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 all over the world to embrace their inner ‘youth mentor’ and create incredible youth programs and businesses they love.  And I do my best to live and work gently [from being vegan to living off the grid in a shipping container one year]!  Let’s have some fun together….


Mums, this is for your daughters.


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A 10-month experience to support you to ditch the hustle and find your flow… starts March 1st.

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!


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