Living by Design Blog Carnival No.17

Welcome to the latest Living by Design blog carnival.

Albert Foong presents The Flower of Love posted at Urban Monk.

Arin Vahanian presents How to Build True, Lasting Confidence posted at Super State.

FruitfulTime presents Define your goals posted at FruitfulTime Blog, saying, "“If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.

Gary van Warmerdam presents How the Mind Affects Your Happiness posted at Happiness, saying, "As humans we live in two worlds. There is the external physical world of work, family and friends that we travel in. Then there is the world of our mind and imagination. It is a virtual reality that can appear and feel just as real. When it comes to your emotions the virtual world of your mind can be more real. If you are seeking to create greater fulfillment and happiness in your life most sources will point to making changes in your external world. However it is changes in the virtual reality of your mind that will make a lasting impact on your happiness and fulfillment."

Tupelo Kenyon presents Choose the Companionship of Positive People Who Inspire You posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "If the people you spend the most time with are inspiring, supportive, encouraging, and they demonstrate qualities you want to emulate – great, you are on the right track. If not, it's up to you to do something about it. Life is too short to put up with other people's pity parties, bitch-and-moan marathons, and oh-woe-is-me clubs. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

David B. Bohl presents When You Discount Yourself, You Discount Me posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, "Why can’t we just realize that discounting ourselves hurts others, and have more compassion for them than we show in our self-centered discounting? I believe that if we could just change this one thing in our lives, we could become people we can’t even imagine now."

Neil Sattin presents Personal Development and Overcoming Analysis Paralysis: Find your intuition and learn how to trust it - Living the Well-Rounded Life at posted at Living the Well-Rounded Life at, saying, "Sometimes the more that you try to "use your head" to make a decision, the more confusing a situation can become. In this article I talk about how to get in touch with your intuition, so that your WHOLE self can be a part of your decision-making process. We'll discuss why listening to your intuition is important, and then present some simple methods for figuring out what your inner voice is saying and building your relationship with your intuition."

Luke Muehlhauser presents State of the Self-Help Blogosphere posted at, saying, "The self-help blogosphere needs some big changes."

CBMW presents Are you happy with the identity you’ve chosen? posted at Meme Weaver, saying, "An article about the importance of the identity we've chosen for ourselves."

Craig Harper presents The Power of an Idea. posted at Renovate your life with Craig, saying, ""Who we are, how we are and what our life becomes, is not pre-determined; it's a choice." Fate, schmate. Destiny, schmestiny. Both the refuge of the weak."

That concludes this edition. Please submit your blog article to the next edition of living by design - personal development using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.