About The Hearty Soul



      : genuine; sincere; wholehearted; abundant; nourishing



      : the spirit and essence of a person


proper noun

      : a community of genuine people empowering one another through holistic health

Who we are

The Hearty Soul is owned and operated by Outmatch Associates; A small team of wellness warriors, healthcare practitioners and digital marketers that live and breathe wellness. You can find us whisking up some matcha tea or trying out a new bottle of essential oil at our headquarters in snowy Toronto. We appreciate being sent warm and loving vibes from all our readers around the world.

Why we’re here

We work and partner with actual healthcare practitioners and ask them to share their knowledge with our readers. Whether it’s fitness experts, medical doctors, reiki masters, dentists or culinary nutritionists – we have them all ready and waiting to guide you and answer your questions.

Our team

Lead Editor: Patrick Sommerfeld, BASc., CNP:
Patrick is a Holistic Nutritionist. He holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Nutrition and Food. In his spare time, you can find him reading about the latest nutrition news or experimenting with a new recipe in the kitchen.Feel free to share your thoughts on our content with editor@theheartysoul.com

Staff writers

Brittany Hambleton: Brittany is a woman of many interests. When she’s not writing, you can find her out for a run, playing the piano, drawing, or trying to learn a new language. She believes in the power of community and human connection, and so in her spare time volunteers as a leader for a global running community. She also believes that any floor is a dance floor if you want it to be. Brittany would love to hear from you at brittany@theheartysoul.com

Sarah Biren: Sarah is a baker, cook, author, and blogger. She believes that food is the best method of healing and a classic way of bringing people together. In her spare time, Sarah does yoga, reads cookbooks, writes stories, and finds ways to make any type of food in her blender. Feel free to share your favourite recipe at sarah@theheartysoul.com

Julie Hambleton: Julie is an extroverted-extrovert who loves to travel, meet new people, and learn about the world through other people’s eyes. She loves writing about interesting people, places, and trends, and has a dream of using that to allow her to follow her dream of travelling the globe. When she is not writing, you’ll find her running! It is her favourite way to explore a new place and it always leads her to interesting people and experiences. Send your favourite running and travel tips to julie@theheartysoul.com

Thomas Nelson: Thomas is an environmental advocate currently residing in the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time, he enjoys experiencing the outdoors, raising chickens and ducks, and reading about current environmental issues. Despite slight colorblindness, his favorite color is green. Send your planet tip at thomas@theheartysoul.com

Penelope Wilson: Penelope is a writer and health enthusiast with a B.Arts in Language Studies. She is a deeply spiritual person, a relationship expert, a nutrition freak, and a skin-care maverick. Drop her a note at penelope@theheartysoul.com