GEMMA △ SANDS
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WHO I AM

Hey, I'm Gemma.

Most days you'll find me in jeans and a cosy jumper, working in my little home studio with one of our rescue hounds at my feet - sipping on a big old mug of green tea.  I believe in living life on-purpose, wild adventures, following your heart and creating with intention. 

I also believe that we've overcomplicated things and I'm on a personal mission to get back to basics, live in-tune with seasons and celebrate the magic of the ordinary. 

My vision? I'm here to help women tune out the noise, reconnect with their authentic self and create a life that feels aligned, vibrant and lit up. If we were meeting for a cuppa, I'd probably tell you how much I love the women I partner with, how walks in nature are my soul meditation, and where I'm planning on travelling to next with my love, Greg. I thrive on deep, soulful and authentic connection. 

I live in a village just outside of Sheffield, UK. I'm a stepmum, INFJ, green juice lover and prolific journal keeper. I dream of a house by the sea. 

 

HOW I GOT HERE

The story so far. 

6 years ago, I found myself about to embark on a new step in my corporate career, in a new country. I should have been excited, but I wasn't. I was terrified and depressed.

That's when it hit me...

I was never going to be happy because I was living out someone else's version of my life. 

So, a week before I was to board the plane to a new life in the Middle East, I quit my job, ended my relationship, and packed up my apartment. I had no plan, just a burning desire to find out who I was at my core, and faith that there had to be a better way. And it turns out, I was right.

Fast forward to now and I'm carving my own path. I build community through events, workshops and online experiences. I mentor women to rewrite their own story and I partner with conscious brands and small businesses to help them tell their story, honestly and effectively.

Above all, I spend my time doing what I love - writing, creating, cooking, and spending time with family. 

 

 

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VALUES AND CORE DESIRED FEELINGS

This is my heart. 

 

 

01. 

choose collaboration over competition

When we rise, we lift others with us. I refuse to subscribe to the lack mentality that there isn't enough to go around. The more of us creating our own story leads to greater healing. I believe in supporting other women and business owners so that they can find their own path to success. 

02. 

community and connection

Forget about 'likes' and numbers of followers. I'm all about building real, soulful connections. Social media can be a great tool when it comes to connecting with those who share your values, but I'm passionate in creating experiences that foster community. Why? Because community has the power to transform. 

03. 

healing the planet

Mama nature gives us so many gifts, and it's our responsibility to give back. I'm on a personal mission to consume less, clean up our lifestyle and minimise our impact on this planet. I've also actively designed my business to be a healing force for this planet and it's people, and I only collaborate with brands who support that mission. 

10% of all profits I make are donated to organisations who are working to preserve our planet.  

04.

Honesty

I'm so over the shiny, curated Instagram feeds that gloss over the reality of life. This existence is messy and beautiful and I believe in being honest about my experience. I work with brands and businesses to help them own and share their authentic story and I mentor women to get in alignment with what is true for them. 

05. 

heart-led living

I believe that we can feel more connected, joyful, and fulfilled when we live on-purpose and with intention. We are being called to ditch the  traditional paths to "happiness" and "success" and rebuilds our approach
to possessions, relationships and work. Make your own rules, craft your own legacy.

06. 

simplify

I believe that we have overcomplicated things, and as a result we are left with stress, overwhelm, anxiety and self-doubt. I'm all about consuming less, seasonal living, releasing expectation and celebrating the magic of the ordinary and the everyday. I'm on a personal mission to slow down, redefine 'success' and cultivate simple and beautiful moments. 

 

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Want to say hello? Email me at gemma@gemmasands.co.uk

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