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Your Health Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Posted by Suzan Rawlins on 5/23/24 4:00 PM

Life should not be a journey to the grave to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, rather, to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

The above is one of my favorite quotes of all time.  If you know me, I mean really know me, you know that I am all about making memories and enjoying experiences. I do plan to slide in yelling “What a helluva ride!”  However, if you know me, you also know that I am all about taking care of this temple of a body that God gracefully blessed me with.  So, for me, it is all about balance, and that means staying healthy and creating joy all at the same time. It can happen, I promise.

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Health Journey

How Health & Wellness Coach, Elizabeth Burke, Helps Others Live Life Authentically

Posted by Dr. Elizabeth Burke on 4/25/24 4:00 PM

I am grateful for what I have learned through the SWIHA Health and Wellness Coaching program. Seven years ago, a talented tattoo artist created an image for me,Be true to your being” intertwined with a butterfly. The butterfly is symbolic of transformation and the overall image illustrates living my life authentically. What I have learned throughout my coursework has helped to bring this visual imagery of living my life authentically to reality.

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, Mindfulness, Health and Wellness, Holistic Healh and Wellness Coach

Jamela Marshall Followed Her Heart to a Life Path of Helping Women Find Balance in Their Dis-Ease

Posted by Jade Marvin on 2/29/24 4:00 PM

I felt most aligned with the Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner with a concentration in the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma Program and I am SOul grateful that I followed my heart because prior to this entire experience, I have had a history of allowing my head to talk my heart out of following itself. I graduated in February 2023 and since then I feel even more confident in my decision to choose SWIHA to further my education and help me develop my gifts.”

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, Hypnotherapy, Holistic Healer, integrative healing arts practitioner

James Patrick’s Fire Within: A Life Coach’s Guide to Helping Others

Posted by Jade Marvin on 1/31/24 8:00 AM

I always say SWIHA chose me. I went to lunch from one of my random jobs one afternoon, and came across a SWIHA course calendar at the table I sat. As I read through, I discovered more about the Life Coaching program and it was an instant connection to what I had been seeking yet did not know existed. Once I came to visit the campus, the rest was history. The feeling of belongingness, the community, the environment, the course content, and the immersive experiences I would get sold itself. This was a school that taught true understanding and not just memorization.

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, life coach, health coach, national life coaching month, Health and Wellness Coach, Transformational Life Coaching

Unveiling Life's Potential: A Journey into Life Coaching with Karen Seltz

Posted by Jasper Marie on 1/24/24 8:00 AM

“Prior to becoming a coach I was in corporate sales. I knew I wasn’t living my purpose and that I had a deeper calling. When I went through the Life Coaching program at SWIHA I had no idea that this would become my passion and my full-time career.”

Karen chose SWIHA for her education based on the recommendation of a friend. Initially unaware that life coaching would become her true calling, Karen discovered a huge perspective shift during her training. She learned to view every life event as happening FOR her, not TO her, turning her pain into purpose and enabling her to serve others with compassion and empathy.

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, SWIHA, Life Coaching Program, national life coaching month

Exploring the Rewards of Being a Life Coach with Diane Jones

Posted by Jade Marvin on 1/5/24 8:00 AM

Diane’s Journey to Life Coaching

Before becoming a Life Coach, Diane Jones was working a normal 9 to 5 job that gave her no personal satisfaction or feeling of purpose. Diane knew she wanted to make a positive impact on the world and help those who want to live a better life and don’t have the tools to get there. The path became clear, and Diane came to SWIHA to gain the education to become a Life Coach. SWIHA quickly became a home away from home for Diane. Diane shares, “It felt like the home I needed! I felt welcomed every time I stepped onto the campus.

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, life coach, Life Coaching Program, national life coaching month, Life Coaching Retreats

The Healing Power of Herbalism: How It Changed Cayce Wheaton's Mental Health & Business

Posted by Jade Marvin on 11/16/23 4:00 PM

My life before SWIHA was…. A LOT of daily crippling anxiety and waves of depression. Not to sound dramatic, because that’s really how it was. During COVID salons shut down, so I couldn’t do hair which had been my main source of income for the 6 years prior. I started making soaps and learning about essential oils I could include for depression and anxiety. This led me to research what else plants could do for my mental health.”

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Topics: western herbalism, holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, SWIHA, Herbalism, Apothecary

The Inspiring Journey of Crystal Stemple: Finding Confidence as a Health Coach

Posted by Jade Marvin on 11/2/23 4:00 PM

Before SWIHA, I just worked all the time, and I was never sure what my actual purpose was. I did not have a lot of self-compassion, and I did not really love myself. Through my program, I have learned to grow and love myself and I want to help others around me. I’m very excited and compassionate to help others.”

The common phrase “you must help yourself before you help others” rang true for SWIHA Great Graduate Crystal Stemple. Life before SWIHA was confusing and robotic, which left Crystal feeling unsure about her future. Once Crystal learned to love herself more, people on the outside started to notice it too! Come along as we dive into Crystal’s journey of self-love, compassion, confidence, and passion for helping others!

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Topics: self love, holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Meal Prep

Mindfulness: Unlocking the Benefits of a Daily Routine with Laura Lapp

Posted by Laura Lapp on 10/26/23 4:00 PM

What is mindfulness? Where can you apply mindfulness in your life?

Mindfulness is to be present with what you are focusing on, in that moment. There are many different ways you can apply it within aspects of your life. We can start by creating a mindful habit that will help with being more present at the moment. This helps with the ability to be able to have non-reactive moments when fear or anxiety takes hold.

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, Mindfulness, Holistic Healh and Wellness Coach, Mindfulness Facilitator

Why Aimee Dzioba Chose to Pursue Holistic Healing After Getting Her Bachelors Degree

Posted by Jade Marvin on 10/19/23 4:00 PM

Before SWIHA, I had been studying psychology and sociology and had been looking at a career in clinical psychology. At the same time, I started going through a spiritual, awakening and Covid all at the same time and realized that I did not want to deliver traditional clinical psychology. I wanted to work more with people, mind, body, and spirit, and help them live fulfilling wonderful lives.”

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, Spiritual Coaching, mind body spirit, Hypnotherapy, integrative healing arts practitioner, IHAP, Divine Tarot Reading

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