Posts Tagged ‘Wellness’

My Plant-Heavy Fully Loaded Omelet

My Plant-Heavy Fully Loaded Omelet

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Did you know that February is cancer prevention month? It is why you should use this month to practice living a healthier lifestyle and encourage others to do the same. As chaotic as they can be, mornings set the tone for the rest of the day. Productivity experts all agree that […]


What’s The First Thing I Should Add To My Diet To Reduce My Cancer Risk?

What’s The First Thing I Should Add To My Diet To Reduce My Cancer Risk?

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Because of my extensive training in holistic nutrition for cancer prevention, the first question I am often asked is, “what do I need to stop eating to reduce my risk?” My response is always the same. First, I tell them that the focus should be on the many things that they […]


The 14 Archetypes of Healing

The 14 Archetypes of Healing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) The Spiritual Fanatic I was convinced that I was going to die and so I made it a mission to find a supportive spiritual community that could assist my family with my end-of-life affairs. After realizing I may be around for a while, I believed the universe was in control of everything […]


I Literally Lost It All And Then This Happened…

I Literally Lost It All And Then This Happened…

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Almost four years ago, I wrote a heartfelt post titled, “Freedom Fridays”, about my decision to go part-time. It remains one of the most popular entries on my blog. It was written 3 years after my breast cancer diagnosis. When I wrote it, I was completely burnt-out. I realized that I […]


Call For Applications for Community Based Grants

Call For Applications for Community Based Grants

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) has issued a call for applications to community based organizations and initiatives that support healthy lifestyles for school-aged children in Washington Heights/Inwood. Mini grants are awarded to fund either new or ongoing initiatives that increase access to and knowledge about healthy foods and eating habits, and/or physical […]


Spread Love: Introducing EileenZFuentes.com & Wellness Wednesdays

Spread Love: Introducing EileenZFuentes.com & Wellness Wednesdays

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok, so this has been a long time in the making. My beautiful and extremely dedicated wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes, has been hard at work revamping her online space. The result is the recently launched EileenZFuentes.com. The new site is lovingly devoted to aiding and empowering women dealing with cancer of […]


The Dreams of Denisse | Manhattan Times

The Dreams of Denisse | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow Like many college students, Denisse Rojas found she had to work 30 hours or more a week to keep up with her financial responsibilities. But the workload did not keep the determined student from graduating from UC Berkeley with a double major in Interactive Biology and Sociology. And a 3.63 grade […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Revolutionary Fitness

Indiegogo Spotlight: Revolutionary Fitness

A Word From Revolutionary Fitness RevFit’s Indiegogo Campaign is a project to support the development of a brand new low-cost, community-based fitness studio. This is our first physical location and we are excited to be in the great neighborhood of East Harlem. There’s a range of one-of-a-kind perks for you to choose from, with all proceeds […]


New medical school to open in Harlem | Crain’s New York Business

New medical school to open in Harlem | Crain's New York Business

By Jonathan LaMantia New York City is getting a new medical school in Harlem with the goal of training more doctors to practice in underserved communities across the state. The CUNY School of Medicine will be located on the City College campus near 138th Street and will partner with the Bronx-based St. Barnabas Health System. […]


Move over, Doogie; it’s Doctor Dinardo | Manhattan Times

Move over, Doogie; it’s Doctor Dinardo | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow Dinardo Rodríguez has big plans for his summer. Chief among them is lingering in bed on Saturday mornings. Though not an uncommon wish for teenagers, sleeping in would be a break from his typical weekend routine. In the past six years, Rodríguez has spent Saturday mornings and summers at […]


The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Wellness and healthy living has become very trendy. It seems as if everyone is sipping on smoothies and doing yoga. While I have always been health-conscious, the messages I was receiving in the media confused me about what to eat and how to live. Like many women, I thought low-fat anything, […]


Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

All you have to do is click on the link below and vote for Henry Santos and CHALK could win 5 grand. It is that easy. For those that don’t know, CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is all about preventing childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles in this neighborhood. They do important […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: The Holistically Inspired Peoples Bar

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Holistically Inspired Peoples Bar

A Word From Paola Martinez THE BIRTH OF THE HIP BAR! My health went on a not so exhilarating rollercoaster ride for many years. I dealt with tumors, cysts, adrenals dysfunction, thyroid issues, and a very rare “supposedly” incurable and disfiguring disease called Morphea. It took me almost losing all of my bodily/cognitive functions to […]


Boutique Fitness Studios Give Lift to Uptown’s Gym Offerings | DNAinfo

Boutique Fitness Studios Give Lift to Uptown's Gym Offerings | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong UPPER MANHATTAN — For fitness buffs looking to sprint their way up a “climb” in spin class, perform a record number of Burpees or work on their Crow pose, nowadays don’t have to go far to break a sweat. Exercise studios such as Soul Cycle, AKT InMotion and Exceed Physical Culture have […]


Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hope for Carol

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hope for Carol

About This Cause Being a single parent is never easy. Now try being a single parent with stage 3 Breast cancer. Just when things seemed to be getting better financially, Carolina was faced with the most difficult challenge of her life. Forced to cease work due to illness, she is now left with rental payments, […]


10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books

10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books


Henry Santos Embarks On A New Aventura Uptown…

Henry Santos Embarks On A New Aventura Uptown…

Former member of the Bachata super group Aventura, Henry Santos, was Uptown yesterday to announce his collaboration with the CHALK program to fight obesity within the Latino community in New York City and around the United States. The 2012 winner of Mira Quien Baila, the Spanish language version of Dancing with the Stars, talked with […]


5/17/14: Live Your Life Healthy Habit Workshop @ Word Up Books

5/17/14: Live Your Life Healthy Habit Workshop @ Word Up Books


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 […]

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