Well Designed: A Human Design Podcast

Brandi Healy and Kyle Wood

A podcast that helps health and wellness professionals find more ease in their work. Each episode we'll look at challenges that you might face in running your own business and how human design can help. read less
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Exploring the Intersection of Improv and Human Design with Jamie Clark (6/2 Emotional Manifestor)
05-12-2023
Exploring the Intersection of Improv and Human Design with Jamie Clark (6/2 Emotional Manifestor)
We’re excited to share this episode because today we’re talking to our friend Jamie Clark who is also our first Manifestor on the show. Jamie, who has a background in improv and human design, shares with us how she utilizes these in her company to help people overcome their fear of public speaking through inner child work.We also chat about how Manifestors and Projectors like being asked questions (and what’s different for the two types), a deep dive into the 6th line (profile 6) and how wisdom can be found in feeling angry.Jamie also ends up giving Kyle a mini-session live on the show which we’ve left in unedited.(00:00) - Welcome to today's episode(00:50) - Introducing today's guest, Jamie Clark(02:57) - Is it true that Manifestor's don't like being asked questions?(09:32) - How does a Manifestor end up in improv?(13:53) - How did Jamie first discover Human Design?(19:43) - What does it mean to head 'on to the roof' with a 6 in your profile?(23:03) - What wisdom can Manifestors find in Anger? A perspective shift.(31:06) - How does bitterness show up for Projectors?(39:00) - Jamie gives Kyle a mini-session live on the podcast(55:11) - How to find out more about Jamie and/or work with herLinks to things we mentionThe three of us all met doing our Human Design training with Erin Claire Jones over on Human Design Blueprint.Jamie’s company is called Intentional Improv and she can be contact via Linkedin. She also posts funny Human Design stuff on Instagram @sunflowervigilante.Two TV shows are mentioned (which Brandi knows nothing about, of course) called Parks & Recreation and Broad City.Kyle also mentions a book, The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. It’s all about overcoming our upper limits.
When You Want To Burn It All Down: Gentle Reminders for Each Human Design Type in Business
20-11-2023
When You Want To Burn It All Down: Gentle Reminders for Each Human Design Type in Business
Ever get the feeling that you want to just burn your wellness practice down and do something else?We all get stuck in moments like this and in those moments Human Design can be really helpful. But as we go down the rabbit hole of HD we can get lost in the nitty gritty so today is a reminder of how knowing your type well can tell you a lot about where you might be off track.In this episode we’ve included some gentle reminders for each Human Design Type to help you feel more in flow and alignment.Enjoy the episode!(00:42) - Party On Well Designers (05:19) - Today's topic: Gentle reminders for each Human Design Type (08:23) - Manifesting Generators: Walk your own path (12:00) - Generators: Notice where your energy is taking you (14:27) - Projectors: Trust that the invitations will come (21:40) - Manifestors: It's okay to be weird (29:03) - Reflectors: Ditch productivity for flow (33:12) - Announcement for the Well Designed podcastLinks to things we mention:We kick off the episode talking about Wayne’s World and VCRs which has nothing to do with Human Design but I thought I’d link to them for our younger listeners.We also mention Mariah Hatch’s episode and I thought you might be interested in a couple other episodes we've recorded on type:Give Yourself A Break: How Negative Self-Talk is Pulling You Out Of AlignmentVulnerability Hangovers: Tips for Recharging Based on Your Human Design Type
A Deep Dive Into The Sacral Center and Authority: How To Use This Powerful Center
31-10-2023
A Deep Dive Into The Sacral Center and Authority: How To Use This Powerful Center
In this episode we’re continuing our series on the Human Design centers with the Sacral center. This is such an important center for two reasons:It helps you understand how your energy works best - key for any solo or small business owner.And for some people it’s their authority - which means they can use it as a powerful resource to make decisions.We cover how to find this center on your chart, how to know if it’s defined or undefined and what that means. We also share some practical tools for aligning with the sacral center that you can start using today.So here it is, the Human Design Sacral center explained:(00:00) - Preview: Trusting your gut(01:22) - Welcome back to Well Designed(03:21) - Where to find your sacral center on your Human Design chart and what it represents(04:31) - What it means if your sacral center is shaded/coloured in (the defined sacral center)(05:52) - What to watch out for if you have a defined sacral center(09:04) - How you'll feel when you're in the wisdom of your defined sacral(12:04) - Marker(13:54) - The key: Learning to say no(19:13) - The gift defined sacral centers can give others(20:50) - How undefined and defined centers work together in teams(21:59) - What does is mean to have your sacral center open or undefined(24:20) - The shadow side of the open/undefined sacral center(35:40) - Talking about being in your wisdom with an undefined/open sacral center(38:43) - How you can use your signposts to stay in your wisdomLinks to things we mention:At the start of the pod we mention 2 other episodes on centers that are also authorities. They are the Spleen center episode on the Emotional center episode.We also mention a couple of other podcasts. Non-sacrals (those with an undefined or open sacral center) might enjoy fellow Projector Uma Girash’s podcast, Being Fully Me. Defined sacral beings might enjoy Jackie Murphy’s podcast, Yoga Boss.
