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Personal Growth

Turning tragedy into triumph, dreams into reality. These are the stories we tell about everyday people like you who find success, fulfillment and happiness through spiritual growth and self-improvement. Our real life stories show that personal change comes from your courage, persistence and enthusiasm as well as from God’s grace.

Read on and be uplifted and motivated by stories of individuals who are positively transformed by events and life challenges. You’ll be inspired to change too!

Recent Personal Growth Stories

David paints angels in his folk art

An artist keeps his dream of painting for a living alive through motivation and prayer. 

by David Harden
, Columbus, Ohio

Advice for making New Year's resolutions

How to keep your new year’s resolutions—and achieve your goals in 2011—really!

by Alina Larson

Take the word of someone who knows, New Year’s Resolutions can work.

by Anne Simpkinson

What's the secret ingredient in religion that makes people happier?

by Anne Simpkinson

Nancy Travis' newest TV movie may be a great suggestion for some quality family time.

by Jessica Bloustein

Worried about tempting holiday treats? Here are some suggestions to help you through the tastiest time of year.

by Anne Simpkinson

Christmas ornaments

Her oldest son was heading off to college soon. Christmas seemed bittersweet.

by Shawnelle Eliasen
, Port Byron, Illinois

Check out these sources for sound advice and tips on smart eating over the holidays.

by Anne Simpkinson

I’m not suggesting that you make a New Year’s resolution before gathering for the annual turkey feast, but there's an upside to thinking about it...

by Anne Simpkinson

Going back to my centering prayer practice helped me reconnect with a deep part of me that wanted health and wholeness.

by Anne Simpkinson

Robert Reid's irreverent take on inspiring travel is sure to get you packing.

by Alina Larson

Memphis is an evening of music, dance and storytelling that will energize and uplift you. Don’t miss it.

by Anne Simpkinson

Joseph Ferrari

Everything you wanted to know about procrastination, but had put off asking.

by Alina Larson

Here are some realistic things you can do!

by Anne Simpkinson

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