Posts Tagged ‘Wellness’

Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

The good folks at the Green Bronx Machine are in the running to win some incredible prizes at the Real Food Media Contest. Green Bronx Machine is dedicated to changing mind-sets and landscapes while harvesting hope and cultivating opportunities inclusively for all of America. The Contest is the project of the Real Food Media Project, [...]


The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

When diagnosed with breast cancer, Eileen Z. Fuentes, a Columbia University employee, experienced cancer treatment from a patient’s perspective. Having worked for Columbia, she knew she was in capable hands during her treatment; however, she was determined to play an active part of her own health and recovery and was unsure how to do so. [...]


2/1/14: Chalk’s Healthy Habit Workshop for Families

2/1/14: Chalk's Healthy Habit Workshop for Families

The Vive tu Vida/Live your Life Community Campaign against childhood obesity would like to invite all families to our first installment of our monthly healthy habit workshop series. The workshop will focus on February’s Healthy Habit: Eat Plenty of Vegetables and Some Fruit Every Day In conjunction with Fit n Fabulous, Inc. & City Harvest-Healthy Neighborhoods, learn about: [...]


CHALK Presents: January’s Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK Presents: January's Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is a program at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Ambulatory Care Network which supports the Vive tu Vida/Live your Life community campaign dedicated to help combat childhood obesity in Washington Heights and Inwood. Each month the campaign promotes a different healthy habit, this month’s healthy habit is “Be Physically [...]


We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

Reiki healing at the hospital Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi When Susan was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, she was devastated. She hadn’t even felt particularly ill, but she had an aggressive cancer that had already spread to her lungs. That meant she wasn’t a candidate for surgery. Even with chemotherapy, the [...]


CHALK Presents: The Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK Presents: The Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is a program at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Ambulatory Care Network which supports the Vive tu Vida/Live your Life community campaign dedicated to help combat childhood obesity in Washington Heights and Inwood.  Each month the campaign promotes a different healthy habit, this month’s healthy habit is “Eat Less Fast Food”.  To get [...]


Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Our wellness program at Columbia University Medical Center will begin in January. By purchasing our new SPEACH t-shirt, you can help us continue with this program, which brings holistic nutrition information, plant-based cooking classes, physical fitness, and integrative therapies to the hospital-setting for women in the community who have been diagnosed [...]


Uptown Video: It’s about time: Rita Rosenthal

Uptown Video: It's about time: Rita Rosenthal

Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) In this latest episode of It’s about time: Conversations wth New Yorkers about time, Rita Rosenthal talks about what keeps her 102 years young. She lives in Washington Heights and is one of upper Manhattan’s oldest residents. The video Includes comments from local neighbors, including children, about time. Check out: [...]


Save The Date: 10/5/2013 – Chalk Field Day @ Highbridge Park

Save The Date: 10/5/2013 - Chalk Field Day @ Highbridge Park

A Word From CHALK CHALK is hosting a free Field Day on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11a-3p at Highbridge Park’s baseball field in Washington Heights.  We expect a large number of families and children from Northern Manhattan to attend this event. In addition to having a schedule of activities and games, we’ll be educating [...]


The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) September 16th is National Guacamole Day! So to honor this event, I invite you to head over to Chipotle located at 4009 Broadway (between St Nicholas Ave & West 170th St) and order yourself some of the tastiest guacamole in the neighborhood. Recently a well-known company, Naked Juice owned by PepsiCo, [...]


Uptown’s Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

Uptown's Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 5 years ago, September 19th 2008 to be exact, my wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes, the mother of our 3 daughters, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. We went from a normal, if hectic, life, to one that was a living nightmare. My wife had the first surgery to remove the [...]


Produce-laden van to visit Manhattan ‘food deserts’ | NY Daily News

Produce-laden van to visit Manhattan ‘food deserts’ | NY Daily News

By Tanay Warerkar / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The food deserts of Manhattan are about to get a mobile oasis. Starting Thursday, a van filled with fresh produce will hit the streets of the lower East Side, East Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood — aiming to bring low-cost, healthy food to the poor and the [...]


The Elixir: The Summer Countdown Cleanse

The Elixir: The Summer Countdown Cleanse

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Summer will be here in 3 weeks. Are you bathing suit ready? Yeah, me neither… Last year I took part in my first food cleanse and it was one of the best gifts I gave to myself. And by that I mean the entire me. I experienced immediate results including; ✔ [...]


This Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons student deepened her own knowledge of Dominican-Americans and shared with fellow medical students | NY Daily News

This Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons student deepened her own knowledge of Dominican-Americans and shared with fellow medical students | NY Daily News

Drawing on her ties to Washington Heights, Camila Mateo helped peers learn to bridge the cultural divide, created a website that functions as a clearinghouse of info about Dominican-Americans. By Erica Pearson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS She may have been studying to become a doctor, but Camila Mateo has become a teacher as well. [...]


Uptown Today: Speak Up @ Ganesha Outdoor Room

Uptown Today: Speak Up @ Ganesha Outdoor Room

This is a powerful event folks. Women from all walks of life and professions will gather to inspire, empower and enlighten. Our wellness contributor and breast cancer surivivor, Eileen Z. Fuentes, is one of the guest speakers. Along side Beck Hickey, Dominican Pie, Qiana and Steph La Callejera. Did we mention that powerhouse Tess will [...]


The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

Brooklyn Free Clinic Presents TEDMED Live 2013 The Brooklyn Free Clinic Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT) That’s right folks, our very own Eileen Z. Fuentes will be a presenter at the TEDMED Conference on April 20, 2013, sponsored by the Brooklyn Free Clinic. This is a big deal! Her [...]


Latino Neighborhoods: Improving Health Through Ethnic Pride? | PRI The World

Latino Neighborhoods: Improving Health Through Ethnic Pride? | PRI The World

By Audrey Quinn If you take the subway to the northern tip of Manhattan, you’ll find yourself in Washington Heights, a largely Dominican neighborhood. Poverty is worse here than in most areas of New York, but “there are certain health indicators here that suggest that Washington Heights is doing better than other neighborhoods,” says Columbia [...]


To the last drop: el sancocho vegano | The Manhattan Times

Story by Sandra Evangelina García Quinoa, asparagus, brussel sprouts, curry sauce. And sancocho, the classic meat-based stew of many a Latin Caribbean home. Any sense of what these might all have in common? These are all the new dishes you will come to find on the expanded menu at Pick and Eat, the fresh, fast [...]


The Elixir: Must-See – Soul Food Junkies on PBS Tonight

The Elixir: Must-See - Soul Food Junkies on PBS Tonight

Tonight at 10 pm, Independent Lens on PBS will premiere the documentary titled: Soul Food Junkies. Bryon Hurt, award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexism activist and lecturer, sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Through candid interviews with soul [...]


The Elixir: For Those of Us With Pre-Existing Conditions…

The Elixir: For Those of Us With Pre-Existing Conditions…

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) For some of us, having medical insurance means survival. People, particularly the young and healthy, never really think about health insurance until they need it. I implore you to look and listen to these stories and then to take it one step further and vote on November 6th and allow [...]


Survivor Stories: Eileen Z. Fuentes | Good Enough Mother

Survivor Stories: Eileen Z. Fuentes | Good Enough Mother

How did you first find out you had cancer? I was sleeping and had an itch on my breast and when I went to scratch, felt a lump. Even though I had stopped nursing just a couple of months prior, intuitively I felt that something was terribly wrong. Since I work in a hospital, I [...]


My Heart: Eileen Z. Fuentes

My Heart: Eileen Z. Fuentes

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 5 years ago today my life was turned upside down. On that fateful day, my wife and mother of our 3 young girls, Eileen Z. Fuentes, was diagnosed with breast cancer. To make matters worse, it was an aggressive form of breast cancer that was ominously named triple-negative, which meant it [...]


The Elixir: Age Is Nuthin’ But A Number – Ernestine Shepherd

The Elixir: Age Is Nuthin’ But A Number – Ernestine Shepherd

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Recently, I started to notice that my body was craving exercise. Sitting in an office for extended hours a day and being stuck in traffic definitely were taking it’s toll. I consistently eat healthy but have not been exercising like I know I should and it has started to show (both [...]


The Elixir: The Business of Breast Cancer Awareness and Pink Ribbons

The Elixir: The Business of Breast Cancer Awareness and Pink Ribbons

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Since my breast cancer diagnosis in 2008, I have intuitively felt uncomfortable with the use of pink ribbons. Well-intentioned friends and family flooded me with gifts displaying them and while I was grateful for their sincere efforts to support me, I never used those products. As time went on, I began [...]

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