The Comfort Place

Congratulations Natalie!  Allie nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award! Here’s what she has to say about you; “athletic,balanced & enthusiastic to help others reach their goals”.

I now have a handful of things to reveal about myself but that’s ok because they are very creative and fun questions.

Favourite “get pumped up” song?

Hehe, I thought this was my dirty little secret but I guess I have to spill it.  Stronger by Brittany at the end of a run, Eminem because nearly every song is the perfect beats per minute for running, Single Ladies because it was repeated on my marathon playlist at least 5 times and it brings me back to that day.  Turns out the thing I really need to get “pumped up” for is running!

So, I know you’re favourite comfort food now, but what’s your “comfort place?”

Hmmm.  On sunny mornings there is a stream of sunlight that comes in through the dining room window and creates a rectangle of light and heat on the floor.  Sometimes I just sit or lie in that little rectangle.

Curling up in Tate’s arm crook brings me a comfort I can’t find anywhere else.

When it comes to food, I think everyone should have one “guilty pleasure”: what’s yours?

I understand the question but let’s change the phrase “guilty pleasure” to ” indulgence”.  My favorite indulgence is wine and a cheese tray, preferably eaten outdoors, something you can nibble on for hours over great conversation.

When you’ve had a truly rough or draining day, what is your go-to remedy to care for yourself & get centered?

A bath, a glass of wine, or slightly trashy (mindless) tv.  Or all three!

Do you have any tips for avoiding too much sodium/sugar consumption?

Simple, eat unprocessed foods and cook for yourself.  Also, choose your salt/sugar sources wisely.  At home use a high quality mineral salt like Real Salt instead of Kosher salt, this way you will be getting a dose of important minerals with your sodium.  I love spice and find that I can often add a ton of black pepper or cayenne powder to a dish instead of more salt.

As for sugar, prioritize your favorite sweet foods and don’t eat the rest!  Like salt, try to get some quality nutrients with your sugar, like making cookies with whole wheat flour and throwing in some flax seeds.
What do you want to “be” most in life?

What a question.  I think that if I knew the answer to this my life would be very different these days…

In all seriousness, I want a lifestyle that affords me freedom and creativity.  I want a life where I can share my passion/knowledge for whole food nutrition and exercise.  I want a life full of travel, friends, and family.  What do I want to “be” most in life?  Me!

Thanks for sending in those questions, I am honored that you would want to know more about me.

Gotta go paint!


  1. Beautiful! “You” are what you should want & strive most to be. 🙂
    “Indulgence” is definitely a healthier way to phrase it; but I let myself indulge a little often because I feel I have found healthy indulgences…however there is one thing I still feel guilty about enjoying & it is rare rare rare I eat one — I don’t even want to say what it is!

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