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?

Renae Fieck | Rising Moms Coach & Occupational Therapist

Work-life balance is a myth. That’s what people used to tell me when I became a mom and returned to work. For a long time I strived to find that perfect spot that would bring my sanity. There were so many things that I highly valued and couldn’t let any of the balls drop. I used to feel like I was running a million things in my life and not doing any of them well. Then I was introduced to the concept of rhythm, in particular, aligning with my body’s natural rhythms. As women, we don’t have the same body chemistry, energy, focus, or connection day to day. When we align with those rhythms, it allows us to maximize our energy and productivity when we benefit from it the most. As well as high productivity weeks, we also have weeks with the focus on rest, restoration, and rejuvenation. Read more>>

Sahid Perez | Business owner of and & Pro Surfer

I call it the ART of BALANCE, a very important piece of the formula to a healthy lifestyle. Ever since a child, the word BALANCE resonated with me, and ever since, I’ve been in the process to master it. I classify Balance in 3 stages: 1. Emotional balance. 2. Fisical balance. 3. Life balance. The different stages of balance have changed for me over time as I want to believe that I’m getting older and wiser. I consider Emotional Balance the most important stage as it dictates how you FEEL. Balancing between life with two precious kids Noa 4 and Luca 2, and my businesses Sahid Perez Media and Across Caribe Tours can be challenging at times but I learned to balance it all, have to say that Emotional balance has been the key to having all other aspects of my life balanced. Read more>>

Mike Stobbe | Tattooer

Well, initially it was like a “regular job” in that I would come in and work all day or as much of it as I could fill up with work, and come home around 9:00 pm. to a pizza and a room full of drinks and friends. I didn’t have a single relationship or someone waiting for me to come home, so I was able to focus on and spend time at my work. Eventually I had someone in my life that wanted more of my time and I obliged. I stopped working on the weekends so I could spend more time with my girlfriend who worked a regular square 9-5 job and had weekends off. Fast forward 30 years and now I have a child who needs my time as well as a wife that also requires more of me, so I try to “work less and live more”. I’m lucky in that I do something pretty well, that not a lot of people can do. Read more>>