Category Archives: Holidays

Mindful Eating During the Holidays

In anticipation of buffet style eating or a big sit down meal during the holidays, try your best to follow your normal meal routine including having breakfast. Trying to “save up” calories by not eating in excitement of overindulging causes spikes and drops in blood…

Carter G. Woodson

The Origins of Black History Month

Black History Month was first officially recognized by the US government in 1976. People often use this time to reflect on historical events, from slavery to the civil rights movement, and also to celebrate the racial unity we have today. So, how did Black History Month get started?

Valentine's Day

Still Thinking About Valentine’s Day…

Valentine’s was last week, and this year (unlike last year) I spent it alone… well not alone, but I didn’t have a “valentine”. When I arrived at school on the morning of February 14th, I felt as if I wasn’t really in the loop. People…

Christmas Tree © Amanda Kohn

Christmas and Family

How many of you are counting down until Christmas? Why are you so excited? Is it because of the gifts, or are you more excited about spending time with your loved ones? I think that Christmas – like every other holiday – has been commercialized….

Fireworks

Mom always said “Don’t play with fire!”

This week Americans across the United States will be celebrating their independence during the July 4th holiday. Most of us will be celebrating with family and friends, and watching fireworks is often the highlight of this celebration – but it’s not all fun and games….

Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

It’s officially February everyone, and do you know what that means? It’s Black History Month! Have you ever taken the time to just look around and take into realization what we have now? Remember when African-Americans and whites couldn’t go into the same restaurants, play…

Black History Month

Black History Month 2011

February is Black History Month, and as an African American, I’m very proud. I am also very excited to celebrate the events and people who stood up for what they believed in and fought for a better life for African Americans. I feel a sense…

Happy Holidays 2009!

Happy Holidays!

Dear YAP Blog readers, It’s going to be a bit quiet here at the CYWH during the next two weeks. Check back with us after the new year for some brand new entries! Happy Holidays, and thanks for reading! -The Staff of the Center for Young Women’s…

Snowman

It’s Beginning To Feel a Lot Like…?

So, is it just me, or does it not quite feel like the holiday season? Last week, I was talking to some of my friends and family about what the holidays mean to us. Many of us didn’t have a straight answer. Some people let stress around this…

PCOS Blog

A PCOS-Friendly Holiday Season

The holiday season is here! Cookie swaps and holiday parties are lots of fun, but they can make things challenging for people who are trying to eat well and stay healthy. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t an “all or nothing” kind of thing. You don’t…