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Personal Growth

Is it time to embrace being average?

Are you a jack of all trades, master of none? Celebrate it!

How to tell if you’re being a bully … to yourself

Self-deprecation can affect your mental and physical health. Here's how to treat yourself with more kindness.

The biggest game-changer in reducing daily stress

Here are 3 ways to be gentler with yourself while making room for imperfection.

The surprising health benefit of joining a church choir

What you can get from singing in unison goes well beyond the lovely sounds.

3 Lessons about minimalism from St. Francis of Assisi

It's not about getting rid of stuff, but about letting go.

5 Ways to befriend your loneliness

Believe it or not, feeling lonely is an opportunity for personal growth.

This quick exercise will help you become more merciful

All you need is a photo of yourself as a baby (or a good memory)!

How to deal with that toxic person in your life, according to St. Therese

Once a difficult person herself, the "Little Flower" mastered the art of empathy.

Want to change the world? Start by making your bed (VIDEO)

Admiral McRaven's commencement speech at the University of Texas proposes a program of life, starting with a simple thing.

100-year-old woman shares her biggest lessons for a long and happy life

“When you brag about yourself, make it a doozy.” And 99 other pearls of wisdom you’ll absolutely love.