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As a nutritionist, joining a counseling practice to work with therapists, means bringing a team of people to help individuals meet their personal goals. We are complex human beings. And addressing only one part of an issue can feel disconnected. I am excited to announce that I have joined Mente Counseling as a Nutritionist staff […]

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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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I didn’t know I needed to make peace with my body. In my college years, I was determined to be a certain weight and wear a certain size. I was living in the greater Long Beach area in Southern California, and the ideal body image was to be thin. When people would compliment my thinness, […]

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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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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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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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