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Grateful AF (Create Happy Podcast, Episode 2)

Sometimes, less is more. But not with gratitude. With gratitude, I believe that more is more. Maybe that’s why, in episode 2 of the Create Happy podcast, my co host Shawn and I chose to share not 3, not 10, but 100 things we each are grateful for. (If that doesn’t qualify as “Grateful AF,” […]

What to Do with Creative Envy

If you are a creative person, or you want to be a creative person, then it’s extremely likely that you’ve experienced creative envy at some point. I think of creative envy as being envious of someone else’s creativity—a sentiment of “I wish I was as creative as them.” It’s a thought that I myself have […]

How to Change Your Thoughts to Lift Mood and Increase Creativity

Your thoughts are extremely powerful. They can lead to emotions and actions that can change how you treat others, how you feel about yourself and your life, how you use creativity, and really, how much happiness you experience. So wouldn’t it be useful to know how to change your thoughts so that they work for […]

Unhealthy Thinking Patterns: Negative Focus

We’re kicking off our series on unhealthy thinking patterns with a discussion on the pattern of negative focus. I think it’s very appropriate to start with this category of thoughts because it’s one of the most common unhealthy thinking patterns I see in people I know (myself included). What negative focus is Negative focus is […]

Accessing Your Inner Power

There is power inside of you. Did you know that? Whether you call it your soul, or your inner dragon, or your “secret sauce,” you’ve got the power to make things happen. Accessing that inner power, however, isn’t always easy. Sometimes, we may just forget that the power is there. Other times we may feel […]

Look Forward, Not Backward

When it comes down to it, most people I know want the same thing out of life: happiness. Everyone wants to be happy. We’ll all get there in different ways, but essentially, we all want the same thing. At Design.org, our focus is on helping you “create happy” in your life. We’re here to remind […]

How Can I Be Kinder to Others?

There are precious few things in this world that are almost universally considered to be “good.” One of those things is kindness. Kindness is one of those qualities we all think we “should” have, but it also seems to come naturally to some more than others.  Just like any other quality, however, kindness can be […]

How a Gratitude Journal Can Combat Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious conditions. Whether you feel anxious or depressed from time to time, or have been diagnosed with a clinical disorder, the prospect of trying to break free of those negative feelings can be overwhelming. But what if there was something relatively simple that could help you through it? In the song […]