During my pregnancy, I felt overjoyed over the miracle growing inside of me, a gift I thought I’d never have. I intuitively knew I was having a son and would laugh over how I said for years I wanted a mischievous little boy. …


I watched as my Grandfather’s life declined. My whole life I’ve known this man to be the most gentle, kind and loving person. What I think impacted me more deeply than anything else was watching him adore my grandmother.

I grew up spending many weekends, holidays and Summers with my…


Maui

I was blessed to be able to take my son to Maui for his birthday. Though we stayed for 4 days, it was an amazing trip. …


Are Both Possible?

I have been studying blending herbs and spices for teas since 2004 when I entered into a homebirth midwifery course. Though I decided to not pursue being a midwife, something inside of me ascended to a profound place of curiosity and wonder when I put together blends…


A Dichotomy

As I continue on my own personal weight loss journey I continue to reflect on my life as a Foodie and a person who believes in Holistic Health. To some, the two are in contrast, in my own mind and life, the two are not mutually exclusive. I…


My Weight Loss Journey

I previously published how I gained 30 pounds in That Covid 30,” and the emotional turmoil I felt over the realization of how out-of-control my weight had gotten. It was more than hurtful however, I also felt embarrassed because of my history as a Holistic Nutrition…


My Weight Gain Journey

At first it was funny to me, the extra curricular snacking I took up when the pandemic picked up in our area. I would buy a bag of organic, non-GMO tortilla chips and make fresh pico de gallo using the tomatoes growing in our garden. I…


Discomfort with Rage

Injustice in America

As I sit here after several hours of watching white nationalists storm into the nations capitol and create chaos, I realized how uncomfortable I am with rage. …


Born in the 70’s to a Black Woman and White man, I was the bridge that brought hatred together.

Raised to be Black, after the age of 7 when my father left.

Black family, Black neighborhood, mostly Black friends, Black church, my only touch of Whiteness was from Summers and…


That 2-week Shelter-in-Place order seemed like it was going to be a welcome break from the everyday tasks of life. Then 2 weeks turned to 4, then 6 then… Before I knew it I was scheduling insanity in order to express myself so that I could stay “sane.”

Having both…

Tara Christina M

Biracial Black Woman and Proud Cape Verdean. I love good food, great wine, tea and being a Mom. You can read more at 1TaraChristina.com.

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