A host of factors, developments, and dynamics have made most industries more competitive than ever. As a result so many of us wonder whether there is still such a thing as work-life balance. We reached out to the community to hear perspectives on finding the right balance.

Brent Hollingworth | Artist/Designer & Musician

Balancing work and life can be a challenge! Luckily I’m so passionate about what I do that I’m able to pour myself into art & design without feeling like days are melting away into work, but I tend to find myself realizing that it’s been weeks since the last time I took a weekend to be social. I think now that we’re getting towards a break in the clouds as far as the pandemic goes, it will be important for those of us who put our passions ahead of our social lives and often even our relationships, to take the time to be human again and nurture those bonds! Read more>>

Vanessa Lynn Rancourt | Vanessa Lynn Rancourt | Actress | Founder & Director at House of Actors

I believe that in order to find your work life balance, you first have to explore your extremities and that’s what your 20’s are for haha. I used to overwork myself, taking no days off thinking that was the ”work ethic” mindset one had to have in order to succeed. The truth is I still work just as much today but I’ve learn to nourish my energy while doing it. Read more>>

Ellie Javadi | Family Formation Attorney & Business Owner

Work life balance is a tricky term. I think if we get too caught up in trying to achieve equal amounts of anything in each day, we only set ourselves up for disappointment. I choose to view work life balance as a flexible, fluid, and always evolving. There were years in my career where work, friends, and exercise took up most of my time. Once I had children, the balance tipped in another direction and time for work and friends lessened and my focus was on my family. Read more>>

Natasha Marie | Writer | Professional Provocateur

Balance (noun) 1. a state of equilibrium or equipoise;
2. mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc. Balance (verb) 1. to have an equality or equivalence. Balance is an equal negotiation between two diametric things. We use the colloquialism ‘work-life balance’ to indicate a compromise between the personal and professional. What struck me as odd about the definition is how the professional and personal are considered oppositional. Read more>>