my story

hello. i’m gemma stone.

I love that you and I are sharing this moment in cyberspace.

That’s all we have, isn’t it?
Just a collection of moments.

Somehow — through fate, serendipity, or a mysterious tangle of blog posts and links — you have arrived here, on this page.

You’re ready to hear my story, just as someday — maybe quite soon — I’ll sit listening, legs crossed, heart open … ready to hear yours.

Here’s my story . . .

On my twenty-fifth birthday while soaking in a bubble bath, sipping on champagne, and nibbling on chocolate, I started to cry.

I didn’t like myself. I didn’t like my life.

In that moment, I realized fear was controlling me …

… fear of not being enough {pretty enough, skinny enough, rich enough, smart enough}

… fear of vulnerability

… fear of rejection

… fear of failure

I had built my life on a foundation of fear and I was depressed, anxious, and unfulfilled.

From that moment forward I devoted myself to living from love instead of fear and helping others do the same.

We always have a choice, love or fear.
What we choose changes everything.

In a world that is constantly telling you all the things you should fear, I believe in finding all the reasons to love. Not in a syrupy, sweet, naïve way — in a courageous, real, vulnerable way.

Because … our world desperately needs more love.

Want to know more about me?
Read a longer version of my story here or explore these fun facts.

Jackie Dumaine

When I think of Gemma, I get visions of a medieval Goddess. Powerful, peaceful, loving, full of truth. During the middle ages, a Goddess was the divine mother – bringing fruitfulness to the land and peace and prosperity to it’s people.

Gemma has a heart that is always open to giving as well as receiving.  Her calm and reflective nature instantly soothes everyone in her presence, showering them with the confidence that “everything will be okay”.

Those who choose to work with her on their life journey will be forever blessed. Jackie Dumaine

Living a life you love is about living with freedom and joy, where difficult moments are more manageable, and where deep trust in yourself is found. It’s about creating a soulful strategy to make your dreams and desires reality.

At the deepest level my intention is to help you live a life that is an expression of love in all ways — loving yourself, loving others, and loving the world (usually in that order).

Living a life you love isn’t always easy. Sometimes it requires breaking patterns that don’t work, burning beliefs that don’t serve, and saying goodbye to relationships that aren’t aligned with what deeply matters to you.

There may be times you stumble, struggle, or feel stuck. There may be times when you question why you choose courageous and conscious living.

But even during the darkest moments, truth will glimmer, love will shine, and your soul will light the way.

Living a life you love can mean …

  • untangling yourself from the clutches of anxiety, depression, or fear
  • navigating life changes like becoming a parent, changing jobs, loss of a loved one or divorce with clarity, love and grace
  • moving through self-sabotage, procrastination, and stagnation
  • clearing the psychological obstacles to romantic love or authentic friendship
  • developing coping strategies to manage stress and overwhelm in a healthy way
  • finding clarity about who you are and what you want
  • increasing self love, self-confidence, and self-esteem
  • creating a soulful strategy to take action on your dreams and goals
  • using the psychology of change to create meaningful rituals that bring more joy into your life everyday
  • establishing healthy boundaries that allow you to stick to a self-care routine and treat your body with loving kindness

Adding love to the world can mean …

  • having the confidence to smile and make eye contact with strangers
  • engaging in meaningful conversations that spark deep connection and authentic friendships
  • starting, or supporting, a non-profit that speaks to your heart
  • becoming a more present and engaged parent
  • sharing your art / writing / music with the world

I’ve been working in the field of psychology for over twenty years and in that time I’ve worked with over 1500 clients and have taught over 3500 students.

Whether it’s through my writing, travelling around the world together, hanging out for a weekend, or one-on-one I want to help you live a life you love and add love to the world.

Michael Hart

Have you ever been to an event and met an amazing presenter and thought to yourself, damn if I had found this person 10 years ago, I could have worked with her 1-on-1?

It would have been reasonably priced AND I would already be rockin’ my life right now!Of course, now the star presenter only does big events with thousands of people. And you would literally have to pay like $200,000 to be their ‘personal’ client.I’m talking about people like Byron Katie or Tony Robbins, people that can consistently deliver deep and powerful transformations to their clients. It seems almost magical how they weave together all of their insight and wisdom and deliver it in a way that touches their client’s deepest essence, their soul.

I can tell you with certainty, Gemma Stone taps into that same magic.  She is able to ask exactly the right question to open you up and find the elusive root cause of what has been tripping you up.  And she does it with a level of love and deep connectedness that I have never seen before.

If you believe in miracles and you’re ready for one in your life, get to one of her events, soon. And if you want to work 1-on-1 with Gemma, do it now because if Byron Katie and Tony Robbins are any clue, she will not be working 1-on-1 for very long. ~ Michael Hart