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.
Photo Courtesy of Tippling Hall
Michelle Duran, Executive Chef at Tippling Hall
Duran spends every day filling the stomachs and feeding the souls of guests with the comfort food that she enjoys cooking and eating herself. While running the kitchen at a busy restaurant can be an extremely time-consuming-yet-rewarding task, she makes sure to still squeeze in time to decompress and relax.
How She Unwinds:
“Before I can completely unwind, I clean my apartment because I can't relax if there's any clutter or mess. Next, I grab my iPad and a glass of wine and load up on Jane the Virgin—or any other program that I’m behind on—while soaking in a tub filled with eucalyptus scented Epsom salts. It's the most relaxing thing in the world to me, and I always feel like a new person after! I think everyone should do it—just make sure you don’t have your cell phone with so you can truly relax and clear your mind.”
“When I start to worry about something that is weeks away, I remind myself to step back and take it one breath and one day at a time so I can see things more clearly.”