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Monthly Archive August 2012

Santa Fe, Austin, Boulder, Portland, Asheville: The Invisible Ties…

(Southwestern College has been in Santa Fe for over thirty years, and is fully accredited...) It seems like there are a handful of towns that have ley lines running between and among them—they attract the same people, maybe at different point in their lives, or during different stages of their destiny journey. They get mentioned…
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Wilderness Therapist-in-Training, Kelly Haymaker’s “Case Notes”…

Southwestern College Student's Reflections on the Therapeutic Moment....   Grief like a river: Accessing the healing power of metaphor She walked slowly, so as not to trip over the exposed pine root at her feet. Beside her a fallen Ponderosa tells the tale of years of weather and wisdom along this creek side in Southern…
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Consciousness Reflected in SWC Intern’s (Eric Golden) Paper….

Southwestern College Intern's Reflections... Some of you wonder what we mean by "transforming consciousness through education", and what that looks like in the world. Well, I would offer you this deeply reflective piece of writing by Intern, Eric Golden, to give you a sense of how our students internalize the teachings, and how it impacts…
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Why I Chose Southwestern College, by Claudia Escareño-Clark

Why I Chose Southwestern College I believe that when you are considering Southwestern College their mission statement will either ring true for you or it won’t: Transforming Consciousness Through Education. While that completely resonated with me on one level, I hadn’t connected all the pieces. Often when making decisions I will rely on the ones…
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Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for Interns Going to Peru

Southwestern College Students to Help Peruvian Children and Families     Homemade Ice Cream Social! You’re invited to an afternoon of homemade ice cream as we support The Ayni Project and help raise funds for interns Cindy Livingston & Becky Brandon. Your donation supports these interns in meeting their travel and living expenses while serving…
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Musings on Wahatoya (Spanish Peaks) by Dr. Carol Parker

                 Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Faculty & Students on Wahatoya            WAHATOYA:    The Spanish Peaks of Southern Colorado For about five years,  the Spanish Peaks (or traditionally Wahatoya, which is a native word meaning the breasts of mother earth) have been yelling at me.  This happens every time I drive by on I-25 headed toward Denver.      It…
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