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Monthly Archive January 2017

Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Ann Filemyr

Prime Movers: The Annual SWC Staff and Faculty Exhibition On Thursday, January 12th, the Wild Heart Gallery had its first opening night gala of 2017: Prime Movers: The Annual Southwestern College Staff and Faculty Exhibition. A “prime mover” can be considered many things, in many fields – mechanics, biology, philosophy, etc. – but aptly describes…
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Clinical Documentation (“Golden Thread”) Training at Tierra Nueva (Southwestern College)

Once again, Southwestern College and Tierra Nueva Counseling Center are bringing tremendous value to our students and community. As part of Tierra Nueva’s “Conscious Entrepreneurship" initiative,  Laura Lansrud-Lopez, Clinical Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center, launched an incredibly rich, full, and helpful series on “Clinical Documentation”, including discussions of ethics, the “Golden Thread” and much,…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Denise Moore

Early on in my graduate internship at a family counseling agency, a supervisor told me, "We have the best jobs in the world, for we get to witness, hold and create change." I remember being pulled by those words, but I do not think I truly understood what they meant, and I am still unraveling…
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Opening the Doors to Zion

One of the many blessings of living in the Southwest is the ability to reach amazing geological locations within a day span. Over the holiday break, I had the opportunity to go to Zion National Park, the most visited and beloved National Park that I have been to thus far. Zion National Park is between…
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Edge Awareness: A Practice of Sensitivity and Nonviolence

In our Yoga class at Southwestern College, my intention and plan as facilitator is for this class to be inclusive as the Nature of Yoga is meant to be and truly is. Yoga is for all cultures, all body types, all levels of ability and experience, all ages, all genders...all are welcome and everyone can…
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Being a Graduate Assistant and Yogi at Southwestern College

The time has come where I am going to be in facilitator role again.  Very well.  I accept that with gratitude and responsibility because there is a lot of energy to be shared within our SWC community. I received my 200-hour certification about a year ago and have not used it yet other than in…
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Prime Movers Opening Night Gala

Wild Heart Gallery On Thursday, January 12th, the Wild Heart Gallery had its first opening night gala of 2017: Prime Movers: The Annual Southwestern College Staff and Faculty Exhibition. A “prime mover” can be considered many things, in many fields - mechanics, biology, philosophy, etc. - but aptly describes Southwestern College faculty and staff when…
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Over a Million Views on SWC web site!

     The current version of the Southwestern College web site was born on November 2nd, 2011. (We had been horribly hacked, and had to build it all over! Yikes.)  In a blog, I note that as of January 14th, 2012, our blogs had had 5100 views! Hurray!  As of today, January 15th, 5 years…
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Southwestern College Students Are So Lucky…

Dear Southwestern College Students, Tonight 22 faculty members came to our monthly meeting.   I wish you could have been there, seen and heard it.   We talked about “Transformational “Teaching, and what it looks like, how people actually “be” in the classroom, how CONSCIOUSLY they manage what they do to make the experience as…
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“We cannot heal the earth until we heal ourselves. We cannot heal ourselves until we heal the earth.” by Ann Filemyr

"We cannot heal the earth until we heal ourselves. We cannot heal ourselves until we heal the earth." Kari-Oca Declaration of the 1992 Parliament of Indigenous Peoples In 1992 I attended the World Parliament of Indigenous Peoples as an environmental journalist. I was one of a handful of non-Native people allowed to witness the proceeding.…
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