Navigating the Challenges of Starting a Wellness Business: Insights from Mariah Hatch (4/6 Sacral Generator)
24-10-2023
Navigating the Challenges of Starting a Wellness Business: Insights from Mariah Hatch (4/6 Sacral Generator)
Yay! We’ve got another guest on the show this week, Mariah Hatch!Mariah is a yoga wellness professional who specialises in helping people process their emotions through meditation, yoga asanas and practical tools. Her Human Design is a 4/6 Sacral Generator.We cover topics such as trusting your gut, the importance of making mistakes, and the power of human design. Mariah shares her experiences as a yoga teacher and her journey in starting her own business.(00:00) - WD016 - Mariah Hatch(01:21) - Welcome to the episode!(04:20) - Our guest's first experience with Human Design(05:23) - Going from helping struggling teens to becoming an emotional wellness coach(10:48) - What stood out to you about your Human Design?(13:29) - How an undefined emotional center can affect your decision making process (16:34) - Getting stuck in your defined mind (19:45) - Why our percieved weaknesses are actually our strengths(23:01) - Looking deeper into an undefinied center(25:35) - Starting a business with a 4 in your profile(36:20) - Why you might feel more like a different type(42:19) - A rundown of the Channel of Vision (1-8) (44:34) - Charging what your worth as a wellness professional(47:33) - An example of using your type's strategy(53:46) - Talking about the 6 Profile - on the cusp of a transition from the 1st to the 2nd phaseLinks to things we mention:Mariah mentioned a book about empaths. The book is The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff.Oh yes, the Book Store Yoga.You can find out more about Mariah Hatch at her website Honey, Be. Yoga and connect on her Instagram @honeybeyoga. She run's monthly virtual sessions like this one.
Understanding Your Throat Center: The Key To Impactful Communication
17-10-2023
Understanding Your Throat Center: The Key To Impactful Communication
Welcome back to Well Designed! In this episode we’re going to talk all about the part of your design that is linked to how to how you communicate.Whether you’re just having a convo with a friend, promoting your business online or trying to organise a workshop, your throat center’s definition will have a lot to say.Brandi has a defined throat and Kyle has an undefined throat so we share real-life stories from both perspectives along with lots of tips for supporting yourself and others (and how to communicate best in your business and marketing too, of course!).Grab a notepad and hit play!(00:00) - Welcome to the podcast(03:15) - Todays topic: The Throat Center(03:47) - Why two people with the same Human Design Type can be so different(06:21) - What is the Throat Center in Human Design?(08:56) - What it means to have the throat center undefined or open(17:28) - How people with undefined throats can help others(19:24) - What it means to have your throat center defined (coloured in)(25:38) - How we prepare differently for this podcast based on our throat definition(28:37) - How your defined throat is influenced by your other centers(33:23) - When the throat is connected to the ego(36:04) - Stay tuned for our free workshopLinks to things we mention:Our other podcast episodes on the centers:Understanding the Spleen Center (Or Why You’re Scared and What The F is Intuition)The Emotional Center: Riding the Wave with Brandi and KylePogo Sticks and Magnesium Baths: Our Guide To Your Root Center
From Broadway to Therapist: Navigating Energy as a Projector w/ Gina Velez (3/6 Splenic Projector)
11-10-2023
From Broadway to Therapist: Navigating Energy as a Projector w/ Gina Velez (3/6 Splenic Projector)
