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?

Kirsten Lowe-Rebel | Artist

I’m not sure if I’d suggest this for everyone, but at this junction (after 7 years as a Pittsburgh based business) a literal separation of the two has open my mind immensely! I have hired on a studio manager to run my day to day operations back home and will return once a quarter for my most important in-person shows and book appointments, but mostly to keep up with family and friends. I moved to the Los Feliz neighborhood of LA in July 2021 with my partner which has allowed me some serious freedom to think differently, Read more>>

Madison Malad | Designer, Stylist and Vintage Curator

For me, the shift of balancing life and work under one roof often felt impossible, frustrating and super limiting. So, instead of this idea of work/ life balance, I like to focus on the term: integration. Integration to me is the act of combining one thing with another so that they can become a whole. It focuses more on inter-twining and weaving together the many parts of myself. I have come to realize that “balance” isn’t actually achievable regardless of where your work takes place. Read more>>

Ana Lucia Estrada | Beach Financial Group Director of Operations and Owner of LEZR Jewelry

This is one of the areas that consistently requires revision and is often being modified in my life. At the beginning of my journey with Beach Financial Group, I would work long hour days that rolled over to nights. I frequently was hooked to my laptop researching how to grow the agency, working on marketing material, and strategizing at night. At this time, I was not aware of work life balance nor did it ever cross my mind. My priority was to grow and succeed, there was no time for rest. Read more>>