Monday Mantra 11.1.2015

 This week is: 'Back to Reality'

Happy New Year my friend, I hope the new year is treating you well and you are off on the right foot.

It's back to reality for me, back to work, setting intentions, working around family commitments and looking after ME.

One of my intentions for 2015 is to focus more on 'MIss Ashlee' and up the anti. So as of next Monday, I will be including a video with my 'Monday Mantra' I was also thinking of changing it to a 'Newsletter', what do you think? reply to this email if you have a preference.

I also look forward to connecting with you more, and proving tips and resources that are not only inspirational but motivational too.

I am SO excited for 2015, I hope you are too.

I still have a few openings available for 1:1 'Coaching' so if you are really interested in upping the anti on your intentions for 2015, I can help. My special is running until January 31st, 2105.

It consists of:

5 coaching sessions @ $325 that's $65.00 per session PLUS a (free Angel Card reading valued @ $25 after each session is included) together this is 50% off my regular price. 

Sending you all so much  LOVE, LIGHT & MIRACLES 
Miss Ashlee xx



Monday Mantra 10.11.14


This week is: 'Expect the Unexpected"

The past week has been an absolute whirlwind for me.
I made the decision to focus on finishing my book, and enter it into the 'Hay House' book publishing competition. I'd penciled in my diary for the next month the time I would spend just on my proposal and book!
I was also preparing to travel to Melbourne to attend Doreen Virtue's final live Certified 'Angel Card Reader' course. The only work I packed was my book proposal.
So off I went. The Angel Course was amazing, Doreen is amazing.
I was sitting in the audience, and we were asked to do a card reading for ourselves.
Doreen and Radleigh (her co-facilitator) asked did anyone have a reading they didn't quite understand. I put my hand up straight away, as did the majority of the room.
I looked up and the microphone-carrying guy made direct eye contact with me. I smiled. I got a nervous feeling in my stomach at the thought of being the one who got to talk. He run up the stairs and stood next to the row I was in.

Then he passed me the microphone.
I said ' My name is Ashlee Donohue and as an Aboriginal Woman I would like to pay my respect to the traditional owners who's lands we meet upon today. Pay respect to the Elders past and present and to everyone in this room who is working towards making a difference in the world.'
I then explained that I was a domestic violence educator and wrote a memoir about my own journey through DV. I then said my question for my reading was 'Will my book get published' the first two cards I understood, the third one threw me it was about being so busy I'd need to ask for help.
Doreen and Radleigh both agreed and said my book would be so successful I would be so busy that I'd need an assistant. I smiled and said thank you, in that case my reading is excellent!
Then Doreen started to speak about the importance of the domestic violence message; we started talking openly and honestly, just her and me. 
Then Doreen’s husband Michael started talking to ME about how he was a victim of 'Domestic Violence' in his previous marriage. I then spoke openly and honestly to both Michael and Doreen … Doing what I know I’ve been here to do and that is educate EVERYONE on the effects of DV.
The conversation finished with me stating that 'Violence is violence, and its everyone’s business I said as I always do, we all have the capacity to  'Do something NOT nothing' 
Just then I heard a voice from behind say 'we will publish your book', I spun around to look at where the voice was coming from, It was Leon the CEO of Hay House Australia. He looked me in my eyes and said 'I will publish your book!'.
I couldn't believe it, I was trembling, crying, laughing all at once. All I could say was 'thank you'. 
And just like that I got myself a book publishing deal with Hay House’s sister company Balboa Press.
I sat there for a good few minutes in shock … OMG what the hell just happened??????
Expect the unexpected my friends …. Expect the unexpected!

When we are aligned with our souls purpose, miracles happen … this is proof!

Wishing you all a fabulous week full of LOVE, LIGHT and MIRACLES.
Miss Ashlee xx



Monday Mantra 03.11.14


This week is: 'Fake it till you make it'

Yes my friends, if you are working towards something you truly desire, we must 'fake it till we make it', I don't mean by pretending we are something we are not! 

I mean that if we want to do or be something we have to act as if we already are it or have it. For example, my Life Coach asked me 'What do you really want Ashlee'  (yes I do have my own life coach … living by example) I answered  'a great Speaker and successful Coach' and she said well offer your services to a select few so that you can get the feeling of what it is like to be a great speaker and coach.