Today we have an amazing yoga coach and therapist-in-training for our guest. Gina Velez is a Human Design Projector with a Splenic (intuitive knowing) Authority.After being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, Gina was fortunate to find a psychologist who introduced her to several integrative practices which in turn lead to her own career in the wellness industry.We chat to her about bring a projector, working in the performing arts (as a non-sacral person), performing on social media, using your splenic authority for big decisions and more.Here are the highlights:(00:00) - WD014 - Gina Velez(00:42) - Welcome to Episode 14 with our guest, Gina Velez(02:29) - Finding wellbing practices through a Tourette's diagnosis(08:12) - Why it's important as a projector to still be seen (12:16) - Working in the performing arts as a projector(14:55) - Seeing posting to social media as a performance(20:06) - What are internal family systems?(20:54) - A great example of waiting for the invitation and using your authority (30:32) - How does the Ego show up in Human Design?(34:47) - The craziness of having a 3/6 profile(37:10) - Gina asks how does Saturn return show up in Human Design?(40:57) - Acting as a Manifesting Generator when you're a Projector(48:07) - Getting caught up in sacral energy (when you're non-sacral)(51:58) - How do you manage your energy as a therapist?Links to things we mention:You can find out more about our guest Gina Velez on her Instagram, @theyogina, Tik Tok, @theyogina, her website, Yogina, and her podcast, Lean into Love.Gina has Tourette Syndrome so I thought I’d link to this article if you’re unfamiliar with it.Gina mentioned studying Internal Family Systems (IFS) and referred to Dick Schwartz’ book No Bad Parts and the movie Inside Out. Gina also has a podcast episode explaining this: LiL: 3 | Exciting News & IFS TherapyWe also gush over the TV show Shrinking and the doco Stutz (and Interstellar).
Give Yourself A Break: How Negative Self-Talk is Pulling You Out Of Alignment
26-09-2023
Give Yourself A Break: How Negative Self-Talk is Pulling You Out Of Alignment
We’re changing things up this episode to look at the Human Design types - in particular we’re looking at what each type tends to make themselves feel guilty for.These feelings of guilt often don’t come from us but instead from the perceived expectations of those around us. The irony is that the guilt often holds us back from being in alignment and flow which actually leaves us less energy to fully support those around us.Listen in as we cover what your negative self-talk might be and a perspective shift that might help you show up differently with more energy and more vibrance.Here's what we cover this episode:(00:00) - Intro to today's episode (00:27) - How to deal with small talk as a Projector (03:42) - Common ways we compare (and envy) other human design types (05:53) - Why Projectors beat themselves up for feeling lazy (or not doing enough) (09:53) - How Projectors can honour and embrace their need for rest (and why the world needs them to) (11:14) - 'Who do you think you are?' The limited belief Manifestors may have (13:20) - How to navigate feelings of guilt as a Manfestor (15:33) - Why Reflectors worry about being high-maintenance (or as Brandi likes to say 'a bit precious' (16:27) - Why being picky is so important for Reflectors (20:18) - How Generators can fall into the people pleasing trap (22:19) - Learning the skill of saying no as a Generator (25:54) - Why Manifesting Generators can worry that they come off as flaky (27:15) - How to embrace your multi-passionate, pivoting self as an MG (31:25) - Some reminders for all of us when we're sending ourselves on a guilt tripLinks to things we mention:You can find us on Instagram at these handles: @welldesignedhd, @modernredhead and @kylewood_bci
Understanding the Spleen Center (Or Why You’re Scared and What The F is Intuition)
19-09-2023
Understanding the Spleen Center (Or Why You’re Scared and What The F is Intuition)
It's time to dive into the Spleen Center - and with that all things intuition, fear and wellbeing.In this episode I, Kyle, share my experiences and insights about using intuition and the spleen as an authority for decision-making. I discuss how intuition has played a crucial role in guiding my choices and how it differs from fear.We also talk about what it's like to have an open or undefined spleen, as Brandi does, and how that can make you more open to others fears. Brandi shares some ways she manages this and how it can actually be a superpower for understanding and supporting others.The Spleen Center plays a big part in how we interact with others and trust ourselves, you won't want to miss this one!Here are the questions we answer in this episode:(01:45) - What is the Spleen Center in Human Design? (02:30) - Where can you find the Spleen Center on your chart? (04:08) - What does it mean if your spleen is undefined or open? (06:54) - Why do you end up taking on others' fears as your own? (10:35) - Why do we amplify