How Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness.

by GEM Magazine / May 12, 2015 / Comments

"It is the mind that translates good and bad circumstances into happiness or misery. So happiness comes with the purging of mental toxins, such as hatred, compulsive desire, arrogance and jealousy, which literally poison the mind. It also requires that one cease to distort reality and that one cultivate wisdom." Matthieu Ricard

My Mum... My Sunshine.

by Ashleigh James / May 06, 2015 / Comments

From sitting in the bath and having her explain my questions around sex at a young age, to telling me about hers and my Dad's divorce. From encouraging me to feel comfortable in my own skin, to coming to the rescue when I was in trouble. She was always there when I needed her.

Baylea Wilkins - Superwoman

by GEM Magazine / May 06, 2015 / Comments

My coach always said, "fear no one but respect everyone." This powerful statement taught me to be honest and stand your ground while always respecting others. As a woman, it can be hard to hold your own but you should always know your own worth and value. Don't let anyone take that from you.

Three Steps To Change The Aging Process

by Kressa Sisu / May 05, 2015 / Comments

How do you feel about aging? What is your language around it? I hear the "Boomer Brain" everywhere, along with the negative stories we tell ourselves about aging that then become a self fulfilling prophecy. We use age as a limiting factor. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude and clean up your consciousness.

Sticks and Stones

by GEM Magazine / May 02, 2015 / Comments

I remember being a teenager, looking at my image in the mirror, wishing and hoping that I would one day wake up looking like the movie stars on tv. Perhaps then my friends wouldn’t use such harsh words like your body is amazing but your face…

Against The Odds - Successful, Single, Teenage Mom

by GEM Magazine / May 01, 2015 / Comments

It felt as though no one wanted to talk about this baby growing inside of me. I woke up most mornings to new statistics on my bedroom door, taped their by my Mother about teenage Moms. Not favourable statistics – how they never graduate, they end up living on welfare and have more babies.

How Meditation Can Help Stop Negative Thought Patterns

by GEM Magazine / Apr 29, 2015 / Comments

Until I learned the practice of mindfulness meditation, I was a prisoner of my own thoughts. When we believe that all the thoughts we have are the truth, our possibilities can be restricted by limiting beliefs that could potentially obstruct our full potential.

How To Create Your Dream Life

by GEM Magazine / Apr 25, 2015 / Comments

Are you inspired and raring to go in the morning? Are you living the life you really want to live? Are you doing what it takes to follow your dreams?

I am.

Gavin Henderson-Peal - The Rise After The Fall

by GEM Magazine / Apr 23, 2015 / Comments

A deathly allergic reaction left me fighting for my life in the hospital and it was the perfect storm. I lost everything. My growing business, my commercial properties and all that I'd worked hard to build... gone. However, I never turned around and said 'poor me.'

How Appearance Can Affect Your Self Worth

by Ashleigh James / Apr 23, 2015 / Comments

I feel like as a woman, we rely so much on our looks that we don't realize it's our smarts and independence that are actually more attractive. And I believe that is due to a mixture between a socially created stereotype and from having little self worth.

My low self esteem comes from being an ugly duckling as a child. I wanted so badly to be one of the popular girls at first school but I didn't seem to fit in (sucked at gymnastics) and was sometimes mistaken for a boy.