What Does Your Holistic Journey Look Like?

One of my favorite quotes from the scholar Hippocrates is: “It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.”  I really appreciate this quote because it acknowledges something that I believe in, that each unique individual should be treated as such when their health is being evaluated. […]

Write a Business Plan for Your Wellness Center

Are you a health and wellness warrior who wants to start your wellness center or business? You have the passion, drive, and ideas, but you’re thinking… where do I start?! Many wellness professionals begin with a strong vision but are unsure about how to turn their wellness dream into reality. Starting a business can be […]

How to Find a Mentor in the Integrative Health and Wellness Industry

How to Find a Mentor in the Integrative Health and Wellness Industry Image Copyright: Cathy Yeulet / 123RF Stock Photo “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey How can a mentor help as you embark on your career in natural health and wellness? You may think that […]

6 Common Misconceptions About Becoming a Certified Spa Manager

Who doesn’t love the spa? But have you ever wondered how you go about getting a job in one? Or maybe you’re already working in a spa as a massage therapist or esthetician and thinking about making the next step in the spa career track. We’re so excited about our new Holistic Spa Management courses, […]

Why We Want to Work at These 6 Spa Venues (and You Will Too!)

By Lauren Shapiro & Renee Long It’s easy to fall into habits. We all do it sometimes. We rely on the familiar. And, that can serve us in many situations, but maybe not when we’re trying to shift direction in life. When you want to grow and try something new, you have to look past […]

Holistic Nutrition Consultant Lindsay Boyers

This week, I had the privilege of having a great conversation with one of our ACHS graduates, Lindsay Boyers. Since her graduation from ACHS in 2011, Lindsay has been a trailblazer in the holistic nutrition field. She has established a successful holistic nutrition consulting practice, written multiple articles for the Web, and published two books, The […]

10 Steps to Become a Registered Aromatherapist

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from ACHS students, graduates, and aroma-enthusiasts is: How do I become a Registered Aromatherapist (RA)? As you may already know, an RA is an aromatherapist who has successfully demonstrated a core body of aromatherapy knowledge by passing the Aromatherapy Registration Council’s (ARC) Examination. The ARC RA […]

6 Signs You Should Become a Holistic Nutritionist

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 9, 2014, and was updated in June 2017.  Why do you do what you do? This was the question asked by the keynote speaker, Jim Roman, at the NANP Conference & Expo in 2014 to a room full of holistic nutrition professionals, students, experts, and me. I’m a writer, […]