Should I Lose Weight? How many times have you asked yourself this question? At De Las Mías, we would like you to rephrase the question and ask yourself, “Should I be taking better care of myself?” If you haven’t already done so, read my story, Avoiding the Thin Trap: A Letter From De Las Mías…… Continue reading Should I Lose Weight?
¿Debo bajar de peso? ¿Cuántas veces te has hecho esta pregunta? En De Las Mías, nos gustaría que reformularas la pregunta y que te preguntaras: “¿Debería cuidarme mejor?” Si aún no lo has hecho, lee mi historia, Sobre todo delgada. Esta es una historia personal sobre lo que puede pasar cuando te dedicas a ser, “Sobre…… Continue reading ¿Debo bajar de peso?
Así que tienes diabetes, Comadre… En primer lugar, recuerda: Eres fuerte, eres poderosa y eres latina. Con toda la diabetes que es aparente en nuestras familias y comunidades, las latinas vivimos vidas más largas que la demás de la población en los EEUU. Estamos bien hechas. Así que a pesar de que tenemos diabetes, todavía…… Continue reading Cinco pasos para vivir una vida con Ganas y Salud
So You Have Diabetes, Comadre… First of all, remember, you are strong, you are powerful. You are Latina. Even with all the diabetes in our families and communities, Latinas still live longer than anyone else. We are made of strong stuff. So even though we have diabetes, we still live longer than anyone else. Now let’s…… Continue reading Five Steps to Living a Life with Ganas and Salud
When Emma first found out she had diabetes, she just took to her bed and cried. She didn’t escape “the curse.” That’s what she called diabetes after watching her mom go blind and her cousin lose his leg. Her daughter Josie found Emma curled up like a baby on the couch. “It doesn’t have to…… Continue reading So You Have Diabetes…
Can we talk about physical activity? Did you know that over half of Latinas in the United States are not physically active? “Latinas are the largest, fastest growing female ethnic minority in the USA and also report the lowest level of physical activity.”(1) “It is estimated that the number of deaths due to physical inactivity…… Continue reading De Las Mías Tools for Healthy Living – ¡Actívate, Ya!
I love the word for wellness in Spanish – It means to be well. The De Las Mías tool I want to introduce you to is called the Wellness Wheel in English – La rueda del bienestar in Spanish. What does Wellness/Bienestar mean? At its center, wellness means living a healthy, balanced life. It includes…… Continue reading The Wellness Wheel: La Rueda del Bienestar
Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals Do you want to be healthier, more powerful and lead a much more supported life? We want that for you too! And we are here to help. As the old dicho goes, “Del dicho al hecho es largo trecho.” – From saying it to doing it is a long stretch of road.…… Continue reading De Las Mías Tools: Recipe for Success
25 Things We Can Do to Take Care of Our Mental Health We are in a crisis, Comadres. The COVID19 pandemic is taking its toll on us. The crisis is real and our community is suffering. According to the American Psychiatric Association the Hispanic/Latinx community are at high risk for physical, mental and financial problems…… Continue reading Latinas and Mental Health in the Time of COVID19
Self Care and Weight Gain Are you gaining weight? I heard from one of our comadres the other day via Facebook, and she cried out “Help! ¡Ayúdame! I’ve put on a bunch of weight and it’s really stressing me out. I can’t stand it anymore when I look in the mirror! What am I going…… Continue reading Self Care in the Time of COVID