Aleteia

Personal Growth

Why you should re-read books

Is it worth re-reading a book when there are so many good ones out there that you still haven't read?

6 Ways to feel more free in your life

Feeling stuck? These practices will help you make a positive shift.

I fasted for 24 hours — here’s what happened

I was curious about the physical benefits, but it was the spiritual effects that made it worthwhile.

The surprising phrase that can make all the difference

We've all heard these words, but they really work, even in our spiritual lives.

How to make more room for wonder in your life

Whatever our age, we owe it to ourselves to give praise for Creation and grow in our capacity to see the world as a gift from God.

A cure for being a people-pleaser

There are many ways to please others. But the best way to do it is to use the means that are pleasing to God.

What St. John Henry Newman taught me about personal growth

The newly canonized saint said we need to take risks to be fully alive.

Why “fake it till you make it” is a pretty great strategy

It certainly works for adults ... and even works for teenagers.

What St. Vincent de Paul taught me about true compassion

Everybody wins when we do more than take the easy route to loving our neighbor ...