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5 New Habits You Can Do To Start the New Year Right

Posted by Jade Marvin on 12/28/21 4:00 PM

As the holidays are dwindling down, and the start of the New Year is approaching, we usually begin to think about goals, resolutions, and what we want to accomplish the next year. Typically, when making New Year’s resolutions, people think of really big things they want to change about themselves or their lives. Oftentimes, these really big goals can seem unattainable, and usually, within a few months, fewer and fewer people are staying consistent with their once super eager attitudes and goals. Having this in mind, why not start the New Year right with 5 small habits you can do to give you an immediate sensation of success and achievement?

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Topics: self love, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Gratitude, SWIHA, journaling, Gifts and Graces, Goals, habits, Arizona, resolutions, Success, Morning Routine, Commitment, Self-Acceptance, New Year, New Years Resolution, Positivity, 2022, Champions of Change, Cleaning, Routine

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

How Savannah Foster Built an Online Holistic Community Using Wellness Coaching Tools

Posted by Jade Marvin on 12/2/21 4:00 PM

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” - Picabo Street

Savannah Foster, soon to be great graduate of the Holistic Health and Wellness Coach Diploma Program here at SWIHA, shares her journey that led her to SWIHA, and how she is taking what she has learned out into the real world, as well as, applying these learned concepts into her daily life. Savannah Foster asserts, “SWIHA has saved my life. Not only has this school allowed me to find my calling, it also allowed me to rediscover why I was put on this earth. It has challenged me to be the best version of myself and to push through the times that I once believed I couldn’t get through.”

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Topics: self love, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, Great Graduate, SWIHA, Mindfulness, Self-care, entrepreneur, Intuition, Holistic wellness, Holistic health, Crystals, Arizona, health coach, Mental Health, Wellness Coach, Food, SWIHA Grad, Holistic Healh and Wellness Coach, Health and Wellness Coach, NBHWC, National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches, Certified Coach

SWIHA Student Blog: Finding The Pause

Posted by Johnie Kolzen on 11/23/21 4:00 PM

When I was a little girl, my parents got divorced. I was 6, my brother 9, my little sister just 5. We went to stay with my dad’s parents so he could continue on his job on the railroad. My grandfather was retired and had been in the navy. My grandmother was a rough and tough sort of woman that had been married five times, rodeo trick rider, sharecropper, all-around tough cookie. I share this with you because I had no pause, my family had no pause. The next steps my family took could have been changed or at the least given a pause, we as a family could see the purpose in our actions. When I was 9, I ran away from home. They called my mom (which I had been told was dead) and she flew to see me face to face to tell me, her daughter, she could not take me back to live with her. She got on a plane the next morning.

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Topics: self love, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, spirituality, SWIHA, Mindfulness, Self-care, Guided meditation, Essential Oils, Meditation, Mind, yoga, Breath, Spiritual, mind-body wellness practitioner, Boundaries, Sacred Space, Holistic Education, Mindful Practices, Calmness, Pause, meditate, breathing

What the Core Principles of Reiki Can Teach Us About Self-Love

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 2/11/19 3:00 PM

Reiki is a Japanese therapeutic technique where the practitioner is believed to channel Universal energy in order to activate the natural healing process and restore well-being. It’s often used in conjunction with traditional treatments or additional healing modalities, such as massage therapy.

Mikao Usui, the originator of Reiki, considers the core principles the "secret of inviting happiness."  Each principle begins with the words “Just for today…” as a reminder to focus only on what we are capable of changing (our present thoughts and actions) and to release the past or future.

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Topics: self love, Self-care, Holistic Healing, energy healing, Reiki, healing arts

Take Ten Minutes for Self-Care and Listen to a Guided Meditation (You Deserve It!)

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 2/4/19 3:00 PM

Keeping afloat in this fast-paced world means that each day we face challenges—whether it’s finances, family, career, or relationships—and it can be easy to go, go, go! until suddenly we’re running on empty, our self-esteem is plummeting and we feel disconnected or numb.

Consider that when you’re feeling exhausted, uninspired or just plain ‘off’, it may be your mind, body and spirit sending signals  to ‘check in’ with them!

Meditation is the practice of diving deep within yourself to access the wisdom we inherently possess. With guided meditation, you’re effortlessly directed to your subconscious mind to harvest the raw, ingenious ideas that are calling out to be manifested!

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Topics: self love, Mindfulness, Self-care, Meditation, guided imagery

Nyla Jones Empowers Those with Disabilities through Wellness & Self-Love

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 8/24/18 10:00 AM

With incredible tenacity, Nyla Jones, a graduate of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ Yoga & Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner programs, states: “In my mother’s death, she gave me life.”

At the tender age of twenty-four, Nyla stepped in to the role of family matriarch. Cancer had claimed her mother, placing Nyla as caretaker to her youngest siblings—her two-year-old brother and her three-year-old sister who was born with Down syndrome.

Instead of allowing herself to be consumed by anger and self-pity, Nyla felt that her mission was to become a vessel of compassion and help her family thrive—not despite the hardships—rather, inspired by them.

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Topics: self love, Great Graduates, Meditation, yoga, Courage, Holistic Nutrition Coach

Everything’s Coming Up Roses: Sharon Rose Talks Styling Souls

Posted by Staff on 1/25/18 8:00 AM

For Sharon Rose, 2017 was the year of identity crisis. She had finished school and launched her business, yet was still suffering from a sense of disconnection. Nothing was resonating. After so after working up the courage to leave a truly toxic relationship, to deconstruct her old life coaching website, and to overhaul her personal image, she was out on her own again... and suddenly faced with the opportunity to become her most authentic self. 

I went from a focus on 'becoming the goddess' to 'I AM the goddess,'" Sharon explains, "and it all started unfolding out of awareness. 

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Topics: self love, Life Coaching, soul coaching, Empowerment, Wheel of Balance, Toxic Relationships, Goddess, Artists

Sue Shapiro: Coaching Creatively and Thinking Out of the Box

Posted by Fox Emm on 1/24/18 8:00 AM

Sue Shapiro of Spirit Knows Life Coaching doesn’t have a “one size fits all” client, so it stands to reason that she would not have one tool for every coaching circumstance. Her client base is varied and includes individuals who have left abusive environments, who have gone through near-death experiences, or who are seeking spiritual deepening. 

Like many coaches, Sue was led to pursue coaching in these three niches because of related events in her own life. Sue left an abusive environment many years ago, which created a unique set of challenges. "Over time, your capacity to hold onto some semblance of self-love and self-compassion erodes and you feel very broken," she explains. "The right life coaching tools have the ability to allow someone to see the opportunity to re-gift themselves with that love and compassion while accepting that they were always whole and complete instead of broken. It's like a re-birth of sorts." 

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Topics: self love, Life Coaching, near death experience, Addiction, Trauma Recovery, Spiritual Awakening

Love is All You Need: Gabriela Milan on Becoming Your Own Guru

Posted by Tim Barber on 1/19/18 8:00 AM

When Gabriela Milan was 16, she was ready to end it all. Struggling with eating disorders, health problems, and depression, she had just about hit rock bottom. At that point in time, she felt like there would be no end to her misery unless she put a stop to it herself. In that dark hour of desperation, someone noticed her and took the time to really talk to her. Those 10 minutes of conversation saved her life. While Gabriela doesn’t even remember what it was that he said to her in those moments that helped her to find herself, she does remember how it made her feel: “It gave me the hope I needed. It shook me. It woke me up. It reminded me that I was special. I promised myself that I had to do that for someone else someday.”

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Topics: self love, Life Coaching, Reiki master, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Trauma, Body Positivity

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