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?

Mike Bowen Johncie Thomson | Co Founders & Operators of Mythic Goat Coffee

I think at one point I had this idea in my mind of binary work life balance. Working or the weekend. On shift or off shift. Heals or slippers. Then the pandemic shook the industries in which Mike and I were both successful, and everything changed. Balance took on a new meaning for us. Being fluid and flexible as employees/business owners became the skill of personal balance, and I needed some of that. Desperately. Read more>>

Hillaree Durso | Senior Director of Content and Marketing

I use to think there was an equal balance between my personal life and my professional life but recently have discovered my time is never truly split equally. This may be an unpopular opinion but I do not believe that there is such a thing as a 50./50 work-life balance. I believe it’s important to be present and to show up and give 110% in family, in work, and in life in general. When you are with your family, be fully present, when you are working with your team on a project, be fully present. Make time for what’s important to you. I work for a marketing agency that leads its core values with “Family First”. This doesn’t mean just our team being a “work family” it means exactly what it says, family first. It means prioritizing time with your loved ones. Life is not an equal balance, just show up and be present in everything you do. Read more>>

Jack Litwak | Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal defense work can often be grueling. We spend so much time battling against the government, battling with judges, battling against injustice, and fighting to protect the lives and constitutional rights of our clients, that it can take a toll mentally. It is extremely important to take the time to decompress, no matter what field you are in, but especially if you work in the criminal defense field. Take the time to reset mentally so you can continue the fight with the same passion, aggressiveness, and determination, for each and every client. Read more>>

Nicole Salisbury | Owner

Initially when I opened Modern Yoga, work life balance did not exist. The most import part of establishing a good balance is creating a great team around you and treating them well. I have had the same manager for the past 5 years and could not run my yoga studio without her. Read more>>

Amelia Tran | Always up for an adventure

I used to say “Yes” to an obscene amount of requests during the early days of my career in Digital Marketing and while I was doing great with work, I lost valuable time when it came to trying to fit in the other also important roles in life as a non-profit lead, a friend, a daughter, a cousin, a partner. I didn’t want to look back in life and see myself working, and not living to my fullest potential. Something had to change. My mindset needed to change. Read more>>