Life Journey

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.

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.

How My Life Began the Day It Ended

by GEM Magazine / Jul 22, 2015 / Comments

Something about that event shifted EVERYTHING. Watching him die made me realize that I have one shot at this life, and I better stop fucking around and wasting it.

5 Signs That You're Outgrowing Yourself

by GEM Magazine / Jun 30, 2015 / Comments

A challenge to your well-being is precisely what it takes to catalyze lasting and meaningful personal transformation, and you must awaken and overcome, facing the worst of yourself in order to discover the better version of yourself in waiting.

Hostion Ho - The Heart Of Home

by GEM Magazine / Jun 27, 2015 / Comments

Yes, we are so different. We belong to different oceans, have different temperatures and depth, but now I see there are metaphorical rivers running between us, connecting us, and uniting us.

Apologies To The Feminine - From A Warrior In Transition

by GEM Magazine / Jun 24, 2015 / Comments

I want to want you not because it gratifies my ego, not because you are outwardly beautiful, but because your very presence invites my true self out of hiding. I want to touch you with my heart on my sleeve, to know chemistry between us that is not gender identified, but that is essence sourced.

A Lesson In Gratitude From Africa

by Kressa Sisu / Jun 18, 2015 / Comments

Humans have a natural tendency to gloss over the ordinary and go straight to the thing that they are lacking or brings them frustrating. It takes away the happiness and satisfaction that we could be feeling. The more we focus on what isn’t working the less we can see what is working.

Yana Hempler - Overcoming the Bullies

by GEM Magazine / Jun 12, 2015 / Comments

I would often go to the weight room or the track at lunch time and after school to avoid being that "lone" girl that everyone picked on at lunch and on the bus. This time was also a way for me to focus on my goals when things were getting tough. And believe me, they were tough.

Lucas Jones - Dancing With The Devil

by GEM Magazine / May 27, 2015 / Comments

For a while I had no drive because I would escape by smoking too much weed. I was even struggling with memory loss. I was wasting my life, watching others around me chase their dreams and knowing that I had all this drive inside that I was doing nothing with.

To The Abused Child

by GEM Magazine / May 20, 2015 / Comments

I apologize for beating you with my fists and feet when you were small and vulnerable. I simply couldn’t see you, laying there in a pool of blood and sorrow. Blinded my own repressed rage, I saw an easy mark for my aggression. I saw a new host for my pain. I now understand that my abusiveness was a smokescreen for my own woundedness.