Why I Gave Up Men For A Year.

by Ashleigh James / Sep 06, 2015 / Comments

I'm not interested in a connection for the sake of it. But eventually, I'd like a partnership. Someone who's core values run along side mine so we can co-create something beautiful together.

Kim Newns - Find Your Voice and Use It

by GEM Magazine / Sep 04, 2015 / Comments

There are so many things we need to speak up about, and we need voices of truth. We must encourage people to face this fear, to step up, to find our voice and to use it.

Do You Care About How Others See Your Appearance?

by GEM Magazine / Sep 02, 2015 / Comments

I never wanted to be that girl. You know, the girl who wears dresses and make up and looks 'done up' all the time. I thought that girl was shallow, that she was an 'airhead', so of course I didn't want to be like that at all.

What Does Canada’s Shrinking Population Mean for You?

by GEM Magazine / Aug 28, 2015 / Comments

Growing old without a pension might become a scary reality for thousands of Canadians, which is something I would rather not think about; and yet, perhaps that is how we got here.

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.

Meaghan Archer - How I'm Learning To Love Myself

by GEM Magazine / Aug 20, 2015 / Comments

I was beaten down by my own words and those of others. I let myself feel the pain of others because I thought that’s what love was—sharing pain. "If I hold your pain then you’ll hold my heart, right?" I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Lucas Mckinnon - Searching For Love Outside Of Ourselves

by GEM Magazine / Aug 19, 2015 / Comments

It seems I had found some clever ways to cope with grief: chief among them were self-improvement and an over-dedication to the service of others. 

Bravo, Lucas, bravo.

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.

Noelle Cordeaux - Finding Freedom

by GEM Magazine / Aug 13, 2015 / Comments

I watched with dismay as my sense of personal agency, ambition, and autonomy went down the drain. I believed that I was not entitled to a good life until I had the shape of my body under control. So I punished myself with isolation.

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.