Social Media / Meditation Instructor
Source of inspiration: Nature, travels, mom(s).
Sunday soundtrack: Nina Simone.
Most repeated intention: May all beings everywhere be happy and healthy.
Favorite season: Fall.
Favorite El stop: Chicago stop, brown line.
Favorite hour of the day: Right before the sun rises.
Most admired character trait: Charisma.
I Chill because: It gives me space while keeping me connected.
Life philosophy: Enjoy every moment, live wholeheartedly, die without regrets.
Love philosophy: Life is short, love without limits!
Most repeated intention: Be open to the present moment.
Favorite movie: Cloud Atlas.
Coffee or tea? Dark matter coffee.
Co-Founder / Chief Chill Officer / Co - Head of Teacher Training / Meditation Instructor
Indulgence: Good chocolate.
Source of inspiration: The universe.
Proudest moment: Still to come.
Latest purchase: The book series of Mr. Happy, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Tickle.
Most repeated intention: Slow down, create joy.
Most loved Chicago spot: The beach.
Coffee or tea: Tea. Definitely tea.
I Chill because: It helps me be a better daughter, sister, mother, friend, partner, human.
Co - Head of Teacher Training / General Manager
Morning ritual: 15 minutes of meditation.
Evening ritual: Gratitude for the day.
Source of inspiration: People living in their purpose.
Food philosophy: Eat good things.
Sunday soundtrack: Instrumental hip-hop and classic soul.
Reading recommendation: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.
I Chill because: It keeps me sane.
Morning ritual: Water. Coffee. Kids.
Evening ritual: Family dinner.
Retreat: The northern Michigan woods.
Secret talent: Expert cake pop maker.
Sunday soundtrack: Hamilton.
Most repeated intention: Maintain an open heart and patience with everyone around me.
Most loved Chicago spot: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
I Chill because: It helps me sort through the clutter in my head.
Morning ritual: RPM (rise,pee,meditate).
Indulgence: French wine.
Proudest moment: Becoming a mom of twin girls.
Secret talent: Poker.
Love philosophy: Love experiences, not things.
I Chill because: It helps me stay focused, lighthearted and calm no matter what life throws my way.
Indulgence: 100% unplugging.
Sleep position: Any sleep = good sleep.
Morning ritual: Early to rise.
Evening ritual: Early to bed.
Favorite Movie: Out of Africa.
Most admired trait: Honesty.
Dusk or Dawn: Dawn.
I Chill because: It makes me a more thoughtful, patient, creative and healthy person.
Co-Founder / Creative Director
Morning ritual: Maximum slowness.
Evening ritual: Maximum grooming.
Indulgence: Doing nothing.
Retreat: Into the woods or into my head.
Source of inspiration: Words, symmetry, my nieces.
Proudest moment: Getting out of bed.
Latest purchase: A slackline and sunscreen.
Life philosophy: Pay attention.
Morning ritual: Warm water with lemon. Shower. Meditate.
Indulgence: Dark chocolate.
Secret talent: Pool.
Proudest moment: Finding my calling to help others.
Latest purchase: Internet.
Most loved Chicago spot: Bridgeport.
I Chill because: If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be serving the universe as intended.
Indulgence: Wine and dark chocolate.
Proudest moment: Navigating Kathmandu.
Food philosophy: French is best.
Love philosophy: Unconditional.
Most loved Chicago spot: Montrose Beaches bird sanctuary.
Coffee or tea?: Both.
I Chill because: So I can fully absorb my experience.
Retreat: Northwoods of Wisconsin.
Secret talent: Pop culture trivia knowledge.
Love philosophy: It’s a verb!
Most loved Chicago spot: Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool.
Zodiac sign: Taurus Sun, Capricorn Ascendant.
I Chill because: It helps me meet my day as it comes.
Morning ritual: Coffee.
Retreat: Meditation cushion and yoga mat — at home or somewhere out in the world.
Proudest moment: Any time I take a risk or move through fear. It’s always worth it.
Secret talent: Ambidextrousness.
Life philosophy: Be a traveler, even when you’re not traveling.
Favorite El stop: Belmont.
Indulgence: Dark Chocolate.
Secret talent: Tap dancing.
Most loved Chicago spot: Anywhere along the lakefront.
Coffee or tea?: Tea.
Ocean or lake?: Both.
I Chill because: I was born chill.
Morning ritual: Breath exercises before breakfast.
Indulgence: A good espresso drink.
Latest purchase: “Color the Classics” from The Art Institute of Chicago.
Favorite movie: Pink Panther.
Most admired character trait: Calm.
Most loved Chicago spot: Overlooking the lake at Fullerton.
I Chill because: It helps me see the beauty in life.
Morning ritual: Make a cup of tea. Meditate. Visualize my day. Read the news.
Secret talent: I actually know how many licks it takes to reach the center of a tootsie pop.
Favorite season: Back to school season at Target.
Favorite El stop: 18th Street on the Pink line.
Dusk or Dawn?: I don’t like binaries.
Coffee or tea: All of it.
I Chill because: It is the only true reality I know.
Indulgence: Chocolate (I'm into the dark stuff).
Source of inspiration: My friends.
Proudest moment: Completing my first Chicago Marathon.
Food philosophy: Go big or go home.
Life philosophy: What we imagine, we create.
Love philosophy: If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
Most admired character trait: Loyalty.
I Chill because: Being mindful is sexy.
Susan Lipshutz, LCSW
Meditation Advisor + Instructor
Morning ritual: Greeting the day with gratitude.
Proudest moment: Raising two empowered beautiful daughters.
Secret talent: I can bake a pretty decent apple pie.
Most loved Chicago spot: The trail from Belmont Harbor to Oak Street Beach.
Coffee or tea: First one then the other.
I Chill because: It’s good for me!
Tak-Seng Lodrö, Psy.D.
Meditation Advisor + Instructor