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

Latinas, The Hub of the Family: Self-Care for the Super Mujer

Self-Care for the Super Mujer  As Latinas, we know we are the rock of our familias. We are the classic Super Mujeres who do it all. We are Super Mamás, Super Abuelas, and Super Caregivers of our aging parents, tías and tíos. We are often, if not always, expected to take the high road. We…… Continue reading Latinas, The Hub of the Family: Self-Care for the Super Mujer

Stress Management and Traditional Latina Remedios

  Stress Management Latina Style  We come from a rich Indo-Hispano tradition of adversity, cultural clashes, magical spirituality and wisdom. We carry this mixed bag passed down by our grandmothers, madrinas, tías and mothers. It’s in our blood and in our soul. We hand it down to the next generation through our DNA, our traditions,…… Continue reading Stress Management and Traditional Latina Remedios

Deep Relaxation: How to Be a Healthy y Calmada Super Mujer

The Health Benefits of Deep Relaxation When we are stressed out, and especially when we have been stressed or worried for a long time, it is important to take care of ourselves and learn ways to cope, such as practicing deep relaxation.  The goal is to keep stress from turning into a health problem. If…… Continue reading Deep Relaxation: How to Be a Healthy y Calmada Super Mujer