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.

Jori Jackson | Actress, Teaching and Creative Artist.

Work life balance has played a major role in my life for quite some time now. I’m glad to say that it didn’t take the world shutting down for that to happen! I’d say for the past 5 years or so now whenever my body is telling to chill out that’s exactly what I do. Being STILL is a great MOVE. I don’t have to do every show or project. It’s great because when I allow myself to rest up I am ready to go and fully put my all into something. It’s the best because whenever I allow myself to be still, something worthwhile also presents itself. It’s always something that speaks directly to me, aligns with my artistic interest. Read more>>

Denise Gilmore-McPherson | Co-Founder, SimplyBetterCo, LLP

The journey to finding balance in life hasn’t always been easy for Denise Gilmore-McPherson, Co-Founder of SimplyBetterCo, LLP. “I think it was about five years ago when I was hit with several bouts of anxiety. I wasn’t someone who had actually felt anxiety in my body prior to that year so it caught my attention rather abruptly. At the time I was working full-time advancing in my marketing career and I was involved in a handful of projects and small businesses on the side. Read more>>

Khaddafi Gibson | Eyelash extensions Specialist, Semi-Make up Artist. Owner of Elegant Queen Lashes Brows & Beauty

Since I have made the decision to go Full Time! My work life balance has made my life more fulfilling! I have Preteens who are inspired to be active and involved in sports this has allowed me to me more hands on and involved as well with real work life balance. I’m able to take them to school etc. it’s important for me to not only allow them to follow their desires but to be involved and present as well! Read more>>