the fears of those around us? (11:58) - How can I move through the fears that others are putting onto me? (14:09) - What are other ways you can be in the shadow of your undefined spleen? (16:39) - What are the gifts of having an open or undefined spleen center? (20:35) - What does it mean to have a defined spleen in Human Design? (21:25) - What does it mean to 'follow your intuition'? (27:18) - What does it look like to be in the shadow of your defined spleen? (30:16) - How can I support someone with a defined spleen? Links to things we mention:You can find us on Instagram at these handles: @welldesignedhd, @modernredhead and @kylewood_bciIf you want to know more about how the Spleen Center also acts as an authority, check out this episode: Unleashing Your Innate Genius (Even if it Annoys Your Wife) (Kyle Wood, 2/4 Splenic Projector)Also check out our overview episode of the Human Design centers: Understand Your Inner Superpowers: A Guide to the Human Design Energy Centers
The Emotional Center: Riding the Wave with Brandi and Kyle
12-09-2023
The Emotional Center: Riding the Wave with Brandi and Kyle
Let’s take a deep dive into the Emotional center in Human Design (also known as the Solar Plexus). In this episode we cover how both the defined and undefined/open emotional centers can show up in your life.From being hyper at Disneyland to crying over seemingly nothing, we explore how to align with the sometimes intense energy this center can bring.Here are the questions we answer in this episode:(01:43) - What is the emotional center in Human Design? (03:29) - How can you find on your Human Design chart if you have a defined, undefined or open emotional center? (06:17) - What does it mean to have an undefined or open emotional center? (09:25) - How can others condition you through this center? (11:34) - Why does having an undefined emotional center give you more empathy? (14:54) - How can you navigate difficult conversations and not avoid confrontation? (21:56) - What's a good practice for checking in when you're feeling all the feels? (22:48) - How can people with an undefined/open emotional center best help others? (24:25) - What does it mean to have a defined emotional center? (35:03) - How can you support a child with a defined emotional center? (36:48) - How can you be a good role model as a defined emotional center being? (38:24) - What are some helpful tools to align with your defined emotional center? (40:46) - Can defined emotional center beings be spontaneous? (43:16) - Is the emotional center a motor center? Links to things we mention:You can find us on Instagram at these handles: @welldesignedhd, @modernredhead and @kylewood_bciLook Up Your Human Design chart: Human Design BlueprintBrandi mentioned how the book The Body Keeps The Score was really helpful for her in aligning with her Emotional center.She also mentioned her friend Gina Velez who is a self-love yoga coach.If you want to know more about how the Emotional Center also acts as an authority, check out this episode: Totally Blissed-Out Yoga-Wasted (Brandi Healy, 3/5 Emotional Projector)
Understand Your Inner Superpowers: A Guide to the Human Design Energy Centers
05-09-2023
Understand Your Inner Superpowers: A Guide to the Human Design Energy Centers
In my best infomercial voice: 'Are you tired of trying to copy everyone else to make your business work? Do you want to tap into your hidden strengths and superpowers? Look no further than Human Design energy centers! Plus, this week only, buy one center and you'll get 8 more free!'Ah, but in all seriousness, the centers are a very cool place to learn more about your design and how you operate best. In this episode, we give you the inside scoop on how to harness the power of your Identity Center, Ego Center, Sacral Center, Solar Plexus Center, Root Center, Spleen Center, and more. You'll learn how to work with both defined and undefined centers, and discover the unique gifts that come with each type. Get ready to unleash your inner superpower and take on the world!This episode will give you a great starting point and we’ll follow up with individual in-depth episodes on each center too.