Personal growth is a process that produces personal change and progress. It must start from within you. Self-exploration and honesty are key.

We are all looking for answers and solutions. We want to improve our lives and become a better person. We are all seeking abundance, healthy relationships, and most of all happiness and love. It is precisely while we are in the process that we learn and grow with each of life’s experiences, gain valuable lessons, set healthy boundaries, heal old wounds, build our self-esteem and self-worth, recover our sense of self and become empowered.

Personal growth also includes a spiritual path (with or without religious affiliation), which requires that we consider and discover who we are and what our life purpose is in relationship to the rest of the world. In order to grow in this area, there absolutely must be forgiveness, a daily practice of gratitude and appreciation, and we must learn not to judge others or ourselves.

Personal growth is a life long journey. May each of you embrace all that life unfolds. Do not let the pain of the past hold you back. Choose to change and heal.