A Creative Work+Life Balance Experiment

Work + Goals

Things that increase productivity and bring us closer to realizing our dreams.

Play + Learn

Things that nurture our inner artist and make us grow as a person.

Self + Care

Things that renew our energy and give us inner peace.

Love + Support

Things that improve our relationships with others.

Alex Benkast

artist, Author, Sociologist + organizational specialist

From self-care rituals to creative, step-by-step challenges, join Alex on a journey to a bolder, more balanced life.

New posts every Sunday.


Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way

Julia is an award-winning artist who helps others recover their creativity so they can realize their creative dreams.

Aileen Xu


Aileen is an artist who inspires others to become their best self and create their dream life.

Lilly Singh

How to be a Bawse

Lilly is a comedian who reminds us that there are no shortcuts to success and encourages women to build each other up.

Lynn Turner


Lynn is a writer who inspires others with her inclusive stories that explore what it means to be imperfectly human.

Cassandra Aarssen

Real-Life Organizing

Cassandra is an organization specialist who helps others understand their unique organizing style.

Sadia Badiei

Pick Up Limes

Sadia is a dietitian who inspires others to live a simple, vibrant and balanced life fueled by whole foods.


The Whole + Happy Life

Ria is a holistic nutritionist who inspires others to live a healthy and positive life with simple, realistic changes.

Thomas Lickona

How to Raise Kind Kids

Thomas is a psychologist and educator who teaches others how to foster moral values and character development.

Gundi Gabrielle

Sassy Zen Girl

Gundi is an author and entrepreneur who helps others turn their passion into a thriving business.

A weekly blog for a bolder, more balanced life.

Feel free to follow the experiment from beginning to end or pick one of the four categories above.

Each blog post contains small steps you can take each day to restore your inner peace and achieve more balance in your life.

This is for everyone who is ready to dig for the root causes rather than applying band-aid solutions.