Better Together: How to Start a Comadre Support Group

We have just finished analyzing the results of our 2 year De Las Mías study! And our research confirms that a healthy lifestyle journey goes better if you have a comadre by your side! Yes, it’s true. Supportive friendships have been proven to help us make our lives better, and health is no exception. Social…… Continue reading Better Together: How to Start a Comadre Support Group

With a Little Help from Our Comadres: Part Three

As Latinas, warmth comes naturally to us—and being a supportive friend is important. With help from our comadres we can achieve a healthy, content and successful life. How to Be More Helpful to Your Comadres Dr. James Prochaska, a well-respected researcher on making healthy lifestyle changes, offers the following advice to those looking to be…… Continue reading With a Little Help from Our Comadres: Part Three

With a Little Help from Our Comadres: Part Two

Last week we learned that researchers have validated that the strong bonds we have as Latinas in our traditional familias and friendships protect us—and can help us make healthy changes. This week, I want to share a personal story and una práctica (a practice). A Balanced Life with Help From Our Comadres Miriam and I…… Continue reading With a Little Help from Our Comadres: Part Two

With a Little Help from Our Comadres: Part One

Health researchers tell us what we already know, that the Latin American family has some built-in protective factors related to the closeness and support we get from our extended families. Although most of us Latinas already know that, it sure is nice to have it affirmed by scholars and health researchers. We know from experience,…… Continue reading With a Little Help from Our Comadres: Part One