GEMMA △ SANDS
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WHO I AM

Hey, I'm Gemma.

Most days you'll find me working in my home office with our rescue hound at my feet - sipping on a big old mug of tea.  I believe in living in a seasonal, sustainable and heart-led way.

I also believe (know) that when we stop living how we think we are supposed to, slow down, and actually tune in to what we really want - we can create a life that is in alignment with what’s most important to us.

My vision? I'm here to help women step off the merry-go-round, rediscover and reconnect with who they are and cultivate simple practices to support their self-care. I’m also on a mission to inspire and empower others to live a more natural and sustainable lifestyle.

If we were meeting for a cuppa, I'd probably tell you what I'm growing in our veg garden, how essential oils have changed my life 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 in South Yorkshire with my man, 2 lovely step-teenagers and our rescue hound Florence.

 

HOW I GOT HERE

The story so far. 

7 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, depressed and burnt out.

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 toxic relationship, and packed up my apartment. I had no plan, just a deep inner knowing that there had to be a better way.

I was right.

It didn’t happen overnight, but slowly I began to rebuild my life around the things that I valued most. I stopped chasing the traditional definition of success and instead cultivated a slower pace of life. Somewhere along the journey, I began to rediscover and reconnect with who I am. I created space that allowed me to tap into my creativity and inner wisdom.

These days my life is centred around living in a slow, seasonal, sustainable and intentional way and supporting others to do the same.

 

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VALUES AND CORE DESIRED FEELINGS

This is my heart. 

 

 

01. 

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 all round.

02. 

human to human connection

Forget about 'likes' and numbers of followers. I'm all about building real, soulful connections - which means one of my favourite things to do is create opportunities for women to gather together and support one another.

03. 

ALIGNMENT, NOT HUSTLE

I'm tired of seeing bright, heart-centered and purpose-driven women struggling because they are burnt out and overwhelmed. Slowing down and simplifying can seem scary but when we do, things flow and we no longer have to wonder if we are really cut out for this world after all.

 

04.

TRUTH

I believe in showing up as you are in this moment. In sharing your experiences, tapping into the truth and the power of your story. Let’s say ‘no more’ to the filtered Instagram life and yes! to showing up as we truly are.

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 rebuild our approach
to life and work. Make your own rules, craft your own legacy.  

06. 

planet + people

Natural, sustainable living. Buh-bye toxic chemicals and hormone disrupters, hello mama nature’s goodness.

Conscious business that is good for everyone. Giving back. Designing a legacy that matters - because it matters.

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Connect

Want to say hello?

Email me at gemma@gemmasands.co.uk

 

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