Eating Disorders: What You Need to Know

Eating disorders come in many variations, and many go overlooked. An eating disorder goes far beyond skipping meals. Eating disorders affect people psychologically and lead them to self-harming behavior; They are characterized by a person’s distress, and subsequent actions toward their body weight or shape, or efforts managing weight or food intake (National Institute of [...]

Compartmentalizing Information to Avoid Anxiety

As a part of my summer internship working with Get Smart, I have been assigned a mentor. My mentor’s job is simply to talk to and get to know me, and ask me questions to get me to think critically. Our last meeting had us both contemplating. My mentor asked me how I could possibly [...]

How to Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Food

As many are aware, last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Aside from clinically diagnosed eating disorders, I want to bring attention to the umbrella term of “disordered eating,” a phenomenon that has become the norm. Whether you’ve struggled with an eating disorder or not, you need to read on, because this applies to [...]

Get Smart and Get Back on Track

Do you ever feel like you’re trying so hard to get back to your pre-college weight but nothing seems to be working? From juice cleanses to two-a-days at the gym, is nothing getting you to where you want to be? Well, you guessed it, there’s an app for that! MyFitnessPal is an app that is [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|For Leaders & Mentors, For Young Adult Women|0 Comments

Get Smart About Social Media Depression

We’re the internet generation. We use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, and all the rest. We read BuzzFeed, have YouTube vlogs, create memes, take selfies, and google everything. We’ve given new meanings to #, like, friend, tweet, and favorite. And in some ways, this is pretty freaking amazing. We are so much more aware [...]

9 Ways to Get Through a Rough Patch

Feeling down, sad, despondent, gloomy, depressed, stressed, worried, not coping, struggling, miserable, lethargic, dejected, in low spirits, glum, going through a rough patch. English has so many words for being unhappy. It’s not surprising, given how terrible sadness can be—especially over a sustained period of time. We often downplay it, believing that acknowledging it betrays [...]

Self Care for Superwomen

Get Smart Girls are many things: leaders, volunteers, students, mentors, daughters and sisters, friends and special someones. We are excellent in what we are called to do. We are strong, unwavering rocks of support for our loved ones. We are everyday superwomen, but it’s so easy to forget to turn those superpowers of love and [...]

Get Smart About Your Body: Yours is the Only Opinion That Matters

I am a fat girl. Strictly speaking from the perspective of the fashion industry and mass media, of course. If there is anything I’ve learned from being a young woman living in this society, it is that there are a plethora of meanings and implications assigned to the way a body looks. There are size [...]

Finals Frenzy

Finals week haunts every student's mind, especially as it comes closer. Once May hits, so does all of the work, and end-of-year parties or events. There is usually a lot of school work that students push off while looking forward to formals, proms, and vacation. By putting off all the work, students can become more [...]

By |April 20th, 2015|College Students|0 Comments

Eight Simple Ways to Stay Healthy and Fit

In today's fast moving world, we barely have any time to stop and breathe. We're constantly on the run to achieve our goals. And in the process, might even forget to take care of ourselves or look after ourselves like we should. I, sometimes, end up skipping meals and workouts and giving up on sleep [...]