If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed and frazzled, not sure where to start, yet knowing your relationships aren't what you want them to be, you're in the right place.

If you're just waiting for when the babysitter can arrive so you can get a break, feeling alone amidst a house of chaos, or could cut the tension with a knife, maybe it's time for a change. 

Change doesn't have to be scary, and you don't have to do it alone. Are you living the life you dreamed of? Do you want the best for your family, yet feel like you're all just bumping into each other? 

I hear you. And I believe "namaste" can still happen in the home - join me as we talk about finding peace within, seeing the light in others, and celebrating how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us.

I didn’t realize that life is more like a story you get to write. You determine the setting, the characters and whether it’s a drama or a comedy. Investing in myself through coaching with Ashley was one of the best decisions I could make, because I met an “editor” who helped me define my story. I feel empowered to create a life that I love!

Tasha J.

Mama of 2

Love & Marriage

Family starts with the relationship between you and your partner. In our "Laughter, Humble Pie & Lots of Sex" series, we dig in to the core components of a happy relationship. Start with these 37 tips to save your marriage. Read more...


Parenting...similar to herding cats, it's a wild ride with lots of crazy turns. You've got this. We can start with these 10 essential lessons for life...learned from being a parent. Read more...

Alternative Education

I believe in "functional education."  Like the mind/body/soul approach of functional medicine, it expands education beyond subjects or a classroom to create a climate of possibility for lifelong learning. Learn more

Every week, my husband Nathan and I (and sometimes our daughter) share insights on intentional family living, focusing on the things that make a house the place you love to come home to. Whether you love to listen to a podcast or would rather read a post, we've got you covered - here are the latest episodes!

Embracing the Chaos: 3 Tenets to Show Up In Your Life and Relationships (Episode 336)
Valentine's Day happened this week, so of course, our topic is love. I was talking with my daughters the other[...]
I Believe In Abundance – Focusing On Intentions (Episode 335)
As we head into our second month of 2024 as I write this, it's time to discuss what we do[...]
Breaking Down Judgment: 3 Tools for Approaching Life with Empathy and Compassion (Episode 334)
It's another day of upside down in my world as I sit here by my father's bedside watching him transition[...]
My Father’s Legacy: Navigating Grief and Walking Him Home (Episode 333)
After a bit of an unexpected hiatus, we're back. For those of you already subscribed to my weekly newsletter, you[...]
Unwrapping Peace: Navigating Holiday Stress & Cultivating Joyful Connections in Relationships (Episode 332)
It's the holiday season and prime time for stress and obligation to take over. Yet, when you're thinking of what[...]
Eco-Friendly Gifting: Match Sustainable Gifts with DISC Personality Styles (Episode 331)
If you're stumped on what to get your loved ones as gifts, this is the episode for you. Not only[...]
2Q: “Just” a Parent, and Money Perspectives (Episode 330)
Are you "just a stay-at-home parent", or otherwise struggling with seeing your value when you aren't bringing home a paycheck?[...]
2Q: Fostering Learning and Entrepreneurism At Home (Episode 329)
As a relationships coach and unschooling mama, I am no stranger to answering questions. And, I have to say...I love it.[...]

A Little About Me...

I help growing families move from chaos and reaction to living a life of intention, not waiting for "one day", and creating a family where everyone thrives. 

Knowing work has a ripple effect throughout a whole household, I also work with entrepreneurs to help them understand themselves and the ones they work with by knowing their strengths, what motivates them, and more. 

Using DISC personality "snapshots", we can open the door to self-awareness and learn how to move from basic communication to true connection.

And on the home front, I do this all virtually while RVing the States full time with my three daughters and husband. We've been on the road since October 2016 and have been to all of the lower 48 states! 

As a mom who struggles with supporting my children on their own individual journeys while maintaining a thriving family life, I found Ashley’s coaching to be incredibly valuable. She coached me through my strengths and weaknesses and guided me to better understand what may trigger stress for me and ways I can reduce that so I can be the very best mom and wife for my family. I highly recommend her whether you feel you are struggling or not and I’ll be recommending her to my families at Acton Academy.

LAURA SANDEFER //  Founder, Acton Academy, 

Author, Courage To Grow

Laura Sandefer Acton Academy

My husband and I took the personality snapshots from Ashley when we kept having issues communicating with each other. They helped us see why we sometimes misunderstood each other and how we react negatively or positively to certain situations that come up in everyday family settings. The personality snapshots were great in that we received clarification on the profiles from Ashley highlighting our key strengths and weaknesses in our specific personality style. I would love to get one for my oldest daughter now that I have seen how much it’s helped myself and my husband.

DAPHNE M. //  Midwife, RN, and Certified Health Coach

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