30 episodes

A podcast exploring design as it applies to life and personal growth.

Designing Yourself Whitney Hess & Paul McAleer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 12 Ratings

A podcast exploring design as it applies to life and personal growth.

    #30: Thinking and Making

    #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 manifestations.

    • 38 min
    #29: Letting Go

    #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? In this episode, Whitney and Paul talk about surrendering to the universe and the freedom that can come as a result of letting go.

    • 39 min
    #28: Stealing

    #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?

    • 34 min
    #27: Neat and Tidy

    #27: Neat and Tidy

    This week, Whitney and Paul talk cleanliness. Paul nerds out about keeping things in a certain place and order – and the ramifications of those decisions – while Whitney introduces the idea of being clean on the inside and what that means for her.

    • 37 min
    #26: Self-Restraint

    #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.

    • 32 min
    #25: Contentment in the Present Moment

    #25: Contentment in the Present Moment

    This week, Whitney and Paul explore the concept of contentment. A surprising amount of work goes into it – focusing on the present moment, and what we truly have and need.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

lyonsinbeta ,

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.

tracybee2 ,

Interesting + thoughtful

I've listened to many of the episodes and have enjoyed them all. Interesting conversations to listen in on.

joshintosh ,

Nice show

I enjoy the relaxed conversational tone, and it's usually about issues that relate to my life. Good job guys.

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