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Busy Chicago woman, Alderman Pat Dowell, shares what she does to relax and unwind on weekends to destress from her hectic workweek. more

Mar 19, 2017 12:00 PM Balance

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For Soulful Sunday this week, we bring to you Noreen Heron, busy working woman and mom to tell us what she does to drive away the stress of the week. more

Mar 12, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles

With her finger on the pulse of the Streeterville neighborhood, and maintaining an edge on the real estate market and new developments, there is not an obvious difference between Gail Spreen at work and Gail Spreen at rest. more

Mar 5, 2017 9:00 AM Profiles

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Sandra Holl, executive chef and co-owner of Floriole, stays busy throughout the week running her cafe/bakery. Check out what this busy Chicago woman does to unwind over the weekend. more

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles

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From teaching with a PhD in English at Dominican University, to owning and teaching her own dojo and writing "Seeding Your Soul," the team at Chicago Woman want to know how she relaxes after a long week. more

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles

Julie launched the Exceptional Women's Network (EWN), a non-profit, to provide more resources to women in pursuit of leadership. She provides workshops focusing on financial education and leads networking events on professional development. more

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles

As the CEO of WINGS Program, Inc., Rebecca Darr works everyday towards her mission of ending domestic violence and homelessness. Though she finds her work fulfilling, find out how she likes to relax and unwind after a particularly long day. more

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles 1 Comments

Find out how Megan Richards Martin, both a prominent Chicago public relations figure and busy suburban mom, makes time for friends and relaxation amidst a hectic professional and family schedule. more

Jan 29, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles

Through various volunteer and professional endeavors, Jen Kamins, Co-founder of Brave Initiatives, has fostered a love of working in underserved communities. more

Jan 22, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles

Soulful Sunday: Jennifer Smith Tapp, Editor, Chicago Woman

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Our incredible editorial director at Chicago Woman magazine Jennifer Smith Tapp tells us how she unwinds from a hectic work week. more

Jan 8, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles

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Real estate agent Nicole Duran has the kind of schedule most people wouldn't know how to deal with. Find out what she does to take some much-needed time to pamper herself and unwind. more

Jan 1, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles

Theater director and professor Jessica Thebus shares how she decompresses when she's not commanding some of the top stages in Chicago. more

Feb 7, 2016 7:45 AM Balance

FW: Chicago editor, Rebecca Taras-Lee, updates you on what you can expect in 2016 from the magazine and Chicago women. more

Current Issue

Alpana Singh of The Boarding House and Seven Lions shares how she catches some R&R after a busy day at the restaurant. more

Dec 6, 2015 7:45 AM Balance

Learn about the professional philosophy and personal passions of this savvy real estate broker from Poland. more

Oct 18, 2015 7:45 AM Balance

Self-proclaimed perfectionists, the sisters behind goldplaited finishing salon do everything together—including finding time for balance through yoga and, maybe, a cocktail or two. more

Sep 13, 2015 7:45 AM Balance

We normally highlight one amazing woman each Sunday, but this week, we have a double-whammy: the two talented go-getters behind Bread & Wine. These ladies each have two jobs and raise a family to boot. It's time to get inspired. more

Aug 30, 2015 7:45 AM Balance

With a background in Exercise Science and a dozen certifications under her belt, Hutchins is constantly pushing herself—and her clients—to achieve the next best level of fitness. more

Aug 16, 2015 7:45 AM Balance

Michelle Forst, Senior Stylist at George the Salon, is on her feet all day six days a week. The hair guru tells us how she decompresses and shares her tips for loving yourself and loving your life. more


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. more


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