BELatina’s Best of the Week: Cultural Changes, Self-Care, and More

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Here’s a recap of the news you may have missed this week in BELatina’s daily content.

It’s no coincidence that, as summer approaches, we focus on self-care, introspection, and personal growth.

This week, BELatina’s content was focused on just that – from eco-responsible menstrual products to personal growth and post-trauma resilience, these are our top stories of the week.

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Natural Remedies We Inherited From Our Abuela

Our writer Ana María shared five of her favorite home remedies and told us a tender family story. After reading this article, you won’t want to go a day without chamomile, panela, or aloe vera at home.

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Five Pandemic-Sponsored Cultural Shifts

While much of the past year and a half has been marked by tragedy, turmoil, isolation, and illness, there have also been some beneficial shifts resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Erica Nahmad tells us how our lives have changed in this article.

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A Wine Club by and for Latinas

Noticing the lack of representation of Latinos in this industry, Latinas Wine Club, Inc., a club with tiered memberships that offer wine education classes with their own Latina sommelier, was created. Read more about this club, launched by Martha Cisneros and Erlinda A. Doherty, here.

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Menstrual Products That Will Change Your Life

Just as it was for our ancestors, menstruation need not be a curse. Empowering ourselves with our bodies and the cosmic energy is fundamental, and part of that is knowing our bodies and knowing which products to use to be comfortable and help nature at the same time. Check our fav five here.

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An Inspiring Conversation with Amrita V. Subramanian

Amrita V. Subramanian believes we are at the brink of a phenomenon shaped by humanity’s collective trauma, which she hopes to bring to light with her study, Growing Beyond Pain. Her focal point will lie on a positive aspect of trauma, going beyond what is usually denoted by the word itself. This is what she told us.