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I’m ashamed that I use to feel embarrassed that I am part Asian. I hid that beautiful part of me. And when I think back on the reasons, as a kid I was racially bullied. I distinctly remembered a neighborhood kid saying he thought it was gross that I am part Filipino. In my freshman […]

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Earlier this month was election day in the U.S. The anticipation of the day, as well as post-election day, has caused a lot of anxiety for our country. And whoever you voted for, everyone was feeling the tension, which is why I think World Kindness Day is perfect for this month. Election season can cause […]

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In April 2020, I completed my Integrative and Functional Nutrition degree.    I was ecstatic to be done, but I felt like something was missing.   After my dad had his heart surgery in 2017, a dietician gave him a list of foods to eat and what not to eat.  What I realized at that […]

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This past week felt like Fall with the downpour rain, leaves piling on the streets, and Halloween decorations on display. I opted for a chunky sweater, a cozy blanket, a cup of team, pumpkin-related treats, and a lazy day on the couch. I call this self-care (and I loved every second of it).   Although […]

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Many of us have been using this time to reflect on our current lives: our loved ones, jobs, health, and much more. I now work from home. And at first, the introvert in me was ecstatic. Then working from home went from days to weeks to months, and now there is the uncertainty of when […]

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How do you start your day? My morning routine use to consist of turning off my alarm, grabbing my phone to catch up on email, news, and social media. There was this constant feeling that I needed to catch up on everything, which increased my stress levels before I got out of bed.   I […]

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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 understanding the impacts to mental health. 

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