I am a Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I am currently living and working in Tahoe City, CA, yet thanks to the Internet, am able to coach clients all over the world. I am passionate about helping women to find their true healthy potential, balance their lives and live their most vibrant, energized, joyful lives. I am additionally passionate about changing the way current and future generations relate to food and to each other.
Prior to starting Balanced Wellness with Tara, it wasn’t always a happy healthy road for me.
I had always been passionate about health and food, and had self-prescribed myself diet after diet, and cleanse after cleanse. I was doing everything “right” and not seeing results. No matter what I tried, I wasn’t meeting my full potential of MY healthy, happy, vibrant self.
I struggled through a ten-year battle with carrying extra weight, stress, fatigue, hormone imbalance, brain fog, adult acne, and depression.
I was just about ready to give up trying to “fix” myself, when I received my wake up call that I was living a life misaligned with my truth. That was when the universe gave me a big smack in the head, literally, with a rock.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury while on the job as a whitewater River guide badass, healing my brain and restoring my cognitive function became my only job. Alone with nothing but my broken thoughts, I began to dig deep into my mental and emotional being to uncover and release the dragons in my closet that had prevented me from healing my previous “dis-ease”. It was my divine, sacred moment.
AND THERE IT WAS: the truth that I couldn’t avoid any longer.
My heart cracked open with enormous vulnerability as I admitted to myself that I was unable to keep moving forward on the path I’d been walking. As I so desperately sought fulfillment in my life, synchronicity led me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I enrolled, it ignited a passion, and I finally began to heal my relationship with food and with myself.
I learned why nothing I had tried before worked. I learned the emotional, mental, and spiritual connections to health. I learned the tools I had always searched for in coming home to myself. I became vibrant, positive, excited for life and full of energy. I finally lost that weight, balanced my hormones (hallelujah!), and in spite of my brain injury cleared my mental fog and found clarity.
At the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help YOU uncover, unlock and guide yourself home to you, because I believe everyone is an expert on themselves and their own experience of being a human on this planet. I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap” to health that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preference, and goals.
Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Lets talk! Schedule an initial consultation with me today!