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2 Vegan Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm & Cozy This Fall

Posted by Jade Marvin on 11/17/22 4:00 PM

The best and only way to celebrate Fall is with a bowl of soup, right? During this season of the year, all we want to do is cozy up in a nice blanket and eat some soup. With the weather cooling down, it only feels right to try some new soup recipes! Chef and Coach, Janet Lee, states, “The holidays can often be a time of overeating, high stress, and expectations. If that has not worked well in the past; I invite you to lean into self-care, eat colorful foods, and look for the joy in it all!” To follow what Janet said, this is the perfect time to really take care of yourself and your body before the craziness of the holiday season. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts invites you to add these two delectable soups to your collection of fall soup recipes this year!

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Recipe, Nutrition, Arizona, Tempe, Vegan Recipe, Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Thanksgiving Recipes, Fall Soup, Fall Soup Recipes, Coaching Skills, Business Development

5 Ways to Overcome the Plague of Comparison

Posted by Jade Marvin on 9/29/22 4:00 PM

The reason you are not getting what you want is because you are focusing on what they got. Don’t get distracted by their results, focus on your process.” - Unknown

In a world of constant scrolling, scrolling, scrolling - it can be easy to come across an image or a piece of news that can throw you down the ‘comparison spiral’. This old, unwelcoming yet pervasive pattern of comparing yourself to others does not serve you. Living in a world plagued with comparison, as we are flooded with more information than we can handle; whether it’s social media or the news, our minds, often subconsciously, are running a mile a minute trying to process and analyze all the information we are viewing. Although social comparison is a part of our normal behavior strategy as humans, we don’t have to let it consume us to a level that affects our mental health. Learn these five strategies to help you overcome the plague of comparison.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Intuition, Meditation, energy healing, Arizona, Tempe, conscious community, Energy, Microbiome, Positive Affirmations, Nervous System, Life Journey, Self-help, Comparison, Mindful Meditation

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with This Lucky Green Smoothie Recipe!

Posted by Jade Marvin on 3/17/22 4:00 PM

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Let’s celebrate with a superfood green lemonade smoothie! This refreshing, potassium-rich, plant-based smoothie with banana, pineapple, ginger, and greens only requires 1 blender, 10 ingredients, and 10 minutes of your time! The smoothie produces the most vibrant blue-green color (perfect for the holiday, I know) and tastes sweet like lemonade. It’s a perfect quick meal, snack, afternoon pick-me-up, or if you are just feeling like you want to be transported to summer vacation mode!

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, Recipe of the Week, Whole Foods, Recipe, SAD diet, Arizona, Tempe, Green Smoothie, National Nutrition Month, Smoothie Recipe, St. Patricks Day, SOUL Diet

Happy National Cabbage Day! Celebrate with Sauerkraut & Kimchi Recipes

Posted by Jade Marvin on 2/17/22 4:00 PM

Happy National Cabbage Day! With this fabulous calendar holiday, let’s celebrate with some delicious Sauerkraut and Kimchi recipes! Before we get started, it’s important to learn a little more about fermented foods. What are fermented foods? Are they even good for you? Can you eat them? Should you eat them? In many ways, fermented foods can seem a little scary, or overwhelming if you are not used to eating them. They tend to have a really intense taste, however, so worth trying!

Food fermentation is a process that takes advantage of bacteria to alter ingredients. As mentioned before, this process often leads to fairly strong tastes, textures, and flavors. The bacteria partially breaks down the food, which is what creates this flavor and provides various health benefits too! The process in which the bacteria breaks down the food allows for the nutrients to be easier to digest, which in turn, gives you access to more nutrients than normal. Discussed further in the Holistic Nutrition: Raw Food Cuisine class offered here at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, research suggests that this is a great approach for health overall and has many potential health benefits for humans.

Now, let’s dive into the recipes!

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Recipe, Arizona, Tempe, Raw Foods, Holistic Education, National Cabbage Day, Saurkraut Recipe, Kimchi Recipe, Food Fermentation, Gut Microbiome, Raw Food Cuisine

Bring Your Loved Ones Together This Season with Sweet Holiday Recipes

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

To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – William Londen

The Holiday season is all about recharging our batteries for the New Year, spending time with friends and family, and eating good food! Making food can be such a great pass time to bond with friends and family. You can work together in the kitchen, make some yummy foods and create lifelong memories while you’re at it too! Chef and SWIHA Online Advisor, Janet Lee, proclaims, “Life is balancing the sweet with the savory. A great recipe for the holiday season is a pinch of patience, a teaspoon of creativity, a tablespoon of joy, a handful of fresh herbs, cups of vegetables, and a pitcher of laughter. Blend them all well and serve with a sense of humor, remembering the reason for the season and sharing it all with those around you. Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season!”

