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Melissa Moreno’s Online Practice Helps Women Embrace Being ‘Imperfectly Vibrant’

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/2/19 3:00 PM

When Melissa Moreno enrolled in the Mindfulness and Guided Imagery Facilitator program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, she was in a very difficult period of her life.

“I was in an unhappy living situation, with no life purpose, and I desired to be a self-sufficient single mom,” she tells us, “I had quit my corporate job of six years and moved to Mexico to live in harsh living conditions with my kids. I was running from an abusive relationship. I felt sick, anxious, and tired of the demands of my corporate job, and I was soul searching.”

It was that trying time that led her to discover visualization techniques and meditation, as well as seek out a Life Coach.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Motivational Monday, Mindfulness, PTSD, Online Education, Emotional Eating, Women's Empowerment

Veronica Wright and Her Non-Profit Aim to Provide Wellness to All

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 9/5/19 3:00 PM

Veronica Wright, a graduate of SWIHA’s online Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner program, has long held a passion for teaching.

“My life before SWIHA consisted of teaching my boys at home, managing a field trip based homeschool group, and working part time as a retail manager. Before homeschooling my boys, I taught early childhood education for 10 years,” she shares, “I loved my life before SWIHA, though I always knew I was destined to do more.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, wellness, Holistic Nutrition, Online Education, HNWP, Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner, Non-Profit

‘Holding Space’ in Cyber Space: What if We Respond With Kindness?

Posted by Dana Greenwood on 2/14/19 3:00 PM

We've all heard of "Internet Trolls"--those who intentionally stir up drama and discord. They comment mean things, thrive on shocking others, and generally target complete strangers.

It's said that they best way to deal with web-bullies is to ignore them--"Don't feed the Trolls!". Some, however, attempt to create a true connection with these types of people in hopes that they begin to see others as human and will stop being hateful to strangers.

New research into the personality of Internet Trolls suggests that this practice of building their empathy for others could be one way to change their behavior for good.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Online Education, Empathy, Swiha Online

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