By far the most common conversation we have with the folks we interview is about work-life balance. Starting a business or pursuing a creative career makes finding work life balance really tough because there is no clear start and end to one’s work day. We’ve shared some of our conversations on the topic below.

Dulce Maria Lopez | Hair Stylist & Photographer

A little over a year ago, I started cosmetology school. I enrolled to school knowing I had a full time job as well as my photography business. I knew it was going to be a bit of a scuffle to do it all at once, but I believed and I did. Starting out, the first few weeks of school, began to be really exhausting. Read more>

Jenelle Esparza | Conceptual Artist

The work/life balance is tricky in the arts because artists often have a full and/ or part-time job along side the art practice. And both are absolutely necessary to live, and one sustains the other. The balance is scheduling enough time for a meaningful studio practice while maintaining the day job. I’m sure everyone differs in how they balance them out. Read more>>

Laura Foulds | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Mindfulness Coach & Yoga Instructor

Over the last decade, I’ve learned to tell a new story about work/home balance by considering that we best manage our time by managing our energy. I have learned that when the focus is on tending to the energetics of the moment—when the integrity of the present moment becomes the single most important thing—time truly becomes irrelevant. Read more>>