Be gentle… with yourself, with others + with the planet.

I believe in being gentle and truly shining from within.  I speak to, write for and teach teen and tween girls that they are perfect, just as they are.  I support women to embrace their inner ‘youth mentor’ and create incredible youth programs and businesses they love.  And I do my best to live gently [from being vegan to living off the grid in a shipping container for a year]!


Mums, this is for your daughters.


Share your wisdom + support young women to shine.


Articles on eco-fashion, working gently, simplifying, natural beauty + more.

Current insights, tips & research about teens from the front line for parents, educators and mentors.

Amanda Rootsey, founder of teen holistic personal development school Shine From Within and coach to youth mentors all over the world, interviews experts about what’s going on for youth today.  From psychological insights to practical advice on how to hold a safe space for teens, it’s your short burst of inspiration and motivation amidst the crazy world of teens and tweens!


– Latest from the #livegently blog –

B-School review and affiliate bonus 2017

If you are thinking about doing B-School this year I’d love to support you, plain and simple. I’m not going to tell you that it will change your life and you’ll end up with a 6-figure business because of it (it surely won’t if you don’t do the work + hey, it’s not all about the money!). I’m not going to tell you that you need to do it. You don’t. I believe you have everything you need within. However, I will tell you that…

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A gentle approach to work

Last week I was very honoured to speak at Soulpreneurs Summer School, an inspiring few days with beautiful women all there to get clear on their purpose and shine their light in the world in 2017. I’ve never experienced anything like it. It was practical, potent business advice from some of the world’s best (e.g. Michael Maidens who’s a pioneer in the digital space, being responsible for the Food Matters free worldwide screening that reached millions and has since become common practice for many online launches) mixed with soul (full moon releasing ceremony on the beach, animal kin oracles and self-care strategies). I got to share a little about living and working gently…

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