Follow your passion

Eric Mazimpaka - From Death To Destiny

by GEM Magazine / Sep 17, 2015 / Comments

The expectations which I'd placed upon myself were too much to live up to and the pressure left me broken. I decided it would be easier to create an escape route.

Fantastically Foxy - From Bartender to Business

by GEM Magazine / Sep 11, 2015 / Comments

I don’t come from a business background, I come from a creative background. When I opened my first business at 21, I didn’t think about the ‘what if's’ or dwell on the idea that it might not work.

VK Lynne - My Year of Transformation

by GEM Magazine / Aug 24, 2015 / Comments

It turns out, I was beleaguered by self-hate… pretty damn deep-rooted. However, those roots didn’t take hold overnight, and this wasn’t going to be a quick fix.

How To Overcome Your Fitness Barriers

by GEM Magazine / Aug 18, 2015 / Comments

We are all unique; our needs, mindsets and goals. Our barriers and perceptions are no different, therefore solutions that may work for some, will not work for all.

Amit Mehra - Our Quest To Be Different

by GEM Magazine / Aug 12, 2015 / Comments

Right from an early age, we embark on the search and validation of this “different” in us. The fact is that this quest to be different is actually the same as that of over seven billion other human beings on this planet. But we fail to see that.

Sophie Gregoire - How Travelling Changed Me

by GEM Magazine / Aug 05, 2015 / Comments

I completely refused to go back to my former life as if nothing had happened. My views had changed and I wanted to align this with my daily actions. I therefore needed to find balance between the old me and the new me, while staying true to my heart.

The Art of Timefulness

by GEM Magazine / Jul 18, 2015 / Comments

Have you noticed how some people seem to get more done in their day than others? Do you wonder if those super-productive people have some sort of time machine?

Himanshu Narang - Pedal Forward

by GEM Magazine / Jun 10, 2015 / Comments

I was having an extremely hard time finding work and I almost gave up. I asked myself: "Will things ever work out?" and "Will I ever be able to accomplish what I moved to Canada to do?" I doubted myself and yes, I stopped pedalling.

Ryan LeBlanc - The Natural Connection

by GEM Magazine / Jun 09, 2015 / Comments

Nothing made me truly happy, regardless of how amazing it really was. Sunsets were Instagram photo opportunities, hikes were for work and exercise was a chore.

LJC Art - Expression Through Sound and Colour

by GEM Magazine / May 13, 2015 / Comments

We live in a fear-based society. If you don't get a good education and a secure job, what will you amount to? I chose not to buy into that. Maybe I had a bit of a rebel in me, refusing to let my spirit be defeated by fear. I believe fear is a choice.