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Original G·E·M·S Life: 8 Ways To Show GRATITUDE This Thanksgiving!

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We adore this energizing, inspiring holiday. Let it be a day of total GRATITUDE: for family, friendships, abundant delicious foods, and vibrant health. An all-nourishing kind of day – the body and soul. Don’t take it for granted…gratitude makes you GLOW.


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Last week we shared our Original G·E·M·S Life, a recipe to Shine Brighter. We SPELLED it out very simply: select a practice that resonates with you from each of the four Original G·E·M·S categories: Gratitude, Eat Clean, Move, and Shine. The first category is Gratitude. How appropriate that we begin the Original G·E·M·S Life just days before the biggest gratitude day of the year. 

To make this a GEM-my Thanksgiving, embrace these small acts of kindness that will result in an elevated feeling of gratitude for all your blessings of abundance.

8 Ways Original G·E·M·S Show GRATITUDE for Thanksgiving

  • DECORATE. Adorn your table with words and photos of gratitude.
  • VOLUNTEER. Find ways to serve someone less fortunate. 
  • EMBRACE. Invite someone who would welcome the company.
  • SHARE. Share extras with a neighbor, a friend, or someone in need.
  • EXPRESS. Thank the top 5 people who have made a positive influence on your life. Tell them why.
  • GIVE. Make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank, or any other local non-profit organization. 
  • EXEMPLIFY. Provide guests with cards they can write down what they are grateful for. 
  • JUST BECAUSE. Bring a busy friend a turmeric latte or elevated coffee on Wednesday morning as they prep for the big day.

And don’t forget, dear GEMS:

  • CENTER YOURSELF. The holidays, even with all their glitter and excitement, can be emotionally draining. Family dynamics, loneliness, financial issues, and just the intense chaos of it all can be overwhelming. Take some time for yourself the night before to decompress. We need to take care of ourselves first!

We are most grateful for you, our dear GEMS—for your support, your passion for better health, your smiles, and your kind words we hear from you daily. Have a gratitude and laughter filled, healthy Thanksgiving. We love you, GEMs! See you back for more GEM goodness soon.

Jump Into Original G·E·M·S Life!

Shine Brighter all the time with an Original G·E·M·S Life, a daily playbook founded on The GEM’s founding principles. Jump on our disco train and commit daily to just one practice in each of the categories, Gratitude, Eat Clean, Move, and Shine. Add in more practices and grow with the program when you’re ready and create your own Original G·E·M·S Life! Get started today!

Let us know what practices you love, and share your ideas for other practices on our social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook


Embrace the Original G·E·M·S Life!

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The Original G·E·M·S Life program starts today.


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They say it takes 21 days to make a habit — and if those habits are positive ones, it will create a happier and healthier life. The Original G·E·M·S Life consists of simple daily practices that have been part of The GEM since its founding 10 years ago. 

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Sounds too good to be true? Well, friends, it’s for real! We know through experience that if you set your intention to grow by implementing positive practices, you attract positive results. You emerge as shinier, stronger, Original G·E·M·S. 

Create Your Own Original G·E·M·S Life

We SPELL it out for you. Commit to your own Original G·E·M·S Life on the daily! Simply select one practice that resonates with you from one or all of all of the four Original G·E·M·S categories: Gratitude, Eat Clean, Move, and Shine. Commit to doing it daily for a week, then a month (and eventually forever). Add on more when you’re ready, and watch the transformation begin! 

A typical Original G·E·M·S day may consist of

  • GRATITUDE: Complete a morning gratitude list.
  • EAT CLEAN: Add an extra serving of organic greens to each meal.
  • MOVE: Simple stretching and breathing exercises for 15 minutes.
  • SHINE: Take Natural Calm at bedtime to support a good night’s sleep. 

If you miss a day, don’t stress. Just get back on the disco train and start again. This program doesn’t have an end point — the goal is growth, positivity, and your intention to Shine Brighter.

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Why is this important to your personal growth? The GEM evolved out of my own personal health crisis — a challenge that seemed more powerful than I had the strength to endure. Yet I emerged stronger and brighter because I discovered and embraced habits of health and happiness as a WAY OF LIFE—The G·E·M·S Life. And since then, we’ve watched so many of you do the same at The GEM! We can’t wait to see so many more with this program

Original G·E·M·S Shine Brighter, Shine Together 

Join us now, and stay the course!  We’re all Original G·E·M·S, and we’ve been on this journey together since day one. Dive into the program on our easy-to-start, easy-to-follow detail page and see you can shine into action. 

Let us know what practices you love, and share your ideas for other practices on our social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook