We normally highlight one amazing woman each Sunday, but this week, we have a double-whammy: the two talented go-getters behind Bread & Wine—which is basically the perfect meal, in our opinion. But there's more—these ladies also have second jobs (model and attorney) AND have kids. We've officially found Wonder Woman's siblings.
Soul Sister: Jennifer Wisniewski, owner and operator of Bread & Wine and model
How she unwinds: "When you own a business, it's 24/7 and every little detail is in your hands. There is ultimately no getting away from it. What you want to try and do is figure out how not to waste your energy on things that don’t matter and spend your energy on things that help your business grow. I do that through a multitude of ways; talking to my dearest friends every morning, therapy and meditation—but all of this is meaningless unless you're taking care of yourself. I run every morning, juice, and have a vitamin regimen. Oh! and lets not forget sleep, sleep, and more sleep!
"My ideal Sunday starts off with a run and green juice. I love Super Soul Sunday on OWN and make it a point to watch it every Sunday and annoy my friends with what I learned—and throw around Maya Angelou quotes while they roll their eyes at me. Then I watch whichever Martin Scorcese movie I can get my hands on."
Balance tip: "Talking, talking, and more talking. I'll talk you right out the door if you let me. Once I’ve sufficiently drained everyone’s ear, I move on to meditating, which gives me about a half hour of calm and then I’m back to harassing everyone!"
Soul Sister: Lisa Fosler Kelly, owner and operator of Bread & Wine and attorney
How I unwind: "Okay, I must I admit I find it difficult to unwind. The balancing act of a high-need, unpredictable restaurant; two school-aged children; and a part-time law practice means I have to literally make myself sit down. Often my friend and business partner, Jennifer, will make me take a few minutes out of my day to sit on the Bread & Wine patio, each with a glass of wine, to review the day, or just to talk. That time is always beneficial to me. Television stresses me out because it seems like a waste of time, so unwinding for me usually means a walk or a run, hot yoga, perusing a cookbook or wine journal in my yard to get ideas, or grabbing something out of my garden to make a simple, fresh meal for my family.
"Best chance of me unwinding: being a couple states away from the restaurant (that I love, despite how it sounds!) and from the day-to-day requirements of life. Reading wine or cooking magazines with no timetable or demands is my best-case scenario afternoon, particularly if I happen to be sitting in the sunroom at my family’s cottage in Maryland."
Balance tip: "Check in with yourself daily, whatever that means to you. My best introspection tends to be during exercise. When I was younger, I believed exercise only counted if it was really difficult and for a long duration, such as running five to ten miles a day in training for something all of the time. Now, I give myself the freedom to choose the means of movement that constitutes exercise. The rule I bind myself to is to do something involving movement every day–running, walking, yoga, the gym, or just weights and stretching at home. I try not to judge myself on what I do or for how long, so long as I took that time for myself in some capacity. Eating small, healthy meals throughout the day also keeps me focused, and my kale, macha, pineapple, and ginger morning smoothie gets me motivated for the day."