¡Cuídate, Mujer! Self-Care and the Modern Latina

How many times do you say “¡Cuídate, Mujer!” to your amigas and comadres? How many times do you hear them say it to you? I hear it a lot. My comadre, Liz, almost always ends our phone calls with, “¡Cuídate, Mujer!” The Age of Self-Care Everyone is talking about Self-Care right now. And that’s a…… Continue reading ¡Cuídate, Mujer! Self-Care and the Modern Latina

Healthy Habits & Self-Monitoring: A Powerful Tool for Change

  Whether you’re trying to get to a healthier weight or just eat healthier, one of the most powerful tools you can use is self-monitoring. Self-monitoring is simply paying attention to what you’re doing and keeping track of it. You can use self-monitoring to improve your eating habits, track your physical activity, become more aware…… Continue reading Healthy Habits & Self-Monitoring: A Powerful Tool for Change

How to Manage Stress to Prevent Emotional Distress

  How is stress affecting your life? Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’re concerned about how stress is affecting your life. Long term stress is not good for us, nor for our families and loved ones.   We recently posted a blog on Cortisol and Toxic Stress and how this hormone, now called…… Continue reading How to Manage Stress to Prevent Emotional Distress

Healthy Eating Wisdom: Eat Like Your Abuelos

  Looking for Healthy Eating Wisdom?  Your Abuelos Might Have the Answer Have you noticed how many diseases are related to what we eat? High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer. And if you’re trying to come up with a healthy eating plan, it is very confusing. Eat this. Don’t eat that. Every time you turn around,…… Continue reading Healthy Eating Wisdom: Eat Like Your Abuelos

Latinas, Cancer and Healthy Lifestyles

Latinas, Cancer and Healthy Lifestyles: What Every Latina Needs to Know Lately, we’ve been talking about what researchers call the Latino Health Paradox. The mystery of Latino longevity that shows that, a pesar de todo, in spite of all the odds, such as low education, low income, and low access to health care, Latinos still…… Continue reading Latinas, Cancer and Healthy Lifestyles

The Mysterious Case of a Long Latino Life

The Mystery of the Long Lives of Latinos ¿Sabías que? Latinos live longer than other groups in the U.S. And Latinas live longer than almost anyone? (Yes, I am talking about you, Comadre!) According to the Population Reference Bureau, a non-profit organization that specializes in demographics, Latinos outlive non-Latino whites by 3 years on average.…… Continue reading The Mysterious Case of a Long Latino Life