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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ashley Lemieux. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ashley Lemieux, often where they are interviewed.

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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ashley Lemieux. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ashley Lemieux, often where they are interviewed.

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Daring to Shine Even in Life’s Darkest Moments with Ashley LeMieux - 101

Do It Scared® with Ruth Soukup
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As a mom, not much could be worse than having your kids ripped away from you. Ashley LeMieux, founder of The Shine Project, had to endure exactly that, and still finds a way to let her light shine and do good in the world.

Mar 16 2020



Episode 207: Ashley LeMieux | Finding Healing After Trauma

Surviving Sarah
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Ashley LeMieux joins me around the table today. She has made a career out of helping others reignite the light within them. As founder and CEO of The Shine Project, she launched both a movement and a company that empowers women in myriad ways, including teaching first-generation college students how to produce handmade products that they can then sell as employees of The Shine Project.    We talk about how when she was only a college student she saw a problem facing some youth and she worked to solve that problem. We also talk about her first book, Born To Shine. With that, she talks about walking through a hard, dark time in life where they faced a contested adoption and ultimately lost the kids. Life didn’t end with a pretty bow on top. And then we unearth some beautiful conversation about what it looks like to show up in the biggest fight of your life and what you need to show up with. We all love hearing stories about miracles, but what if your miracle doesn’t come? If you can relate to that, you’ll love this episode.   Check out bonus content from David Thomas & Sissy Goff from Raising Boys & Girls along with deleted content from today's episode over on Patreon.   Connect with Sarah: Website | Instagram

Jan 21 2020



Born to Shine Even in Life’s Darkest Moments w/ Ashley LeMieux & Sister Jenna

America Meditating Radio Show w/ Sister Jenna
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Ashley LeMieux is an author, sought-after public speaker, and wildly successful lifestyle influencer. She's the founder of the online community The Shine Project, where she is a cheerleader for women and creates resources and tools that have ignited a path of clarity and fulfillment for hundreds of thousands of women around the world.

Through her fashion and lifestyle brand, Shop Ashley LeMieux, she empowers "Women Who Do" to show up confidently and courageously to their lives. She believes that you can turn your pain into your power.

Her new book is entitled, Born to Shine: Practical Tools to Help You SHINE, Even in Life’s Darkest Moments. Visit &

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Jan 01 2020



Episode #229: Creating a Business with Impact with Ashley LeMieux, author, speaker, and entrepreneur

Boutique Chat
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Ashley LeMieux, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, joins us for Creating a Business with Impact. Ashley always had a dream of becoming a writer, but also the longing to help others. She gives us her back story on how the Shine Project came to be and all the lives it’s been able to impact. Not only that, but Ashley let’s us know how dealing with pain doesn't have to bring us down, but teach us how to live our life to the fullest. This story will pull at your heart strings and keep you inspired to do more and be more than you once thought.

Oct 15 2019



433: Decide it’s your time to shine with Ashley LeMieux

Earn Your Happy
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In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Chris and Lori’s Become Aligned course
  • Lindsey Schwartz and Lori’s 5-day immersive workshop on how to run profitable events, retreats or masterminds
  • How Ashley turned the trauma of losing her kids into power
  • The difference between pain and suffering
  • Trusting the process of life
  • Clarity mapping
  • Ashley’s book, Born To Shine


Show Notes:

Six years ago Ashley LeMieux and her husband got a phone call asking them to become parents of a six-year-old and a four-year-old. They weren’t looking to adopt or foster at the time, but they said yes, and their life became all about their new family. During the final stages of the adoption process they experienced an unexpected contested adoption, which meant that they spent over a year and a half in court fighting to keep their family together. In the end the kids were taken from them with 12 hours notice and Ashley and her husband were not even allowed to tell the kids they weren’t coming home. Ashley says the past two years have been filled with her trying to figure out how to find a life again after it was all taken away. She felt buried by pain for so long she couldn’t work out how to move forward, but her journey through that has ignited everything she’s doing now. To begin she started a morning routine that added purpose back into her day. She wanted to write a book about her experiences and, after 30 different publishers said no, she figured out that no-one else’s opinion mattered and did it anyway. Her book, Born To Shine, shares stories, lessons, and practical tools to help women shine despite the darkness, to press forward one day at a time even when there is no end in sight, and to turn their most painful moments into their greatest teachers and signposts to true, deep, unassailable joy.

Question Highlights:

  • How do you find closure when you couldn’t say goodbye to your kids?
  • Was writing your book therapeutic?
  • What should people do when they can’t see a way out of suffering?
  • How can we believe in the significance of our story? 
  • How do we bring divine ideas to life and have faith in them even when they've lost their excitement?

Guest Bio:

Ashley LeMieux is an author, sought-after public speaker, and wildly successful lifestyle influencer. She's the founder of the online community, The Shine Project, where she creates resources and tools that have ignited a path of clarity and fulfillment for hundreds of thousands of women around the world. Through her fashion and lifestyle brand, Shop Ashley LeMieux, she empowers "Women Who Do" to show up confidently and courageously to their lives. She believes that you can turn your pain into your power.

Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

Oct 14 2019

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Super excited to welcome Ashley LeMieux to Thriving Beyond Belief this week!

3 Steps to Turn Your Life Right Side Up by Mike LeMieux

On April 22, 2013, my wife Ashley and I (pictured above) became parents over night to a 4 and 6 year old.

Up to that point we’d never thought about having kids.

We were asked to raise them and felt like it was the right thing to do —so we did.

We picked them up and brought them home to our house — I was now a dad.

A few years into everything, we wanted to make things more permanent and stable for the kids so we filed to adopt them.

It was unexpectedly and heavily contested.

We fought for them in a very heated legal battle for a year and a half.

