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Dear Me... Love, Me: How to Love Yourself FIRST

  • Party Room at 1 West Superior 1 West Superior Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)

We are so excited to see everyone on the 19th!! This is a SOLD OUT event, so if you find out you can no longer make it please let us know! If you would like to join the waitlist, please email [email protected] and we will let you know before the event if we have space! 

Come discover and discuss the importance of self love as a young professional Jewish woman. Enjoy a lovely dinner of salads and smoothies while we learn from a [email protected] panel of women, who have dedicated their lives to helping others on their self care journey. Our panel will include: Kacie Diamond, Marcy Fischgrund, Jamie Norris, Daryn Schwartz and Allie Werner. Check out their bios below and get excited to learn how to dedicate time and energy to loving yourself!

This event is $16 for members / $18 for non-members.

Our Speakers


Daryn Schwartz

Daryn is a Georgia girl, born and bred who moved to Chicago a little over six years ago with her job at the time. She spent 15+ years in advertising and marketing until she had the epiphany that she wasn’t doing what she was meant to be doing with her life. She had a great career that she developed over many years, but she knew there was more for her out there. She wanted to feel personally connected to what she was doing and needed to find what made her heart beat a little bit faster… a little over two years ago, during savasana in a yoga class in LA, this idea for a super soulful yoga studio washed over her. Daryn set out to create a unique and elevated yoga experience that helped people get out of their heads and into their souls. It was a long two plus years with many twists and turns, doubts and fears, but somehow, she managed to continue putting one foot in front of the other and opened The Space Between in River North in September.


Kacie Diamond

Kacie is the host and executive producer of Cold Sweat Podcast. What is "Cold Sweat"? Any active Chicagoan knows the feeling: Killing it in your favorite workout class du jour, only to then have to bundle up a coat over your dripping sweat and head out into a blizzard. Kacie knows the feeling all too well, considering herself a "studio-hopper," jumping from class to class and enjoying the ride. She loves the chatter before and after class, discussing new fitness trends and studios, which is how she came up with the idea of Cold Sweat Podcast. It's all about the fitness, health, and wellness scene in Chicago with the goal to bring together the conversations and questions floating around studio lobbies and give them a place to flourish. She has since expanded Cold Sweat to include curated events and promotions, establishing herself and her brand as a go-to resource in the Chicago fitness and wellness world.


Jamie Norris

Jamie fell in love with yoga in high school. She remembers leaving her first class feeling both humbled and empowered. She was drawn to the physical and mental challenges that yoga provided and was automatically hooked! She became curious about the magic behind the physical practice of yoga and obtained her 500-hour certification in Therapeutic Yoga. Following her certification, Jamie became an apprentice at Bare Feet Power Yoga, where she combined her knowledge of therapeutics with the power of flow.

The practice allows Jamie to explore herself and develop an awareness of how her physical, emotional, and energetic bodies interact with one another. This has helped Jamie to develop a foundation of the self and an appreciation of her body and its limits. She always encourages her students to try new things, tune in, and have fun with their yoga practice.


Marcy Fischgrund

Marcy Fischgrund is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in the treatment of trauma, addiction, depression, and anxiety related disorders. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2013, Marcy relocated to Chicago and thereafter obtained a master’s in counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she concentrated on marriage and family therapy and trauma-informed modalities. Currently, she works as a mental health outpatient clinician at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, providing psychotherapy to acute and marginalized populations. Additionally, she sees client's privately at CG therapies, where she helps people challenged by anxiety, relationship and communication difficulties, depression, addiction, trauma, and loss of identity and self-worth. For fun, Marcy likes to enjoy spending time with friends and family. Her dreams include traveling around the world.


Allie Werner

Allie attended undergrad at Indiana University where she studied dietetics and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. After college, she pursued a Master of Science degree and completed her dietetic internship at Loyola University Chicago. Currently, she works as a renal dietitian at Fresenius Kidney Care on the south side of Chicago where she educates and counsels patients on the proper diet for optimal health while on dialysis. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, trying new restaurants in the Chicago, and volunteering for Keshet, an organization for kids and adults with special needs!