Suicide - Losing A Loved One

by GEM Magazine / Jan 10, 2016 / Comments

"When you're in that state of mind, you don't think about other people. Questions like; 'who will look after my kids?' or 'how will my Mom react?' don't even come into your head. All you want is for the pain and hurt to be gone.”

My Life On Self Destruct

by GEM Magazine / Jan 02, 2016 / Comments

It finally got to the point where I had to be put on suicide watch for three days at home with my Mom. It was the last thing she needed but I was a mess, I didn't know what to do.

Maddy Coxford - Dating Detective*

by GEM Magazine / Nov 12, 2015 / Comments

From Tinder, to Plenty of Fish and all sites alike — what I can tell you is; all is not as it seems. It hasn’t exactly been easy and it definitely hasn’t been successful. It has, however, been funny.

Liam Ryan - Staring Death In The Face

by GEM Magazine / Sep 29, 2015 / Comments

My knew fight would only be as strong as its weakest link. I couldn’t afford to have a chink in my armour. If I did, my cancer would find it and devour my resistance through it. I needed to be not afraid to die.

Don Goodeve - Living From Power Coaching

by GEM Magazine / Sep 26, 2015 / Comments

Looking fear square in the face, I do not need to be afraid of it anymore. It doesn’t exist. There is far more life available outside of that story we create than within.

Respect Me and My Wheelchair

by GEM Magazine / Sep 24, 2015 / Comments

I'd like everyone to think about wheelchairs in the following way - Just as your legs are a physical part of you, my wheelchair is a physical part of me.

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.

From Victim to Victor: How To Recover From Your Trauma

by GEM Magazine / Sep 16, 2015 / Comments

As we work to clear the corners of ourselves, there is precious room being made for our ever-increasing greatness, both inside and out.

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.

Do You Have Boundaries?

by GEM Magazine / Sep 10, 2015 / Comments

To truly taste from unity, we must learn where we end and the other begins. Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries. Don't leave home without them.