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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Communicate Your Feelings in a Strained Relationship

Communication in any relationship isn’t exactly easy. Two people with different opinions, different perspectives, and different ways of expressing themselves, trying to understand each other? It’s no wonder that many couples struggle to communicate effectively. (Honestly, you can’t help but wonder what a little communication could have done for Romeo and Juliet. Just sayin’.) Even […]

How to Find Happiness After a Breakup

Breaking up is hard to do…but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. It’s true—some breakups are worse than others. A painful divorce after years of marriage is most likely going to be harder (logistically and emotionally) than the ending of a month-long relationship that ended before it could really take off. […]

What is Self-Love, and How Do I Know if I’m Doing It?

Loving yourself comes easy to some people. (Maybe too easy, in fact.) But for many of us, it can be difficult to know what “self-love” even looks like.  We think a lot about how we can show love to other people, but loving ourselves often gets pushed to the back burner. And if you’re not […]