Soulful Sunday is a weekly dose of inspiration from busy Chicago women who still manage to stay balanced no matter what their career—or life—throws their way.
Soul Sister: April Francis, Founder of Dose Market
Francis' focus is to bring the best products to consumers—with best meaning highly functional, high-style products made with high-quality materials in a sustainable mode of production. Dose Market's 49 pop-up markets to date have been the first phase of this mission, and Francis is now entering the second phase, having just launched e-commerce via dosemarket.com/shop. A total diehard for the good stuff, Francis lives by the Dose motto—"make love not junk."
How she unwinds:
"I've been practicing yoga for almost ten years now, and it never lets me down when I need to let go and recalibrate. Reading is also a go-to, but it often just gets me thinking—hardly a way to unwind! Well ... I do find a beautiful book of poetry can be a great way to process and unwind."
"I'm out of sorts when I'm hungry, overtired, or feeling unloved so, as the saying goes, don't skimp on eating, sleeping, or sex.