Category Archives: Bethany Reyna

Go Green with a Diva Cup

Many women today are “going green” which means that they’re buying reusable water bottles, products that are organic or chemical free, and doing a lot of recycling. Unfortunately, it’s generally not very cheap to be environmentally conscious. Most products that are chemical and dye free are often the most expensive as well. Hybrid cars, while […]

The Benefits of Eating Breakfast

We have all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but as busy college students, mothers, working professionals, or all three, we oftentimes don’t have time for breakfast and it’s really difficult to eat a plate of scrambled eggs while we’re rushing out the door (well, some of you more […]

Opening Your Eyes to Dating Violence

Sometimes it seems like dating violence is more upsetting to me than any other form of domestic violence.  This is because I’ve seen what dating violence has done to a very close friend I’ll call Erica. Last semester The Women’s Center sponsored an event called “Dating Violence 101” and it really opened my eyes to […]

Go Red for Women

According to a recent article I read, every 25 seconds an American will have a coronary event, and about one American every minute will die from a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading killer in men and women in the United States. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” women […]

Body Image Stories From Familiar Writers

Body image is not one of my favorite things to talk about. You’ll almost never find me talking about it in person. Maybe its because I’m not quite comfortable with my own body image, or maybe its because I’m afraid I’ll offend someone else. Maybe it’s a little bit of both. Maybe this is why […]

Eating Disorders: Getting Past the Myths

Many people are aware of the serious nature of eating disorders, but sometimes stereotypes and myths can distort our perception of the illnesses.  We think that individuals with eating disorders should look or act a certain way because of what we see or read in the media or what is most often discussed in conversations.  […]

Women and Caffeine

Finals are coming up fast and everyone is ready to start downing that caffeine. We all know that too much caffeine can be bad for you, but is it really as bad as everyone thinks? Moreover, does caffeine affect men and women differently?  There are positive and negative effects from caffeine for both men and […]

The Dangers of Eating Disorders During Pregnancy

As I reported in a previous blog, eating disorders are dangerous for women.  From another recent article, I learned that they are especially dangerous for women who are pregnant.  According to the article, generally, it is difficult for women who have eating disorders to get pregnant because most of the time they are not healthy […]

Women in Advertising

Most of the time the only women that are seen on television or in advertisements are beautiful, tall, and thin. This is all a hoax. Even these ridiculously thin women are edited and airbrushed to fit the “image” of whatever company they are representing. According to an article I read, an even bigger problem, in […]

Eating Disorders

The most common types of eating disorders are bulimia (bulimia nervosa) and anorexia (anorexia nervosa). Both are very serious conditions, and if left untreated, can lead to serious medical problems or even death. According to a recent article I read, individuals who have eating disorders don’t see their bodies the way everyone else does and […]