By Whitney Hess & Paul McAleer
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A podcast exploring design as it applies to life and personal growth.
||Clean#30: Thinking and Making||Is self-inquiry enough? Or do we need to produce external, physical artifacts to express and share our talents, creativity and wisdom? In this episode, the finale of Season 3, Paul and Whitney question the value of work and its inner and outer manifesta||9/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29: Letting Go||What would happen if we stopped trying to control everything in our lives? What does it mean to put aside outcomes and accomplishments, and just allow things to happen without planning them?||9/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28: Stealing||When we think about stealing, odds are good we think about stuff – and yes, Whitney and Paul discuss that at length. Beyond that, though, the idea of stealing energy in order to make ourselves feel better is also explored – does it really help us?||7/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27: Neat and Tidy||This week: cleanliness, both inside and out.||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26: Self-Restraint||Is self-restraint a valuable trait? In this episode, Whitney & Paul dive in to this topic and find that flexibility and mindfulness drive our own self-restraint.||6/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: Contentment in the Present Moment||How can we focus and cultivate contentment in the present moment, no matter what that moment looks like?||5/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24: Something's Come Up||This week we talk about self-discipline. Scheduling, commitments, habits... these all reflect how we stick to things. Or do they?||5/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: Compassion||In this episode, we discuss the compassion we have with ourselves and others, particularly in times of turmoil.||5/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22: Never Enough||Does our preoccupation with getting what we want get in the way of wanting what we have?||4/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21: The Truth||What do we do to find our own personal truth? What does it feel like to be truthful with ourselves and others?||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20: Stop Reading the Book!||On this episode we discuss comparisons and the stories we carry in our heads.||9/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19: Recharging||On this episode, we delve into the topic of recharging. How do you fill yourself up again, and stay motivated?||8/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: Under Pressure||In this week's episode, we explore stress. What is stress? What causes stress and how can we deal with it?||7/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: Permission Granted||This week, Paul and Whitney talk about waiting for permission. When is the right time to ignore what other people are giving you permission to do, and start doing the things you want to do?||7/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: Ready, Set, Go||Both Paul and Whitney have been working on what it means to be ready for something. In this episode, they get to the heart of readiness and how it relates to the story - or website redesign! - that is our lives.||7/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: Growing Up||In this episode, Paul and Whitney dig in to the components of growth, with a focus on both the positive and negative.||5/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: The Breakthrough with Roz Duffy||In this episode, Paul and Whitney explore anxiety after Paul realizes that it may not be exactly the same as fear. Plus, we talk with Roz Duffy about how to let yourself experience life and creativity.||5/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: Making Things Happen with Karen McGrane||In lucky episode 13, Paul and Whitney dig into work and effort. Then we sit down with the great Karen McGrane. Karen shares how she divvies up her days and her efforts, the balance of client work & non-client work, & chasing down interesting ideas.||5/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: High on Life with Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman||In this episode, we talk about energy. What does it mean when we feel high energy or low energy? How do we balance our energy and find grounding? This is the episode where Paul finally talks chakras, and we explain it in a way that hopefully doesn't sound too "whoo-whoo." Also, we interview Center Centre's Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman on how she stays energetic through stress.||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: Good Intentions with Gina Trapani||On this episode, Paul and Whitney talk intention. We hear the phrase "good intentions" often but, is intention enough? Plus, we're joined by the great Gina Trapani to discuss how she thinks about intention.||3/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: Too Much Past||Are regrets really all that bad? In this episode Whitney and Paul dive in and get right to it: why we feel regret, how it's triggered, and how to see it as an opportunity.||10/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: Embracing the Suffering||Whitney and Paul talk compassion and wisdom in this episode, as it pertains to others as well as the self. Does the way we see others affect compassion?||10/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: Sam I Am||What do we get out of making ourselves a noun?||9/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: Nothing Lasts||Nothing in life is permanent and yet, we try to act like it is. In this episode Whitney and Paul dig deep into what constant change looks and feels like.||9/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Being Seen||Is vulnerability necessary for personal growth?||8/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: No Means Yes||Why do we allow distractions to divert our attention and fragment our time, keeping us away from doing what really matters to us? In this episode, Paul and Whitney discuss what it means to concentrate, to pay attention, to focus–which always requires saying no to ourselves and others. When does a desire for productivity begin to diminish the quality of our lives? And is technology to blame or is it just human nature?||8/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: Good Enough||In this episode Whitney and Paul talk about balance. Can one achieve balance? Is it something that one can obtain over time? Is it permanent? And are Gummy vitamins a form of balance? (Spoiler: they are!)||7/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Getting to Know You||Becoming aware of yourself, your body, your surroundings... it's tough stuff. In this episode, Whitney and Paul talk about how they've succeeded and faltered with self-awareness through their lives. Also: empathy for others and for one's self.||7/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Too Much Future||Fear! In this episode, we talk about fear and living in the future.||7/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: The Hamster Wheel||In the first episode of Designing Yourself, Whitney & Paul talk about the separation of one's self. We allow parts of ourselves to post things in various mediums, but does that give a picture of who we are, fully? Can it? They also talk about to do lists, starting things, and selflessness versus selfishness.||7/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Rated Good For Now
The show has good conversation and topics causing me to look at myself and past experiences and interactions. Thought provoking to say the least.
Listen and reflect
This show has consistently bad audio quality, but if you can get past that...
I've never fancied myself the "self-improvement" type, and my stomach turns at some of the hippy-dippy language, but when I open my mind to new and different ideas in Designing Yourself I always learn something valuable and consider myself from a different point of view.
If you think you're not the type to enjoy this kind of content, give it a real try, you might enjoy it.
An honest and insightful conversation
Hosts Whitney Hess and Paul McAleer don't hold anything back, and that's what makes the show. It's personal in a way the audience can relate, and it makes you think about important issues every person faces in their lives. Thanks for this show!