And guess what? Last Friday I was asked to speak and I did for free. And I have offered a few handpicked Women to be coached by me.

You see in order to manifest we must be able to feel the feeling. here are my 3 tips on 'faking it till you make it'

1. Be crystal clear of your intention, what do YOU want. Own it, believe it desire it.
2. Offer your services. So if you want to be a singer for example, sing at Karaoke, take a singing class, offer to sing at church or a group or a function, feel the feeling of singing. This applies to what ever it is you desire.
3. Claim it. State I am a great singer, or I am a successful Life Coach who has a waiting list. And so on.

Yes my friends 'Fake it till YOU make it' try it … I AM 
Wishing you all a fabulous week full of LOVE, LIGHT and MIRACLES.
Miss Ashlee xx




Monday Mantra 27.10.14


This week is: 'Let it GO'

It's been a rough week for me. I seem to be noticing a pattern forming. I go great guns for a few weeks, and then self-doubt creeps back in.
I find myself starting to take things other people do and say personally! I also find myself trying to force things to happen, instead of just letting things flow.

Now I know this is silly behavior and I also know nobody can make me feel anything but myself. However in moments of weakness and self-doubt it creeps in. Thankfully I have the capacity to identify it.
I have also come to a cross roads in my life. And feel unsure of which way to go. Do I go back to work full time? Or do I continue working on my book and coaching … In order to the later I need $$$, if I go back to work full time, I won't have as much time to make my dreams come true. I am SO confused.

In trying to make these decisions I find myself justifying myself, for making decisions for ME! I sometimes become so consumed with the 'what if's' that I almost forget this is MY life. The choices I make are for ME.
And so there you have it, its time to put my big girl bloomers on and just ... 'LET it GO' and trust that all will work out, as it should.
Wishing you all a fabulous week full of LOVE, LIGHT and MIRACLES.
Miss Ashlee xx



Monday Mantra 20.10.14

This week is: 'Take care of yourself'

The past few weeks I have constantly been hearing the term 'self care' and how important it is. In these conversations I have also heard a lot of excuses as to why so many of us don't practice 'self care'. Such as, I don't have time, I'm too tired, my kids need me, my husband needs me, my dog needs me! And they more than likely do. But YOU need YOU too!

What is 'self care' you might ask? In my view its taking a moment to just be! So many of us just keep running on empty, we just keep giving and giving and giving until something GIVES then we stress and panic about having to take care of ourselves because we got SICK.

So this weeks Monday Mantra is just a gentle little reminder for us all to take a moment, make time for yourself, get your nails done, go for a walk, go and see movie by yourself (I did) and I really enjoyed it. Take a moment to take care of YOU, without needing an excuse to do so.

Self Care is simply taking care of the SELF, and when we do that we are better equipped to take care of every thing else that makes up our lives.

So please take care of your self sometime this week, even just for a moment.

Wishing you all a fabulous week full of LOVE, LIGHT and MIRACLES.
Miss Ashlee xx

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My Monday Mantra: 13.10.14

This week is: 'Listen to your heart'

I've been in a bit of a twirl the last couple of weeks. As most of you know I was lucky enough to be selected as one of thirteen people from around the world to attend a writers retreat in 2013 with Mastin Kipp founder of 'The Daily Love' You can check him out here
I spent a whole month in Bali writing my book a memoir titled'Because I love him'. I have been working really hard on writing a book proposal to enter a competition to win a publishing deal.
It is during this process I started to second-guess myself! 'What if my book upsets my family' 'Will my children look at me differently' 'What will people think' a whole bunch of self doubt was twirling and swirling so much so I needed therapy … true story.
So I found myself making excuses as why I shouldn’t finish my book journey.  Discussing it with a select few about my dilemma … Mastin my mentor and friend would call this 'RESISTANCE' LoL … and he would be right!
One of the BIG lessons I learnt with Mastin in Bali was to 'Listen to your HEART' literally. Place your hand over your heart, sit in silence and LISTEN!
And so I did, the message of guidance came through loud and clear. The is MY book, MY story … I am not our to hurt, embarrass or make anybody feel uncomfortable  … I have a story to tell, that needs to be told and I'm a gonna tell it!  
My heart asked me; would I regret not finishing this book? My heart answered YES in a big booming voice.
Another lesson I learnt from Mastin was that the reason so many of us fail, is because we get to a certain point in the journey and then we freeze, we get scared, RESISTANCE sets in, and we generally do a U-turn, when we are so close to succeeding … I'm glad I learnt this lesson and was able to identify it. I believe great opportunities await me, there will be NO U-turn, cause I'm going to the TOP :)
Listen to your heart my friends … REALLY LISTEN.
Wishing you all a fabulous week full of LOVE, LIGHT and MIRACLES.
Miss Ashlee xx



