Las Madrinas & Your Inner Madrina

Respectful, Role Model, Mentor, Loving Friend, Confidante, Amorosa, Responsible, Sabia, Second Mother, Supportive, Atenta, Loves-You-No-Matter- What, Good Listener, Patient, Cariñosa, Loving. These are some of the words that the women in our groups in Albuquerque came up with when I said, “Tell me what you think of when I say, Madrina.” Most Latinas Get a…… Continue reading Las Madrinas & Your Inner Madrina

How to be a Healthy Latina 

At De Las Mías being a Healthy Latina is all about being body positive, food positive and culture positive. We don’t reject our food, our culture or our body to live a healthier life. We embrace the whole paquete and find the healthy path. To become healthier and more powerful, más fregonas, we need to…… Continue reading How to be a Healthy Latina 

¡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

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

How to Make a Simple Sofrito

The Simple Sofrito The Simple Sofrito is a powerful flavor ambassador.  One of the very first things that my mother taught me about cooking is to always start with a sofrito.  She said that my food would always be delicious if I started whatever I was doing with this magic concoction.  It seems like every Latino…… Continue reading How to Make a Simple Sofrito

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