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Mindfulness, Arizona, Healthy Eating, health coach, Nutrition Coach, Facebook Live, Wellness Coach, Holistic Education, Holiday Season, Webinars, Holistic Healh and Wellness Coach, Health and Wellness Coach, NBHWC, ZOOM, Dessert Recipes, Mindful Meditation Facilitator, Whole Foods Culinary Specialist, Culinary, Culinary Specialist, Holiday Recipes

Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Coaching for Happy Heads & Hearts with Samantha Hart

Posted by Samantha Hart on 12/7/21 4:00 PM

By considering all of the parts that make up each individual and by acknowledging that no two people or bodies are the same, I know it takes more than a healthy grocery list to eat healthier. It takes customized care and education to succeed in implementing changes and routines that stick, for a vibrant, nutritious diet and lifestyle. What is your mind, body, and spirit craving? I’m Sam, and I’m a Holistic Health & Wellness practitioner, offering nutrition coaching out of Burlington, VT. I offer in-person or online coaching. I have a passion for self-care and eating for the whole self. I love to focus on eating happy, colorful foods for happy heads and hearts.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Life Coaching, Holistic Nutrition, Great Graduate, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Holistic wellness, Holistic health, SOUL Food, SAD diet, health coach, Nutrition Coach, Holistic Nutrition Coach, Wellness Coach, Wellness Practitioner, communication, Holistic Healh and Wellness Coach, NBHWC

Walking the Path with BearLee Essentials: SWIHA Student Blog Series

Posted by Aidale Scott Crevier on 11/30/21 4:00 PM

Come walk with us

Let me tell you a little bit about myself - my name is Aidale, my friends know me as Lee. I am married to my amazing husband called Bear and we both harvest and make some medicines and forage edible wild foods for our family and friends here in the Northwest of CT. After witnessing the healing properties we were gifted from our land, we have created BearLee Essentials to share the magic Mother Earth has gifted us right from our backyard. We feel self-care, wellness, and connecting back to our wilderness souls and Mother Earth is so important especially after experiencing the many changes we have gone through during the Covid-19 pandemic. I feel we found ourselves wondering how we can be more proactive in our self-healing and health for ourselves and our family.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, wellness, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Intuition, Urban Farming, Holistic health, Arizona, Healthy Eating, Holistic Remedies, Organic Food, Mother Earth, Herbs, Plants, Ancestors

Take a Sip of Mindfulness with These Holiday Drink Recipes

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

A Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912) named Nan-in welcomed a university professor who came to learn about Zen. The Japanese master began to serve tea. Nan-in poured the professor’s cup full, and then some. As the professor watched the teacup flow, he eventually could no longer restrain himself and blurted out “It is overfull. No more will go in!” Nan-in then replied, “like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, western herbalism, Holistic Nutrition, Whole Foods, Mindfulness, Nutrition, habits, spiritual studies, Mindful, Dairy-Free, Holidays, Raw Foods, Herbal Medicine, herbal teas, Holistic Education, herbal remedies, natures herbs, Mindful Practices

Fresh, Easy, Homemade Chips, Salsa, & Guac for Summer Time

Posted by Jade Marvin on 8/5/21 4:00 PM

You have guac to be kidding me!

You guac my world!

Rock out with your guac out!

Alright, this is getting ‘guacward’- enough with the guac puns - let’s get to the recipe!

It’s a hot summer day by the pool, you are hanging out with friends and family, and one of the best snacks to have...chips, salsa, and guac (oh my!). Not only are these recipes easy to follow, they are also super delicious and savory as well. Shout out to SWIHA’s Holistic Nutrition Instructor and chef, Janet Lee, for providing these flavorsome recipes.

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Recipe, Nutrition, health coach, Nutrition Coach, Culinary School, Raw Foods, Clean Eating, Wellness Coach, Holistic Education, Nutrition Specialist, Comfort Foods, Health and Wellness

Raw Vegan Apple Cinnamon Torte:  A Nutritious and Nostalgic Treat

Posted by Jade Marvin on 7/8/21 4:00 PM

For many people, food can be a source of comfort and connection. Comfort food is food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being and can be associated with childhood or home cooking. This recipe is one for the books and will create a sense of tranquility while making your mouth water at the same time!

A big thank you to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Holistic Nutrition Instructor, Janet Lee, for providing this delectable recipe. Chef Janet Lee exclaims, “This recipe is easy to assemble and is a crowd-pleaser with the way it presents itself. A fantastic mix of sweet, tart, and very delicious!

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, SWIHA, Whole Foods, Recipe, Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Nutrition Coach, Culinary School, Raw Foods, Clean Eating, Holistic Education, Nutrition Specialist, Comfort Foods, Health and Wellness, Apple Crumble

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