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From Chef to Health & Wellness Coach, Valerie Hahn Guides Others through Inner Transformations

Posted by Jade Marvin on 9/8/22 4:00 PM

What was your life like before SWIHA? What led you to SWIHA and to your particular program of study? Why are you passionate about this modality?

Before SWIHA, I was a Chef who worked long hours at a fine dining farm-to-table restaurant & was a hairstylist on the side. I love to cook and especially loved embracing the sustainability aspect of sourcing our ingredients and how everything connected full circle. Although I loved cooking, as many people know kitchens can be quite a challenging and sometimes toxic environment to be submerged in. At that point in my life, I was deeply depressed and longed to do something that felt more fulfilling to my soul. For me, this "cycle of depression" triggered an awakening of sorts. I began venturing my journey of "internal" personal development (outside my physical fitness) and sought out schools that spoke to my soul path. After studying myself and creating a boatload of interests, everything on my list pointed to holistic health and wellness. I discovered SWIHA at the beginning of my journey and finally answered the call to enroll 10 years later!

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Mindfulness, Intuition, Spirit, Holistic wellness, Arizona, Tempe, community, Holistic Education, conscious community, GRIT, Divine Timing, Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Spiritual Wellbeing, Microbiome

Wrap up National Nutrition Month with Foods that Boost Your Immune System

Posted by Jade Marvin on 3/31/22 4:00 PM

Do not let illness make you realize the value of health.” - Unknown

It is important to eat healthy now before you get sick! Don’t wait until you start feeling under the weather to make corrective changes in your diet. Can eating well really help your immune system? Why yes it can! We have all heard of eating soup and drinking tea while you are sick; however, there are many food changes you can make to help boost your immune system. Your immune system is your body’s line of defense, something you would surely want to make sure is working correctly and at its very optimum potential. As we wrap up National Nutrition Month, what better topic to touch on than eating foods to help boost your overall health and wellness?!

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Arizona, Tempe, Immune System, Webinars, Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching, Health & Wellness Coach, Micronutrients

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