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

Practice Mindfulness – A Simple Plan on How to Incorporate it into Your Life

What is Mindfulness? You hear a lot about mindfulness these days. The simplest definition is that mindfulness is paying attention.  Easy to define. Difficult to practice.  You can use mindfulness in all areas of your life. Being mindful is the daily practice of becoming aware of yourself. Maybe that’s why it’s difficult: because we pay…… Continue reading Practice Mindfulness – A Simple Plan on How to Incorporate it into Your Life

Jugo Verde: Mexican Green Juice

    My sister and I recently went to the City of Oaxaca, and it is always affirming for me to go to Mexico, but Oaxaca is just pure magic. Everything is so beautiful there — the textiles, the architecture, the pride of place, the colors, and of course, the food. We ate magnificently well…… Continue reading Jugo Verde: Mexican Green Juice

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

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