Self-Care During the School Year

Finding a balance between taking care of yourself and taking care of your grades is difficult during any school year; especially this year, with many of us being virtual or returning to school in person for the first time in many months. This past school…

Introducing Nia!

Hi everyone! My name is Nia, and I am 17 years old. I am a rising senior in high school. So far in my high school career, my favorite classes have been both Chemistry and Anatomy & Physiology. Science courses are my favorite because they…

There’s an App For That

It’s becoming more and more clear that when it comes to weight loss or living a healthier life, calorie restriction isn’t a sustainable solution. Neither is counting carbohydrates, intermittent fasting or keeping yourself from eating certain foods. Positive health behaviors have a greater impact on…

Hybrid Learning: In Hindsight

At first, I did not appreciate virtual learning. Life during a pandemic felt scary and quite frankly, miserable. As an only child, I felt lonely and irritated with my parents–never in my life had we spent this much time together. Luckily for me, my school…

Mindful Movement

Mindful or joyful movement is an approach to exercise that focuses on moving your body in  ways that feel good and are fun! Changing your overall mindset to view exercise in a positive light can be a game changer, for creating healthy, consistent habits with…

College Counseling and Creating Change

As head of my school’s affinity group for First-Generation-American students, I have always felt a responsibility to provide the members of our group with a safe space to communicate their feelings and resources to be better able to navigate the world. For example, we have…

Introducing Amanda

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda and I am 17 years old. I am a rising senior and my favorite classes are biology and chemistry; I love science and being able to explore the world and how it works! I am one of the captains…

Goodbye from Njoki

Goodbye! Unfortunately, the time for me to move on from the Center for Young Women’s Health has come. In the fall, I will be going to Duke University in North Carolina. I plan to study Global Health and Psychology on the pre-med track. I am…