We spent a large sum of money on attorney’s fees, attended a dozen court hearings, were deposed, and were drained of every ounce of mental and spiritual energy we had.

After 4 years of being a dad, my time was over.

Our kids went back to live with their biological family.

My wife and I and our families were devastated.

I stopped caring about life.

Nothing mattered to me anymore — work, what I ate, etc. I didn’t care.

For months, I cried every day because I missed them so much.

But several months ago something changed in me.

I realized what was happening to me and wanted to MAKE A CHANGE in my life.

I knew I needed to let myself grieve, but I was sick and tired of not being happy anymore.

I decided to live intentionally, every day.

I decided to work on things that filled me up.

I decided to surround myself with people who are happy.

I DECIDED to take my life back.


Set Intentions For The Day, Every Day

Fill out a planner, write on a white board, create a Google calendar… whatever you need to do in order to stay on track with what you want to do.

When you write down what you want to do each day, you’re more likely to do it.

If you don’t write anything down, you’re not going to do anything you want. You’ll do what everyone else wants you to do.

You’ll be tossed to and fro like a bobber in the water

You’ll be aimless and tired all the time, “working”, but not getting anything done.

Start your day by writing out, physically or digitally, your intentions for the day and stick to them until your day is done!


Let Yourself Feel Different Emotions

After we’d lost our kids, I had so many emotions, as you can imagine.

Most of them were anger, grief and sadness. Sometimes I felt despair and loneliness.

When I felt these types of emotions, I wanted to shove them out as fast as possible. They made me feel very uncomfortable.

I realized the more I tried to bury those emotions, the more they resurfaced and the worse I got.

I decided to let myself feel the emotions and just let things happen as they would.

When I did this, miraculous things started happening;

  • I could feel myself heal, literally.
  • I could feel happiness again.
  • I could feel hope.

By letting myself just be, I was myself again.

Not my old self, but my new self. It felt good.


Take things one minute at a time

The pictures you see above are the last things we did inside of the home we lived in when we lost the kids.

The house was empty, new people would be moving in a couple days later and we would be moving to the other side of the country to Nashville, Tennessee.

I had felt so overwhelmed by the emotions I’d been having, I didn’t know how to take things even one day at a time.

I started focusing on each minute at a time.

I started recognizing things I still had in my life that brought me joy;

  • My wife.
  • My family and in-laws.
  • My dog.
  • My work.

I’d think about how helpful it would be to be able to sell what we owned and move to Nashville to “start fresh”.

I’d think about these things, one at a time, until I started to feel happy.

When I paid attention to what I had in my life that made me happy, I was happy.

If I did the opposite and focused ONLY on the difficult things, I was miserable.

My mind frame changed and my life started becoming mine again.

I was making choices about how I wanted to live and I was empowering myself.

Day after day of practicing these three habits has allowed me to go from devastated to determined.

When we stop thinking “We are the product of the things that happen to us” and switch our frame of mind to “I get to decide how I live my life and react to what happens to me”, our lives are fixed and we truly thrive

Oct 02 2019



How To Shine In Life's Darkest Seasons [Ashley Lemieux]

Unlock Your Freedom with Kiera Miller
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“I remember looking at myself in the mirror one day and the person who was staring back at me looked so unrecognizable. The life was sucked out of me. So I told my husband I had to figure out how to SHINE even in the darkest moments of my life.”

Ashley Lemieux - founder of The Shine Project, author of Born To Shine, and speaker shares how she lost so much of her identity + her voice, and became lifeless after losing her adopted children, but as she began to rise up and speak her truth, she unlocked her freedom.

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Sep 30 2019



Ep: 024 - Five Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day To Pick Yourself Up and Move Forward with Ashley Lemieux

Turned On Podcast
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  • Finding the light and learning to shine when you feel like the life has been sucked out of you
  • Ashley talks about losing the children she and her husband were guardian of for four years
  • Trying to outrun or avoid your pain. How can we bare a heartache we think no human can live through? 
  • It is OK to not be Ok. Allowing the emotion to just be and then deciding what to put back in to the emptiness
  • The FIVE questions to ask yourself every morning when you get out of bed.
  • What is your intention for the day?
  • Letting go. Sometimes you have to let go of the past before you can pick up and move forward.
  • Healing yourself by blessing others. How doing something for somebody else is a great way breathe again. 
  • Why am I worthy? Shedding the layers and labels we identify ourselves by. Taking those off.
  • We're all perfectly imperfect and capable of making an impact on the world if we address our humanness.  
  • How are you showing up? Making a commitment to do the things that need to be done on a day to day basis.
  • Creating good habits to thrive in your life and make the good habits a natural part of your everyday focus.
  • Healing ins't one moment, its movement. Just keep moving.
  • We all need a shot of courage. Your story is not yet over. You are born to shine.

Sep 10 2019



Ashley Lemieux - How to Rise Above and Shine in the Darkness

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This week Jaci & Chelsey talk about rising above your trials with Ashley Lemieux. Ashley is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. Ashley originally started the Shine Project to employ and help inner city youth and now it has turned into a community for women to feel empowered. Ashley shares her story of losing her kids and the grief that follows. They also discuss the difference between pain and suffering and something Ashley likes to call the “club of life”. @ashleyklemieux @theshineproject







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Sep 03 2019



Ep #02: Finding Joy Through Pain with Ashley LeMieux

Living Fully with Mallory Ervin
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A lot of people don’t want to talk about the dark times, but in order to live in the light and live a full life, you have to face unpleasant things sometimes. Learning from and finding ways to move forward from hard times is often what shapes us and allows us to move into a greater space of purpose. Ashley LeMieux is my good friend, as well as a speaker, author, and thought leader who has faced some super dark times and has an inspiring story and message to share with the world.

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Jul 01 2019