“I’m the first person to admit that I’m a workaholic. When running a start-up and hopping between video meetings, emails, texts, photo shoots to more emails, it can sometimes feel like I fall into this incessant, internet-driven work cycle. Picking an activity that makes you disconnect and be more present can be very grounding at the end of a chaotic day.  To force myself to put down the phone, I commit to making dinner for my boyfriend and myself every evening. I never follow a recipe, so the freedom of getting my hands dirty and flexing different creative muscles puts my focus in the present. It sounds simple, but it has brought me much more peace and happiness.”

–Minali Chatani, co-founder of pet lifestyle brand Wild One who was named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list for 2019

By Christina DesMarais Contributor, Inc.com@salubriousdish