Aleteia

Personal Growth

Personal stories and expert psychological advice on how to overcome life's daily challenges to become stronger in mind, body and spirit.

How your hidden talents can change the world

If you feel invisible or ordinary, be inspired by these people you already know.

Do you find it easier to give than to receive?

Knowing how to receive is just as important as knowing how to give.

How to let go of the past and move on

Here are 5 steps to help you reconcile with painful memories.

The art of discernment: How to make the right choices

It's not always immediately clear what direction we should take, but here's some advice for decision-making.

5 Lessons to carry with us after quarantine

Let's make this these last few months count for the rest of our lives.

If you want more joy in your life, add some poetry to it

Rhymes, verses, plays on words, and metaphors -- it soothes the heart, transforming us from the inside.

Are all bad thoughts sinful?

Every day thousands of thoughts run through our minds. Some are not particularly charitable or righteous, but are they sinful? 

Is the weariness and anxiety of isolation getting to you?

Some advice from the current president of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association.

These mistakes can keep you from being a good parent

A few tips to avoid counterproductive parenting strategies.

What if you could stop grumbling for good?

This bad habit affects everyone in the family,. Here are 4 strategies to change that.

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