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A Holistic Approach to Navigating Separation: SWIHA Student Blog Series

Posted by Brenda Fisher on 12/14/21 4:00 PM

Brenda Fisher is an inspiring blogger, and SWIHA great graduate, who is passionate about educating others on utilizing nutrition and wellness in a holistic way. Brenda’s passion has developed over the last 15 years and gained momentum two years ago when she enrolled in SWIHA’s Holistic Health and Wellness Coach Diploma Program. Brenda is ecstatic about moving forward in her career, and being a first-time entrepreneur. For the purpose of this blog, Brenda felt moved to intertwine her education and current personal experience, of a marital separation, to help others. Brenda’s desire is to encourage self-care, help others feel comfortable to reach out for support and embrace the process. Brenda states, “I want them to be empowered and have support during what can be a crucial healing time and an opportunity for self-growth and self-love.”

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Topics: self love, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, sleep, Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Nutrition, Holistic health, health coach, Wellness Coach, Holistic Modalities, Holistic Health and Wellness, NBHWC, Pause, Prayer, Separation, Patience, Support System, Trust, Prepare, Process, Holistic Behaviors

Finding the Balance in Life and Your Thanksgiving Meal

Posted by Jade Marvin on 11/18/21 4:00 PM

Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.” - Jana Kingsford

Sweet. Salty. Dark. Light. Hot. Cold. Yin. Yang. There is a balance to everything. The ‘Wheel of Balance’, also commonly known as the ‘Life Balance Wheel’ or ‘Life Wheel’ is used to assess and understand how areas in your life are currently balanced and to help achieve a better work-life balance. This tool and perspective is a great way for us to look inward and assess what may need some adjusting in order to produce harmony in our lives. Sharon Rose, the program director of the Intuitive Guidance program, asserts, “It is incredibly effective in showing people where they can plant seeds and grow their garden in their own lives.” 

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Recipe, Holistic Healing, Yoga Teacher Training, balance, yoga, Arizona, Holistic Living, yoga teacher, Wheel of Balance, Thanksgiving, Holistic Modalities, Dessert Recipe, Grateful, Wheel of Life, Appetizer Recipe, Open House

How Intuitive Are You? Find Your Strongest Intuitive Skill/Clair

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

With intuition, some refer to it as a gut feeling, instinct, foresight or just a certain knowing that they have within themselves. Regardless, everyone is born with intuition. It can be really easy, and more common than you may realize for people to not trust their intuition or themselves. Especially at the beginning of a spiritual journey or life transition, it can become difficult not to compare how ‘profound’ your experience is to the person next to you.

How do you even become more attuned to your intuition? What does that inner knowing feel like to you? How come I experience intuition differently from the person next to me? All of these questions can be answered by learning what your strongest Intuition skill (or Clair) is. The four Clairs are: Clairvoyance, Clairsentience, Clairaudience, and Claircognizance.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, spirituality, holistic entrepreneur, Mind Body Wellness, spiritual Studies, SWIHA, Angels, Intuition, Intuitive Guide, intuitive guidance, Sacred Space, Holistic Education, Holistic Modalities, Guides, Intuitive Messenger, Claircognizance, Clairsentience, Intuition Test, Clairvoyance, Claireaudience

Feel Empowered to Thrive with Graduate Amanda Beatty

Posted by Jade Marvin on 10/14/21 4:00 PM

The final stage of healing is using what happens to you to help other people. That is healing in itself.” - Gloria Steinem 

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Topics: holistic practitioner, Life Coaching, Body, SWIHA, Polarity Therapy, yoga nidra, Spirit, Mind, Holistic wellness, Holistic health, passion, Transformational Pychology, Somatic Psychology, Holistic Modalities, Purpose, Mind-Body Psychology, Integrative Cranial Sacral Unwinding, Shamanic Reiki, Coaching the Hero Within, The Hero's Journey

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

SWIHA Student Blog: How Holistic Health Relates to Consumption

Posted by Kaylee Agnew on 9/23/21 4:00 PM

Holistic health is truly about caring for the "whole you" this means not just caring for your physical health through diet, exercise, and interventions if necessary, it also means caring for your mental, emotional, and spiritual health. For every individual these are going to vary in importance as well as vary in what works or does not work to help support them along their path to overall health and well-being. This is often described as "treating" the patient, client, or person as a whole- as opposed to treating them as their symptom. In terms of symptoms people often forget they spread far beyond physical ones such as experiencing a runny nose, headache, or cough. Other symptoms include those often associated with one's mental health like generalized feelings of sadness, loneliness, anxiety, etc. These can also be tied to spiritual and emotional health as well. This is why it’s so important to treat the WHOLE individual, as opposed to the symptom, because if you treat the symptom you won’t get to the root cause of the issue, you just cover it up further.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holisitc Nutrition, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Mindfulness, Meditation, Holistic wellness, Holistic health, social media, Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner, SWIHA Students, Holistic Modalities, Wellness Practitioner, Food, SWIHA Grad, Consumption, Setting Boundaries, Books, Social Interactions

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

My Day with Michael

Posted by Kristy McCarty on 9/9/21 4:00 PM

A spiritual awakening is the process of learning who we truly are through a vibratory connection that permeates us all. This awakening can feel different for each individual and come in stages as the person experiencing the shedding of their ego-self can slowly lose their identity of who they believe themselves to be and reconnect to the whole that is. When we do this, we have the unique ability to understand ourselves as well as others and raise what some believe to be the collective consciousness. A spiritual awakening is a personal experience that allows full connection with Prana, God, Source, Gaia, Yahweh, Allah, as well as many other names that have developed from the human language to describe what is utterly indescribable. What about the opposite side of that universal coin and the loss of that oneness that we crave? A spiritual death is something entirely different as it consumes and eats away at the wholeness we once had as a young innocent child. Spiritual death can occur when the spirit has undergone traumatic experiences, abuse, addiction, loss, or anything that slowly depletes our soul.

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Topics: aromatherapy, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Archangels, Spiritual Coaching, energy healing, integrative healing arts practitioner, IHAP, Self-Healing, continuing education, EFT Tapping, Holistic Modalities, transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Archangel Michael, Emotional Freedom, Intuitive Channeling, Divine Tarot Reading, Shadow Work

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

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