In Case You Missed It:
Friday Roundup


Happy Friday, GEM Readers!

It’s been another busy week here at GEM Headquarters! We sure hope you’re all enjoying our Survivor Stories feature so far this month. We’re lucky to have such wonderfully inspiring folks sharing their stories with us all.

We had some other great pieces this week too, and in case you missed any of them, here’s a quick look . . .


Alexis shared 10 Hearty Fall Meals That Are Good For You in her weekly feature, 10 From GEM where each Saturday she shares a different topic and ten ways to handle it.

Advice text on typewriter

Dave talked about Taking the Advice of Your Kids in his weekly edition of Our Story Begins. This one really got me thinking about listening . . . and I mean, REALLY listening to the things my kids say to me with 100% attention. Great stuff!

Despair Or Hope Directions On A Signpost

There is sometimes a fine line between hope and despair. Rene shared 4 Things To Do When It Seems All Hope Is Lost in her weekly, inspirational Monday Morning Motivation.

'Breast cancer' highlighted in pink with felt tip pen

Our resident Dr. Renee shared 5 Tips To Save The TaTa’s in her monthly The Doctor Is In in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Hair massage/hair wash in a hair-salon. Close up.

Karen reminded us about how important it is to properly condition our hair to keep it looking great in her GEMs of Beauty: Conditioning GEMs.

Alexis Walker right after finishing the Chicago Women's Half Marathon in 2013.

Alexis Walker right after finishing the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon in 2013.

Alexis gave some awesome pointers on how to Keep Going! It’s How To Win At Life with her monthly column Smack In The Middle. She talked about how important it is to push ourselves just to see what we’re capable of, even when it’s the LAST thing we want to do.

goodbye saturday morning cartoons

Julixa shared her thoughts on Saturday mornings of yesteryear in her Tales From A Twin Mom: Goodbye Saturday Morning Cartoons. I share her feelings in that it makes me sad that my kids never got to have the same experience with the great cartoons I had as a kid.

Have a great weekend, everyone!