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.
How she unwinds: "As a freelancer, I'm constantly looking for ways to find balance and manage my time. The amount of energy that goes into the work I do versus the time I spend working on myself is always something I try to remain mindful of. I look forward to mornings that consist of all things grounding—meditation, Core Power Yoga, giving myself tarot readings, going for walks, lying in the sun, and really getting in tune with myself as well as what the universe has to offer.
"My ideal Sunday starts off with a walk to my new favorite coffee shop CC Ferns, where I write out my 'to do' list, which prepares me for the week ahead. I follow this with a stroll to Humboldt House to obsess over their impeccably curated collection of furniture and jewelry. I'm a bit of a juice junky, so skipping brunch to feed my juice and smoothie addiction is always the desired option. You can expect to see me getting my juice fix from Owen + Alchemy or Infiniteus Rocks and Juice, which has one of the most outstanding collections of rare stones, minerals, and crystals I've ever seen."
Balance tip: "For piece of mind, I highly suggest picking up what I like to call, 'pocket rocks,' an assortment of crystals you choose to carry everyday. Every stone holds unique healing properties. They are the earth's treasures, and—depending on your belief in the power each stone embodies—personalizing a collection of stones might enhance your quality of living. I believe life is a series of painful, yet beautiful transformations. In order to live a complete life, we must stay conscious while on our ceaseless quest to reach balance and ultimate happiness."