’ve already survived two retrogrades in the year 2021, and now- we are right in the middle of one! This final retrograde of 2021 started on September 27 and is lasting through October 18. Here’s what you need to do to make it through the rest of retrograde with ease, based on your zodiac sign (according to AstroTwins from Mindbodygreen).

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, spirituality, holistic entrepreneur, Mind Body Wellness, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Angels, Intuition, spiritual studies, astrology, Intuitive Guide, mercury retrograde, mercury, Relationships, Sacred Space, Holistic Education, Zodiac, Holistic Modalities, communication, retrograde, travel, Guides, Intuitive Messenger, zodiac signs, rituals, technology

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

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

The Practice of Empathy: Holistically Healing Others in a Compassionate Way

Posted by Jade Marvin on 7/15/21 4:00 PM

To talk about the power of empathy, one must first understand the difference between sympathy and empathy. According to Psychology Today, ‘Sympathy’ is a feeling of care and concern for someone, often someone close, accompanied by a wish to see that person better off or happier. However, sympathy, unlike empathy, does not involve a shared perspective or shared emotions. The power of empathy is the ability to understand another person’s thoughts and feelings, stepping into their shoes, and seeing things from their perspective.

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Mindfulness, Self-care, Holistic Healing, Intuition, Holistic wellness, Empath, social media, Empathy, Holistic Education, Setting Goals, Self-Awareness, Sympathy, Feelings, Perspective, Connection, Emotional Intelligence, Thoughts

Raw Vegan Apple Cinnamon Torte:  A Nutritious and Nostalgic Treat

Posted by Jade Marvin on 7/8/21 4:00 PM

For many people, food can be a source of comfort and connection. Comfort food is food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being and can be associated with childhood or home cooking. This recipe is one for the books and will create a sense of tranquility while making your mouth water at the same time!

A big thank you to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Holistic Nutrition Instructor, Janet Lee, for providing this delectable recipe. Chef Janet Lee exclaims, “This recipe is easy to assemble and is a crowd-pleaser with the way it presents itself. A fantastic mix of sweet, tart, and very delicious!

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

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