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My Monday Mantra:22.09.14


This week is: 'We reap what we sow' 

Yes we do, the good the bad and the ugly. Over the past few weeks I have witnessed people doing good only to turn around and throw it in the persons face! And still think they have done something nice for someone!
The reality is, if you do something for someone just because you can, do it because it makes you feel good and happy, do it out of the goodness of your heart. Don't do it then turn around in the same breath say 'you owe me one'.
When we do good, without expecting something in return or holding it over someone's head, it comes back in tenfold. We all have the capacity to give without expecting anything in return; it’s this type of giving that really you are giving to yourself.
Remember we reap what we sow. Do good and good will flow, do bad and bad will flow. It’s that simple.
Wishing you all a wonderful week full of giving from the goodness of your heart along with love, light and miracles

Miss Ashlee x x x 
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My Monday Mantra:15.09.14


This week is: 'Do something. NOT nothing' 

Every Monday I work at the National Rape and Domestic Violence Service, on a program called 'Hey Sis, I got your back.' It’s in this role that I have been involved in forming a network of women who advocate against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
This subject is something I am very passionate about. Having been caught up in the cycle of violence myself; I have a first hand experience of how difficult it can be to get out.
It’s not as easy to 'GET OUT' of the cycle as it is to 'GET IN',
Thankfully I did. Domestic Violence if very real, its scary, its confusing and it HURTS everyone involved.
On average it takes a woman 7-9 violent incidents to occur before she leaves. As little as 3% of ALL women who have been assaulted by a partner leave the FIRST time violence occur. Scary huh?
The good news is there are many services out there available to Women, and I say Women because Men perpetrate 95% of all violent incidents, this includes Men on Men too.
If you or someone you know needs help or someone to talk to please call 1800 RESPECT  - 737 732 NOW!
We can ALL 'Do something. NOT nothing' 000 is a free call; if you want to stay anonymous you can call CRIME STOPPERS.
Do something. NOT nothing.
We ALL have the right to live a life free from violence.
Wishing you all a wonderful week full of love, light and miracles
Miss Ashlee x x x 
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My Monday Mantra: 08.09.14



This week is: 'Namaste' 

Namaste my friends … The Spirit in me salutes' the Spirit in you.
Namaste is a Sanskrit word and is used as a symbol of gratitude, respect and connection.
I figured what a wonderful way to start the new week of a new season, by acknowledging you all and letting you know how grateful I am that you open my 'Monday Mantra' every week.
Now I ask you all to say ‘Namaste’ during the week, to people you love and more importantly to those that you may not LoL even try with strangers, you don't have to say it out loud you can say it in your mind. Try to make eye contact if even for a second, smile and say Namaste' … The light within me honours the light within you, or as above The spirit in me salutes the Spirit in you! Try it, I guarantee it will make you feel good, and when you feel good, good things happen!
Wishing you all a wonderful week full of love, light and miracles!

Much LOVE and Namaste'
Miss Ashlee x x x 



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My Monday Mantra: 25.08.14


This week is: 'Love, Love is ALL you need'

What a week its  been, I've had more ups and downs than a roller coaster ride!

As most of you would be aware I had a mole cut off my face this past week, and to be honest I wasn't prepared for the shock of seeing 4 stitches in my face … Call me vain, but I got pretty upset thinking about the scare that will inevitably appear … thank goodness for bio oil LoL.

Anywho back on track, so I was feeling down, and feeling sorry for myself … And then LOVE beautiful LOVE appeared all around me.

Starting with a beautiful wedding I attended on Friday.  You know I can see the LOVE between people, I mean REALLY see IT ... in the way that they look at each other, the shy smile the way people's eyes light up … All of it I see it, and it was overflowing at this wedding, so much so it bought me to tears.

