Inspiration

Nelson Mandela
Stories of Hope

How Nelson Mandela Found Hope

During the South African leader’s 27 years in prison, he was inspired by the writings of Norman Vincent Peale.

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Self-compassion
Positive Living

Why Self-Compassion Is More Important Than Self-Esteem

A cultural shift in positive thinking appears to be underway.

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Meditating
Inspiring Stories

Thailand Cave Rescue: How the Boys Stayed Calm

Here's the spiritual technique the Thai soccer coach taught his young players while they waited to be rescued.

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Comforting others reaps blessings.
Inspiring Stories

Giving Hope, Receiving Joy

How volunteering to help others—from prison inmates, to the elderly, to rescue animals—reaps a windfall of blessings.

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Marriage proposal
Miracles

Mysterious Sign of a Marriage Proposal

A chalk drawing in a coffee shop signals an upcoming surprise.

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Kirstie Ennis
Stories of Hope

A Marine Veteran Continues to Fight Her Toughest Battle

USMC Sergeant (Ret.) Kirstie Ennis, who suffered traumatic injuries—physical, mental and emotional—during a tour of duty in Afghanistan, discusses the lengthy road she has traveled toward recovery.

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Melba Pattillo Beals, civil rights icon and author of I Will Not Fear
Stories of Faith

How a Member of the Little Rock Nine Found Courage

Facing racist threats, Melba Pattillo Beals helped integrate Arkansas schools. She also deepened her faith

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Soup kitchen volunteer
Teenagers

Feeding the Soul

A teen stretches his spiritual horizons during summer vacation.

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Emmett Diggs puts up his dukes
Living Longer, Living Better

A Pastor with Parkinson's Uses Boxing to Heal

A retired minister, who years before gave up boxing, gets to put on the gloves again as a way of coping with Parkinson's disease.

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Linsey Davis and her son, Ayden
Stories of Faith

How ABC’s Linsey Davis Overcame Anxiety

She was a TV journalist with a new baby and a happy marriage, but she struggled with anxiety after being diagnosed with preeclampsia

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