Healthy Face: Tara Dragoo Perine

Each week, Healthy Bridgeport features a "Healthy Face." Today, we feature Tara Dragoo Perine. Learn all about her and what inspires her healthy lifestyle below.



Please tell me a little about yourself, your family, your job, etc.

My name is Tara Perine and I’m 37 years old. I work as a writer-editor for the federal government, and I’m a cook, maid, craft organizer, homework checker, spiritual advisor, disciplinarian, tooth puller, grocery getter, and more for my family. My husband’s name is Adam. He’s a funeral director at Perine Funeral Home. We are Christ followers, and we have 3 children: Rush, Willow, and Winter.


1. What's your favorite motivational/self-help book?

I admit, I’m guilty of buying many self-help books, but I rarely read them. (Who has time?!) My go-to book is the Bible, which may seem like the “teacher’s pet” answer, but I’d rather go “straight to the horse’s mouth” than read 15 chapters of someone else’s interpretation of what is good, right, and worthy of time/energy. Another book I keep going back to is "The Road Back to You&