The Coronavirus has given many us an opportunity to pause and think about life, our purpose, and even the right work life balance. What’s your perspective and has it changed over time?

Phoenix Rose | MakeUp And Hair Artist, Beauty Coach & Entrepreneur

For starters, the definition of balance has changed for me over the years. I used to think that balance meant 50/50. However, a day or even a week split perfectly down the middle with work on one side and personal on the other is next to impossible to achieve, even more so when you own your own business. So, I started to look at it in terms of fulfillment. Have I given myself what I need today/this week/this year? Have I given my business what it needs? Where am I lacking, and where can I afford to give more? Read more>>

Jessica Rooney | Yoga Instructor & Flight Attendant

Consciously creating balance in your life takes work. If you don’t know balance or anything close to it, you are taking a leap of faith to put in effort for an outcome you may not be familiar with. I’ll tell you now, it’s worth it. Keep going. My yoga practice has brought so much perspective to my life and constantly has me taking a step back to try to bring more balance to anything and everything I can. (Physically, mentally, and spiritually.) Both professionally and personally as well. Read more>>

Marianne Miller | Eating Disorder Therapist and Binge Eating Educator

I was a full-time professor for 12 years before beginning my full-time private practice in 2018. There are a lot of pressures in academia, and the demands are staggering. When I was a junior, assistant professor, I would often work on weekends and long into the night. I would answer emails at all hours and teach many extra classes in the summer. Then I became extremely burnt out. After thinking long and hard about it, I decided to set multiple firm boundaries to protect my personal time and my sanity: Read more>>

Nora Sophia | Founder of Harmony

I am an organizational fiend. I love containers and I especially love containers custom made to fit specific things, the challenge is these containers only fit specific things…I realized long ago I was trying to live life like this, too. I wanted life to fit neatly into my day. In the West, we are taught to segment our lives. We have our work life and our home life. We view work as a place we go to make a living and earn a wage. We view away from work as our pleasure centers. Not only did this perspective make me miserable, it made me view myself as having two different identities. Read more>>

Maylynne Rayos | Associate Director of Talent Acquisition & Certified Fitness Instructor

I have always been the type of person who worked, and worked too hard, in my opinion. On top of always having a full-time job, I also had contract work or side gigs. At one point, I was on five different company payrolls! When COVID hit, I was forced to slow down and I had time to reflect on what I really wanted to invest my time in, and it wasn’t work — at least not work that I didn’t enjoy. A majority of why I worked so many jobs was to make more money, but I found it to be less and less of a motivating factor, as money certainly wasn’t making me any happier. Rather, I was spending so much time doing unenjoyable work, and less time doing the things that really mattered to me — spending time with my friends and family, and pursuing passion projects. Read more>>