How to Talk to Your Family About Coronavirus

COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is pushing our world into uncharted territory—in a big way. Businesses are closing their doors, large gatherings have been canceled or postponed, and people are staying home (some by choice; some not).  Many people are dealing with things they don’t experience often: concern for their health and safety, worry about their finances, […]

Finding Connection During Social Distancing

Over the past few days and weeks, social distancing has become the norm for people around the world. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are staying home unless absolutely necessary, and are limiting contact with other people (especially physical contact). It’s an extreme (and hopefully effective) response to a once-in-a-lifetime global event, and let’s […]

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, […]

Personal Change through Lightning Bolt Moments

Inspiration can hit us in many different ways. Sometimes, it’s something a friend or loved one says. Other times, it’s something we read in a book (or on a blog!). Sometimes, it’s the result of long periods of reflection, or even longer periods of dissatisfaction or unhappiness. And sometimes, it just hits you like a […]

Design.org Assessment: Creating Focus Statements, Interpreting Results, & More

At Design.org, our number one priority is helping you design a life you love. Everything we offer, from our daily coaching messages to our affirmation packs, is centered around this idea, and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve your experience as you work to improve your life. In that spirit, we’ve recently updated the […]

Our Favorite Affirmations for Hope

5 affirmations to help you develop real hope that will shape your thinking and your life. Positivity is powerful Positive affirmations have the power to shape your thinking and help you design a life you love. No, really—it’s science! But if positive affirmations are really going to make a difference for you, personally, then you […]

Finding Purpose and Meaning

What do you want your life to look like? We’ve heard a lot of answers to this question: “I want to have a steady job.” “I want to spend time with my family.” “I want to travel the world.” “I want a giant mansion in Beverly Hills with live-in staff and three indoor swimming pools.” […]

Positive Moments Amid the Chaos

Welcome to Chaos. Chaos, in modern times, usually refers to “a whole lotta crazy.” Chaos is the mega-rushed deadlines, the neverending pings from smartphones, the crushed cheerios carpeting the floor of the car. It’s the laundry to wash, the presentations to perfect, the bills to pay, and the package that gets stolen off your doorstep […]