And then on Saturday, I caught myself watching my daughter watch her daughter, and my HEART overflowed with LOVE.

The realisation or the LESSON really was that no matter what may be going on in our worlds in our lives, you never have to look far for LOVE … its in each of us and WE have the power yes YOU do to give love, to be love, to share love, to receive love to feel love to just LOVE!

LOVE, Love is ALL you need!

Wishing you all a love fueled week. PS Please share the LOVE by sharing my 'Miss Ashlee' page with your friends 

Sending you all much love, light and miracles

Miss Ashlee x x x 


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My Monday Mantra:18.08.14



This week is: 'Meditate … Meditate … Meditate'

I cannot stress how much meditating has changed my LIFE! I have developed my practice over the last three years, and I swear it makes a difference to my day.

A lot of people try meditation and give up because most people believe that to meditate you must stop thinking or having thoughts! I'm here to tell you that is a load of rubbish.

The goal is to focus and quiet your mind not STOP it. And as anyone who has tried to meditate or who has a meditation practice will confirm, the trick is to let the thought sit in your mind and then let it pass. If we sit and try to stop thinking thoughts then what will happen? …. Yep you guessed it your mind will go into overdrive of what you need to do. the goal is reach a sense of calm and inner awareness.

So my advice to those who are trying to meditate for the first time is to concentrate on the air going into your nose, down your lungs and back out your nose or mouth, yes your breath … I personally concentrate on the air hitting my nostrils as I breath.

Also you don't' have to sit by a shrine dressed in white with your legs crossed, you can sit in what ever way you feel comfortable, you can meditate anywhere at anytime. 

If you are busy and strapped for time try meditating in the shower, water in all its forms is extremely calming. There are many ways to meditate, there are guided meditations ( my favourite) mediations with mantra's, if you are new to this and have no idea google  how to meditate, there's lots of helpful tips.

The trick is to try to focus inward to let what ever is happening out there stay out there even 5 minutes a day will make a difference, the clarity you will receive will change your life!

My practice begins first thing in the morning, I like to do my morning meditation to a guided meditation by Gabrielle Bernstein. This practice helps me so much, it makes me visual what I intend my day to look like, in the positive. It doesn't always turn out exactly as I envision, but my gosh it comes close. If you are interested you can find Gabrielle's meditations on iTunes.

Right now Deepak Chopra and Oprah have a free 21 day mediation experience happening, you can check them out on Facebook.

I urge you all to give it a go, 5-10 minutes every day WILL change your life, It has mine!

Wishing you all a fabulous week. PS Please share my 'Miss Ashlee' page with your friends … Lets educate together xx

Sending you all much love, light and miracles

Miss Ashlee x x x 


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My Monday Mantra:11.08.14


This week is: 'Education is the KEY'

This past week I finally took the plunge with the help of my daughter to create a 'LIKE" page on Facebook. The main purpose for this page is to provide a platform that allows me to  discuss my work around the topic of Domestic Violence, in doing so it is my desire to educate and share with people what drives and inspires me.

Domestic Violence is a learnt behaviour and anything that can be learnt can be UN-learnt …. Education is the KEY!

I'd like to share a little story with you all:

During my own struggle with DV it was education that got me through … regardless if I was participating in a little 4 week course or a 3 year Degree, when my life felt like it was spinning out of control I would turn to education, when the man I was in this DV relationship did a stint in jail I would turn to education … 

My first step in ending the relationship happened on the first day of starting my BA in Adult Education and Community Management, this man I was with walked me all the way down to the Uni, as I turned to kiss him goodbye, he said 'Do you think they would notice if I came to class with you?'  I shook my head and pulled a face … He was a 6 foot tall 105 kilo black man … I looked at him and said 'I think they might'  we nervously laughed … I walked away shaking my head in disbelief, it was this very moment that I took my very FIRST step away from him and the vicious cycle I had been caught up in for over 10 years! I knew in my heart that in starting this Degree I was some how taking the first step, first courageous STEP of walking away from him … 

Yes my friends 'Education is KEY' in all areas of LIFE ….

