Finding Peace and Happiness in a Time of Panic

At the time of this writing, it’s March 2020. Maybe you’re reading this at some distant point in the future, and you’re struggling to remember what significant thing happened in March 2020 that would warrant a blog post about times of panic. But if you’re reading this any time even remotely close to March 2020, […]

Why Your Mental Health Can Protect Your Physical Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In other words, being healthy is more than simply “not being sick.” If you want to live a truly healthy life, you’ve got to focus on your mental health […]

Building Confidence for Your Next Meeting

Anyone who’s ever been to a meeting, presentation, networking event, or social affair can tell you: confidence is key. Not only that, but confidence is obvious—and so is a lack of confidence. You can simply tell when someone is feeling comfortable in their environment, and when they’re not.  Of course, some people are more naturally […]

How Do I Beat Loneliness?

Cèline Dion doesn’t want to be “all by [her]self,” and neither do most of us.  Loneliness not only affects your happiness; it affects your health. One study showed that social isolation resulted in a 50% increase in premature death. And, loneliness has been correlated with high blood pressure, decrease in cognitive abilities, and depression.  But […]

How to Use Love to Hack Your Happiness

We all want to be happy, but we don’t always know how to be happy. And unfortunately, happiness isn’t exactly always “default setting” in our lives. That takes work to adjust. More often than not, the default is the opposite, with relationship struggles, health problems, mental health challenges, personal shortcomings, and more threatening to stifle […]

What Do Our Best and Worst Relationships Teach Us?

When I look back on my life, some of the things that jump out at me the most are the relationships I had at different periods in my life: with my sister when I was really young, with my friends in college, and even with a couple girlfriends. From my mother to my wife, and […]

6 Ways to Find Time for the Things That Matter Most

You don’t have to be a social psychology expert to guess the things in life that are most important to people: safety, relationships, health, education, life satisfaction, and so on. But if we’re aware of the things that are important to us, why do we spend so much time on things that aren’t? It’s true […]

5 Ways That Love Improves Your Health

Here at Design.org, we love love as much as anyone—and maybe more. That’s because we believe that love is a vital tool when it comes to creating positive change in your life. Just check out our posts on love versus fear, what self-love is, and how to practice self-love to learn about the power love […]