M. Ward On His Portland Escape, Staying Healthy On Tour, And #Wellth

Photo: Sarah Cass

 I’ve spent the past year thinking a lot about “wellth”—the idea that success is found in a lifestyle devoted to mental, physical, and emotional health. (I even wrote a book about it.) In this new series, we’re celebrating visionaries who embody what it means to be wellthy. 

Matthew Ward, known professionally as M. Ward, is one of the most well-respected musicians and collaborators, as he’s part of She & Him and Monsters of Folk. He’s also a big runner and all-around awesome guy. Not to mention, his new album More Rain is amazing!

mbg: Favorite way to break a sweat?

MW: Running.

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Favorite healthy place to eat?

Prasad in Portland.

What's your favorite way/place to escape to get some nature?


How do you stay healthy while you're touring?

Running, walking, hiking and swimming.

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What does wellth mean to you?

Waking up in the morning and feeling ready for anything.

Any advice for someone who's looking to build a life that they love and follow their passion?

Rediscover what you loved when you were younger.

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