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If someone would’ve told me five years ago that I’d be utilizing my corporate career experience to support women with their body image, I wouldn’t believe it. Did you know that a women’s attitude toward her own body image can affect her career growth in the workplace? In Western cultures, body image is increasingly becoming […]

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“At the core of perfectionism lies a view of self as weak, flawed, and easily rejected ” (Overholser & Dimaggio, 2020). Ooof, reading this sentence was a punch to my stomach but a great reminder in my journey to overcome perfectionism. Unfortunately, the diet culture created unobtainable standards of perfectionism. For many of us, this […]

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Here is my story about diet culture and the effects of fad dieting. I remember moving away from home to attend college in Long Beach, California. I was young and so excited to be in close distance to some of southern California’s most famous beaches and party life. But navigating new experiences and adjusting to […]

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Nutrition and mental health, or is it mental health and nutrition?  As my dear friend Amanda asked, “which is the chicken and which is the egg?” In 2017, I embarked on a nutrition journey to understand how food physiologically impacts our bodies.  Watching my family members and friends battle chronic disease and mental health, I wanted to […]

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May is mental health awareness month. And I am diving into the ‘Eat to Beat Depression & Anxiety’ book by @drewramseymd to understand further how nutritious foods can positively impact mental health. I think Hippocrates was on to something when he said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Westernized medicine […]

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What’s Earth Day? Take the time to tackle food justice, environmental justice, and more. Earth Day is a time when global citizens take action to preserve our planet. Meaningful issues like climate change, science and education, people and communities, conservation and restoration, plastic and pollution are some of the areas we all can get involved […]

- marc s. micozzi

Wellness is more than the prevention of disease. It is a focus on engaging the inner resources of each individual as an active and conscious participant in the maintenance of his or her own health.

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I love data. In fact, most of my career has been in tech related jobs, but something changed in me a few years ago. My father had a heart attack which led him needing triple bypass surgery. This experience changed my life and I wanted to learn more about how food can heal our bodies.

Hi! I'm Tara rivera. passionate about sharing nutritional information and the connection to mental health. 

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