The Effects of Trauma

You may have heard someone say that they found something “traumatic” in the past – but did you know that trauma can be experienced in different ways by different people? Trauma is something that can result from events or life situations that are physically or…

Yalda smiling outside

Greeting Yalda

Hi everyone! My name is Yalda and I am a new peer advisor at the Center for Young Women’s Health! I am 17 years old, and I will be a senior in high school in the fall. When I took Chemistry for the first time…

Homemade Warm Weather Treats

When the sun is shining and the heat is on, it’s natural to crave a frozen treat like ice cream, slush, or a popsicle. Did you know that there are many cold treats that you can make yourself at home? That way you can customize…

daffodils on a sunny windowsill

Staying Home for Spring Break

This spring break, I watched as my friends went off on exotic vacations and traveled the world, while I was stuck at home. Instead of being sad about it (okay, I was a little sad about it), I decided to use this as an opportunity…

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s time to begin planning for this year! I have been looking forward to 2022 for at least the past four years. This upcoming year I will be saying “goodbye” to high school and “hello” to college! I’ve never been someone who sticks to New…

Dear future Nia

Dear Future Me, As you may (or may not) remember, I am writing this letter to you from the past. A time when I don’t think I’ve ever been this sleep-deprived in my entire life. I’m not being dramatic. I have gotten five hours of…

Intuitive Eating with Food Allergies or Other Restrictions

Intuitive eating is a way to build a healthy relationship with food. This means not labeling foods as “good” or “bad,” and listening to your body’s hunger and fullness cues and trusting that they are right. It is not a diet, not about “perfection,” and…

Keeping Your Cool at Concerts

I love concerts! I have been to many in my lifetime, starting with Justin Bieber when I was 8. My concert-experience repertoire is full of a variety of show experiences: sitting in the back of the balcony, sitting in the front row, lodge seats, you…

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…