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

Success in marriage is all about compromise

Newlyweds struggle to find happiness and learn the ropes of marriage—especially the part about compromise.

by Kate Fenner
, Fairfax, Virginia

Finding faith in the Redwood Forest

A troubled teen's journey into the redwood forest is one of discovering himself and finding faith.

by Henry Petereit
, Laguna Woods, California

Lavender

From kitchen burns to depression, lavender can cure more than you think.

by Alina Larson


John Wooden's advice for success

This legendary UCLA basketball coach won 10 national championships. He knows a thing or two about success.

by John Wooden
, Los Angeles, California

Personal growth and lavender were just what Patricia needed

Fibromyalgia had dominated this would-be lavender farmer's life, until she stopped to smell the lavender.

by Patricia Gantz-Pollard
, Paw Paw, Michigan

Kelli Arena finds personal growth after career

A high profile CNN reporter finds more time for family and personal growth after losing her job.

by Kelli Arena
, Washington, D.C.

Jen's personal growth helped her find more time for her family

A busy working mom finds out the hard way that the small, simple blessings in life are what make things worthwhile.

by Jennifer Gentlesk
, Haddon Township, New Jersey

Happiness is making amends

Finding success with the Saints, Carl Nicks returns to his past to right a wrong.

by Ron Berler


David tends his garden

The inspiring story of how a retired photographer found happiness and success growing an award-winning garden.

by David Gary
, Tyler, Texas

Find happiness daily with these one-minute stress busters!

Ten different things you can do to help ease the effects of stress on your everyday life.


Humorist Martha Bolton

What do you do while you're waiting to be seen by the doctor? Humorist Martha Bolton sees it as an opportunity for personal growth!

by Martha Bolton


Barb's advice: open your heart and home

A widow faces her future by opening her heart and home to friends, and reaching out to others.

by Barbara McCurry
, Carpenteria, California

Successful financial endeavors require self-improvement!

Financial gurus Jill and Mark Savage share some tips to help you save more money but still live well.

by Jill and Mark Savage


Shana's success at the dump

Working in the town dump wasn't inspiring, until one woman decided to change her thinking and "repurpose" her life.

by Shana Jarrett
, Sagle, Idaho

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