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…

Supplements, the Bean Protocol and Advice from Mom

Have you ever heard the advice, everything in moderation? My mom used to say that to me growing up. She never said it in a discouraging or shameful way, but more as a way to remind me that our diets are meant to have a…

Food Insecurity

Have you ever worried that food would run out before you (or your family) had money to buy more? It’s possible that if you haven’t faced food insecurity, you know someone who has. That’s because food insecurity is a common problem that isn’t often talked…

Media Literacy and Nutrition

Media literacy is a skill used to understand the content of messages promoted through different media outlets. Examples of media outlets are print like newspapers or magazines, audio like radio shows or podcasts, videos like YouTube channels or other ways people access media through the…

Courage and Softball

Throughout the last few years of high school and middle school, I have always wanted to try out for the school softball team. As a child, it used to be my favorite sport and my Friday night recreational games were the highlight of my week…

Learning to Stay Active

Before this pandemic, I took for granted how much exercise I got in a day. The walk to the train station to school and from school. The three flights of stairs, I had to climb multiple times throughout the day and when it was track…