Articles by Ashleigh James

My Relationship with Men

by Ashleigh James / Aug 26, 2017 / Comments

Seeing this was like a slap in the face. It wasn't pretty, being aware of my darker aspects, the parts that I rejected. Yet this awareness allows me to see reflections of myself in other people, shining a light on where I need to grow... If I choose the responsibility to do so.

My Heart Is With Thailand

by Ashleigh James / Jul 18, 2016 / Comments

I had a gut feeling, a hunch... something big was going to happen in my life on June 20th.

Why I Gave Up Men For A Year.

by Ashleigh James / Sep 06, 2015 / Comments

I'm not interested in a connection for the sake of it. But eventually, I'd like a partnership. Someone who's core values run along side mine so we can co-create something beautiful together.

My Spiritual Awakening

by Ashleigh James / Aug 03, 2015 / Comments

I tried to take it all in my stride but I was panicking inside. "Why was this happening to me?" "Am I crazy?" "I just want to be 'normal'."

Following the Yellow Brick Road

by Ashleigh James / Jun 12, 2015 / Comments

I felt as though I was just going through the motions. Why was there still a hole in my life? I figured that the answer I was looking for came down to this; "Who was I and what did I truly want in life?"

Dealing With Depression

by Ashleigh James / May 22, 2015 / Comments

Recently I've not felt myself. Some days I've struggled to get out of bed and others I've felt so alive that my body vibrates with energy. Up and down on an emotional roller coaster that I can't seem to get off... I've been depressed.

My Mum... My Sunshine.

by Ashleigh James / May 06, 2015 / Comments

From sitting in the bath and having her explain my questions around sex at a young age, to telling me about hers and my Dad's divorce. From encouraging me to feel comfortable in my own skin, to coming to the rescue when I was in trouble. She was always there when I needed her.

How Appearance Can Affect Your Self Worth

by Ashleigh James / Apr 23, 2015 / Comments

I feel like as a woman, we rely so much on our looks that we don't realize it's our smarts and independence that are actually more attractive. And I believe that is due to a mixture between a socially created stereotype and from having little self worth.

My low self esteem comes from being an ugly duckling as a child. I wanted so badly to be one of the popular girls at first school but I didn't seem to fit in (sucked at gymnastics) and was sometimes mistaken for a boy.

Expressing Your Emotions

by Ashleigh James / Mar 16, 2015 / Comments

As I write this I am at a challenging point in my life. I'm finally learning about my true self, having more self-belief and finding my voice, however it does not come easy. For this you have to pay a price and personal development is hard.

Table For One Please

by Ashleigh James / Mar 14, 2015 / Comments

For the first time in 27 years I can honestly say that I enjoy my own company. Even though I've always been an independent and fairly confident young woman, I can admit to being a serial monogamist.

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Ashleigh has a strong background in business development, therapies and education within the health and wellness industry. She has been fortunate to work in the UK, Bermuda and Canada.

These fantastic opportunities have helped develop who she is, yet made her question what she wanted in her life. She considers this 'looking within' to be a catalyst for her awakening.

On her journey, she is working on herself by identifying insecurities and issues, particularly around self-worth, and learning to change her response to them.
She believes that this process raises her consciousness as she sheds old programming and belief systems.

Ashleigh feels this continuous personal evolution is part of the global shift in human consciousness.

She'd like to connect with anyone who feels this change and understands the potential we hold to help create a new reality.

Ashleigh is also the Owner/Editor of GEM Magazine.