'WE are ALL teachers and students in the biggest classroom called LIFE!' ~ Miss Ashlee

Wishing you all a fabulous week. PS Please share my 'Miss Ashlee' with your friends … Lets educate together xx

Sending you all much love, light and miracles

Miss Ashlee x x x  









My Monday Mantra: 21.07.14

This week is: 'Gratitude is the BEST attitude'

Oprah Winfrey said; 'The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get.' Amen ... 

As a budding 'Life Coach' I have my ear out for what people are asking for and  hear so many people in everyday conversation talk about what they don't want. The problem with this is that by focusing on what you don't want you end up getting it! 

We need to start focusing and being grateful for what we do have. We are breathing, we are healthy, we have shoes on our feet. Acknowledge people with a slight smile or a big smile or a nod of the head … being grateful, and kind are two of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal and guess what? They don't cost a cent!

So have a go at it, think of 5 or more things you can be grateful for right now? Maybe its your eye sight, maybe its your phone or computer maybe its even ME haha … Its that easy my friends!

Wishing you all a week full of GRATITUDE! 

Sending you all much love, light and miracles x x 


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My Monday Mantra:14.07.14

This week is: 'NO one can stop YOU but yourself!'

This week has made me realise just what is possible. I attended the NAIDOC ball on the Gold Coast on Friday night and I listened as an Aunty who won a prestigious award said ' Not bad for girl who's first home was a tin shack who tonight will sleep in a Penthouse and I just bought a Mercedes Benz'. This statement resonated so deeply within me because my first home was also a tin shack on the banks of the Hat Head Creek! Just quietly Aunty worked hard to get where she is too. 

Think about if for just a second … my first home was a tin shack with a dirt floor … one would have thought the odds were stacked against me eh? My year adviser in Year 10 told my mother it would be useless for me to continue onto Year 12, lucky for me my mother didn't agree. I now hold a Masters Degree, A BA in Adult Education and Community Management, I have trained elite NRL players around Domestic Violence, presented at the United National in New York City not once but 3 times, was one of thirteen people to be  chosen to live in Bali for a month to write my book with Mastin Kipp - founder of the Daily Love (Oprah has named him one of the leading thought provoking leaders of today) I wrote my book a Memoir … And I'm only just beginning.

Through all of this I raised two children of my own a few not mine, I have endured life's ups and downs, stared death in the face, been bought to my knees in despair, yet I continued with sheer determination and faith, and to be honest I've just started. YOU see 'NO one can STOP YOU but yourself" Go get em … I AM xx

Sending you all much love, light and miracles x x 





My Monday Mantra: 07.07.14


This week is: 'When you know better, you do better' - Maya Angelou

As most of you may know, my grand-daughter Ella was bitten by a goat at a restaurant that has a petting zoo within the grounds. The goats bite ripped through the first layer of her delicate skin. Doctors were unable to stitch her finger for fear of bacteria from the goat permeating her blood.

Now the point of me telling this story is because a few years ago the 'old Ashlee' would have reacted to this situation with abuse and anger, achieving NOTHING except a lot of unnecessary stress on my behalf! However the 'new Ashlee' who now knows better, stayed calm when told of the situation. I headed straight to the hospital, spoke candidly with the Doctor and my daughter in-law Melissa on how we handle the situation. I reached out on Facebook for advise and in doing  so was granted all the information we needed to deal with the situation at hand.

You see if I had reacted with anger and abuse, nothing would have happened and the blatant lack of care from the 'employees' of the restaurant would have continued and no doubt they would have thought nothing more of the situation! However, now that I know better, we handled the situation with a totally different approach, a police report was taken, the RSPCA were contacted and an official letter of complaint is being written up by a lawyer as we speak.

In staying calm and dealing with the situation this way we are creating 'CHANGE' in hope that no other children will be bitten by the goat or if they do, the staff will react in an appropriate manner, and have a proper policy around 'duty of care' as well as a first aid process that was not available to us.

The moral of my yarn is this: If we did nothing but scream and shout, NOTHING would have been achieved! by doing what we did, the whole process around the petting farm will be pulled into gear, making it safer for EVERYONE!

So my mantra is perfect this week, because 'When YOU know better … YOU do better' Wishing you all a fantastic week!





My 'Sunday Thought';


So be mindful of what you say … Enjoy your day!