These 9 Latina Self-Care Bloggers Are Making Mental Health Practices Accessible To Everyone’s Home During Quarantine
This post was originally published Sept 18, 2018, and updated August 16, 2020.
There’s no doubt that staying at home while governments and world leaders attempt to flatten COVID-19 curve has many of us feeling helpless and out of control. To cope, some of us are taking up hobbies, baking bread and Facetiming but ensuring that we’re keeping in touch with our mental health in other ways is particularly important.
If you need extra motivation to live your healthiest life, look no further than these Latina wellness bloggers:
Celebrating food, language, and community, De Las Mías empowers Latinas to live healthier, more joyful lives.
Founded by mother-daughter duo Ana Consuelo Matiella and Sada Naegelin, De Las Mías is a platform for all Latinas. Built on confianza, De Las Mías believes that a healthy lifestyle is achieved through support from your marinas, comadres y amigas. Besides offering options for healthier eating, motivated movement and clarity, they also offer a free lifestyle app.
Wellness also means maintaining our emotional health and Cosmic Christine is here for it.
Licensed therapist and love addiction coach, Christine Gutierrez runs Cosmic Christine; a site dedicated to cleansing and care. The self-titled diosa even hosts retreats where you can embrace your inner light and become one of her diosas too.
Somos Fit Latinas is a Houston, Texas-based fitness community with members from all over the world.
Focusing on fitness, positive personal growth and balancing our traditions with healthy habits, Somos Fit Latinas is pure wellness goals. And their yearly Taco Run — a marathon during which participants actually get to snack on their fave tacos — is reason enough to want to join!
Reminding us that health is not only about diet and exercise, Cultura Con Wellness stands for the reproductive health of Latinas.
L.A. based Cindy Luquin, wants you to feel empowered enough about your body to ask the real questions regarding reproductive health. With regular podcasts about contraception, well-woman issues and general anatomy 101, Culture Con Wellness will teach you a thing or two about your most personal spaces.
Dedicated to women’s wellness, La Saludable Latina offers insights for a more harmonious body and mind.
A podcast and blog hosted by Women’s Wellness coach Lilia Gomez, B.S., MSW, this resource takes health past just exercise and diet. La Saludable Latina focuses on topics like mindful breathing and creating peaceful spaces as well as traditional fitness and health topics.
Full of affirmations and plant-based diet tips, Holistic Samantha knows growth can take many forms.
Run by holistic health practitioner Samantha Otero, the blog encourages the use of natural living for a more organic take on wellness. Nutritional therapy and superfoods are promoted by Holistic Samantha but so is mental healing and reflection.
Healthy Latina Lifestyle will inspire you to be zen AF with its focus on yoga, exercise and cleansing from the inside out.
Dallas-based Veronica Torres Hazley is a yoga boss and sacred self-care workshop coordinator who knows life is better with a little meditation. But Healthy Latina Lifestyle is more than a blog. Events like Taco & Chill, Namaste Lit and her upcoming Hey Chica Summit bring her brand of wellness to the masses.
Food is life-giving and Black Bean Inspiration reminds us that our meals can be healthy AND delicious.
Besides finding yummy noms on Abby Marroquin’s blog, Black Bean Inspiration will also give you tips and tricks on how to food prep to get yourself right for healthy eating the easy way.
Comadre Wellness focuses on the wellness of comadres, families, and communities of color.
Sometimes wellness comes externally from the people who help us in life. The collective of comadres, mothers, and women who make up Comadre Wellness know this to be fact. With that in mind, they offer resources such as a Chicana Mother Networking blog and information on resources like Immigration rights. They also organize community events because everyone knows we Latinas draw strength — and wellness— from each other.