Ep. 59: Life after the tough stuff (trauma and loss) with Ashley Lemieux of The Shine Project

Awesome With Alison EP: 59

The reality of life is that either you, or someone you know is currently living though a trauma or loss. Whether it’s a phone call that someone you love has cancer, the death of a loved one, a divorce, a betrayal, the loss of a job, a physical injury…the LIST GOES ON…what do you do? What does life look like the week after, six months after, a year after? How do you help someone who is experiencing this, or how do you help yourself?


Ashley Lemieux of The Shine Project opens up and shares her incredible insight and strength after experiencing what she refers to as her ultimate loss. We focus on what the details of her loss and trauma—and specifically her grief and healing process—looked like directly after, eight months after and now a year and half after losing her children in an unexpected and heart-breaking way. Ashley shares an unbelievable wealth of resources, tools, and lessons that’s she has learned through her experience. And shares them in such a profound and beautiful way so that anyone can relate.


This is an incredibly important episode, filled with stories, specific ideas and words that I know will help heal and guide anyone who is suffering right now–or anyone who wants to help others. It is an honor to be able to share Ashley and her beautiful story—and I know you’ll feel empowered, inspired and comforted after listening.



Eric takes us out with “Just Over Those Hills” from the Triumph collection at pleasantpictures.club


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Awesome things we referenced in this episode:

You can find Ashley on Instagram and her website. Let her know on her most recent post how her story helped you!

Awesome with Alison Ep. 46: What’s a “new normal”? And tips for adjusting to it!

Product Ashley (and Alison) are obsessed with: Madewell jeans


Ashley and her daughter’s PUMP up song:

Roar by Katy Perry


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OUR LIVE PODCAST TOUR coming to Provo (sold out), Phoenix (sold out), Los Angeles, San Francisco, AND Seattle (sold out)!!! The focus of each of the shows is Getting Clear About the Direction of Your Life thanks to our sponsors Alaska Airlines! We want your life and awesome to take off! There will be an open discussion with the audience, in flight snacks and drinks, and an interactive discussion with our guests who have taken direction of their lives!
Our special guests in Provo will be Susan Peterson of Freshly Picked and Kevin Auernig of Sodalicious!
You’re going to earn your wings, boogie down, and keep your tray tables up as we have Ashley and Mike LeMieux of The Shine Project in Phoenix!
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In San Francisco we’re going to be talking about going after your dreams PLANE and simple and we’ve got treats, truth, and zero turbulence with a live Q&A with sisters and special guests, Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day & Color Factory and Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom & ALT Summit!
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