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The Boom-Bust Cycle of Personal Change

At Design.org, we believe in change. We believe in a person’s power to design their own thoughts, which will in turn allow them to design a life full of personal meaning. We have seen people become unstuck, unburdened, and untethered to the thoughts that have held them back for years—sometimes for their entire lives.  In […]

Hurdles to Self-Awareness: Pride

Of all the hurdles to self-awareness, pride is likely the one you think of first. Self-awareness requires you to acknowledge your flaws, strengths, opportunities and potential. It stands to reason that pride would get in the way. After all, you’re unlikely to want to work on knowing and improving yourself if you think you already […]

The Two Big Lies We Tell Ourselves About Happiness

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky There are […]

Being Happy Now

If we’re going to free ourselves from lies about happiness, we must find truth to counteract them. Luckily, when it comes to the two biggest lies we tell ourselves about happiness, there is one single, simple-yet-powerful truth that dispels them both. It is this: “I can be happy now.” The truth versus the lies Consider […]

Do You Have Control Over Your Thoughts?

Happiness starts with your thoughts. If you’re able to believe the truth about happiness, then you’ll know and understand that you can be happy now, no matter the circumstances. But is it really as simple as choosing to believe? Do you have that kind of control over your thoughts? Spoiler alert: yes, you do. “Change […]

Love vs. Fear

Reason doesn’t really put love and fear at odds with each other—and neither does the dictionary.  Rather, when people think of the opposite of love, they probably think of dislike, disgust, or perhaps the most common of all, hate. And when they think of the opposite of fear, they think of courage, bravery, or (somewhat […]

How to Help a Child Overcome Fear

Fear in children is not new or uncommon, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to help a child overcome their fears.  As adults, it can be difficult to empathize with children who are afraid of monsters in the closet, swim lessons, or haircuts. And yet, anyone responsible for children has undoubtedly come face to face, […]

The Egg: Meaning

Meaning: The Ultimate Happiness

There are several steps along the road to creating a happier, more fulfilled life (five, in fact). But what does that life look like once you get there? Is it full of money, power, love, and success? Maybe.  But there is one thing it is definitely full of: meaning. “Man: a being in search of […]