About Greens N’ Goodness

My name is Tara Petite.  I am the mother of three great kids and have been married for almost years (to the same guy).  From my teens until I was in my early 30’s, I struggled to find balance with my health, dealing with restrictive eating behaviors to chronic overeating.  Obviously, this took a toll on my physical and emotional well-being and became the catalyst for the desire to change.  In 2005, inspired by my, then, young children, I started the process of self-discovery that allowed me to release over 100 pounds and gain a greater sense of balance. 


Of course, the journey always continues, offering new challenges and opportunities for growth.  We have always homeschooled our children, and consider learning a lifelong endeavor.  Accordingly, in 2015, I completed my graduate degree in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. This knowledge, coupled with personal experience on a plant-based diet and raising vegan kids, inspires me to support others seeking to align their lifestyles with their values and feel more “nourished” in all areas of life.


Greens N Goodness is about the lifelong process of self-discovery, seeking balance with food (greens) and all the other elements of life (goodness) that “nourish” us, too. Our social connections, creative outlets, emotional state, physical body, living environment, and our connection to spirit/the natural world are all as important to our overall well-being as the food we choose to consume.  Taking a holistic approach to health, recognizing how intimately interconnected all these parts of our lives are, is what “Greens N Goodness” means to me. 


Compassion, Connection & Creativity

I enjoy adding an element of creativity to life’s routines by sharing the stories and insights that define my experience. Whether it be parenting and relationships, my pursuit of balance, vegan lifestyle stuff or just pushing the boundaries of my own self-awareness, the creative potential of life is what inspires me to keep working on myself, maintaining an open mind and looking for the best in others. It is truly our life’s work to bring all the elements of wellness into balance to realize our own full potential and help others do the same.  


This bit of cyberspace offers me a place to reflect and share on topics that are important to me, and might be to you, too. I feel strongly that extending compassion and establishing pathways of communication go a long way towards creating wellness for ourselves and our communities.  I look forward to the conversations that ensue.