L: Do you have a personal mantra (in general or right now)?
F: I have been reading Dr. Junger’s new book Clean Gut. In it, he tells an ancedote that ends in a lesson of “Don’t worry. Don’t hurry.” Ever since I read that, I find myself thinking it or saying it out loud. It is mostly a reminder to slow down.
L: What have you learned after your first week on the job?
F: I have learned a lot. Most importantly, I would say that I never truly realized the value of having a strong community of liked minded people around you. Everyone that I work with is more awesome than the next. It makes a huge difference to be around people who are nice and share your same goals.
L: What’s the best meal you’ve eaten recently?
F: When Julie was in town we made an intuitive meal which consisted of a shaved brussel sprout salad with lemon and avocado, sauteed red cabbage with balsalmic and homemade, gluten-free breaded chicken tenders. It was fantastic! Honestly, I can not get enough of home cooked meals.
L: What’s the last song you listened to?
F: Oh man, Teddy and Kelley (our brother and soon to be sister-in-law) showed me this nutso video by Diplo. I used to listen to Diplo all the time and after seeing this crazy video I am hooked on the song.
L: What do you do if you can’t sleep?
F: I have started to sleep with a sleep mask. I feel like a reality tv star or something, but I try to have the room as dark as possible, not to eat close to my bedtime and have the best most, relaxing wind down – slowly easing into bed.