(03:19) - What are Centers in Human Design and why do they matter? (06:01) - How can you find your Centers on the HD body graph? (09:51) - What is the Head Center and why does it create a sense of pressure? (11:44) - What is the Ajna (Mind) Center and what's it got to do with making up your mind? (13:37) - What is the Throat Center and what's it got to do with sharing? (15:51) - What is the Identity (G) Center and what does it have to do with nightclubs and nature? (18:49) - What is the Ego (Heart/Willpower) Center and what does it have to do with your self-esteem? (22:34) - What is the Sacral Center and what does it have to do with energy? (24:53) - What is the Root Center and why does it stress you out? (26:42) - What is the Solar Plexus (Emotional) Center and how does it effect our emotions? (28:44) - What is the Spleen Center and what's it got to do with Bear Grylls? (34:02) - Which Center should you focus on integrating first?Links to things we mention:Well Designed IG: @welldesignedhdBrandi Healy IG: @modernredheadBook a call with Brandi: Discovery CallKyle Wood IG: @kylewood_bciLook Up Your Human Design chart: Human Design BlueprintMentioned Episode: Pogo Sticks and Magnesium Baths: Our Guide To Your Root CenterMentioned Episode: Hedvika Ticha: Finding Success Beyond Social Media as a Human Design Reflector
Hedvika Ticha: Finding Success Beyond Social Media as a Human Design Reflector
29-08-2023
Hedvika Ticha: Finding Success Beyond Social Media as a Human Design Reflector
In this episode of Well Designed we had a blast interviewing, Hedvika Ticha, who is a 3/5 Reflector. Hedvika has found a way to harness her ability to mirror others through being a feminine embodiment coach and yoga instructor.We dive into how she quit social media and found success in her business by focusing on in-person connections. We also get into the importance of understanding one's energy and natural rhythms and how your "environment" in human design can affect one's optimal operating space. We ask and answer these questions:(02:27) - When is my best time of day to work? (03:40) - Is Human Design complete bullsh!t? (07:35) - What is it like finding out you're a Reflector? (12:23) - What does it mean for a center to be open or undefined? (Reflectors have all their centers open or undefined) (14:01) - How does being a Reflector show up in your work? (16:31) - How can I achieve, experience and have more by doing less? (20:45) - How do you like to recharge as a Reflector? (24:05) - How does the 3rd line (the 3 in her Profile) show up? (25:53) - Why is 'niching down' bad business advice for some designs? (27:14) - Why aren't there business coaches for Reflectors? (28:37) - How can you deal with social media algorithms when your desire to make content comes and goes? (33:02) - Why did Hedvika leave Instagram? (35:45) - How do most of us interact with Instagram? (38:21) - How do I find clients without using Instagram? (40:17) - What does it mean to have 'Kitchens' as your Human Design Environment? (46:55) - How do you manage your energy running your own businesses as Projectors? (53:04) - How can I get in touch with Hedvika? (55:35) - Outtake - How did you meet and decide to start a Human Design podcast?About our guest, Hedvika Ticha:Hedvika is a feminine embodiment coach for women who are career (or business) driven and also want to look and feel good. She helps her clients get out of their head and back into their body so they can feel more energized, creative and successful. She runs her business UNDO from Berlin, Germany. Links to things we mentioned: Well Designed IG: @welldesignedhdBrandi Healy IG: @modernredheadBook a call with Brandi: Discovery CallKyle Wood IG: @kylewood_bciHedvika's Website: UNDOHedvika's Linked In: Hedvika Tich
Pogo Sticks and Magnesium Baths: Our Guide To Your Root Center
16-08-2023
Pogo Sticks and Magnesium Baths: Our Guide To Your Root Center
In this podcast episode, we discuss how to manage stress and burnout by understanding your Root Center. We explore the differences between an open, undefined and defined Root Center in your Human Design bodygraph and how it can affect your ability to manage stress and impact those around you. We also give you some ways to identify what’s going on for you and some tips for moving through your stress. Here's what we cover in detail (along with links to that part of the episode):(01:41) - Welcome to the show (02:50) - What is the Root Center? (04:16) - What is the difference between a coloured in center and one that isn't? (05:29) - The difference between being in your Shadow or your Wisdom (10:02) - How it Brandi got out of being in the Shadow of her Open Root (15:10) - Why you shouldn't act under pressure (18:17) - How can you release built up stress and pressure? (24:32) - What's the deal with having a defined (coloured in) Root Center? (27:28) - How to move through your stress with a Defined Root (31:03) - How does the Defined Root impact people with an Undefined Root?Links to things we mentioned: Well Designed IG: @welldesignedhdBrandi Healy IG: @modernredheadKyle Wood IG: @kylewood_bciMentioned Episode: What’s The Deal With Those Fractions on My HD Chart? (Human Design Profiles)Mentioned Episode: How We Discovered Human Design (and why we went all in on it)Website: Human Design BlueprintBook: The Body Keeps The ScoreZoe Wood IG: @zoewood.movementProduct: Infrared Sauna BagProduct: Baby Pogo Stick
How We Discovered Human Design (and why we went all in on it)
08-08-2023
How We Discovered Human Design (and why we went all in on it)
In this episode of the Well Designed podcast, Kyle Wood and Brandi Healy discuss their personal journeys of discovering and learning about Human Design. They share their experiences of how this system has impacted their personal lives and relationships, as well as their businesses.Kyle and Brandi also discuss how Human Design is a useful tool for finding your own pathway to success. There's not just one way to achieve success, and that everyone operates differently in business. Human Design provides a framework to better understand oneself and others, and to find unique pathways to success.(01:17) - We welcome you by talking about the weather. Apologies. (03:18) - Today's topic: How we found Human Design (04:20) - Kyle's first thoughts about Human Design (05:58) - Generators speaking to efficiency appeals to me as a Projector (09:05) - How Brandi first came across Human Design (12:50) - How to know when to learn more about Human Design (21:45) - The importance of supportive partners (28:37) - The gift of understanding others' designs (30:24) - How we met and the podcast began (31:47) - Combining two people's charts (33:17) - FarewellsUseful LinksWell Designed IG: @welldesignedhdBrandi Healy IG: @modernredheadKyle Wood IG: @kylewood_bciLook up your Human Design chartJenny Blake's podcasts: Pivot | Free TimeErin Claire Jones links: Website | Instagram | Human Design CourseJovian ArchiveDISC AssessmentPodcast: Be Well by Kelly
What’s The Deal With Those Fractions on My HD Chart? (Human Design Profiles)
02-08-2023
What’s The Deal With Those Fractions on My HD Chart? (Human Design Profiles)
In this episode, we discuss Human Design Profiles and how you can use it to work out how best to use your time and to market your business.From the problem-solving 5 to the integrated wisdom of the 6th line, we explore the nuances of each profile and share personal anecdotes and examples. Tune in to discover how understanding your profile can help you navigate through life's challenges and align with your deeper purpose.(01:17) - Introduction (01:32) - What is your Human Design profile? (05:49) - What it means if you have a 1 in your Human Design Profile (09:10) - What it means if you have a 2 in your Human Design Profile (14:01) - What it means if you have a 3 in your Human Design Profile (21:21) - What it means if you have a 4 in your Human Design Profile (21:32) - Side Note: How the two number work together (28:23) - What it means if you have a 5 in your Human Design Profile (35:29) - What it means if you have a 6 in your Human Design Profile (46:15) - Final thoughts on ProfilesAs a quick reference here are the 6 different Human Design profile numbers:Profile 1: The Investigator. They have a natural inclination towards deep research and analysis.Profile 2: The Hermit. They need alone time to process and can have a fear of being rejected or not seen for who they truly are.Profile 3: The Martyr. They have a tendency to take on too much and learn best through trial and error.Profile 4: The Opportunist. They have a gift for making connections and finding opportunities.Profile 5: The Teacher. They are problem-solvers and often recognized as the go-to person for solutions.Profile 6: The Role Model. They go through three distinct phases of life and end up becoming a mentor and guide to those around them.Useful Links:Well Designed IG: @welldesignedhdBrandi Healy IG: @modernredheadKyle Wood IG: @kylewood_bciBook mentioned: Untamed by Glennon Doyle