We all have an innate ability to connect to the collective intelligence. To be in our bodies. To feel. But these predominantly feminine qualities are seen as weaknesses in a patriarchal culture, so we disown these vital parts of ourselves. What would happen if we used intuition AND logic to make decisions? What if we could access and acknowledge the message behind our emotions? What becomes possible when we reconnect with our feminine genius?

Today, we’re joined by LiYana Silver, the mentor, speaker and author behind Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman. She supports success-minded women in waking up their body wisdom and turning on their feminine strength—in and out of the office. In her 13-plus years of private coaching practice, LiYana has worked with artists, healers, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 executives, and her work has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post and Jezebel, among many other media outlets.

LiYana begins by defining feminine genius and describing the vitality and personal satisfaction that come from plugging into the wisdom of our bodies. She offers insight around accessing our intuition when it comes to business and putting pleasure before productivity to get more done and improve the quality of our work. LiYana also speaks to why competition among women is in our cultural DNA and how we can practice letting other women in. Listen in to understand the benefit of connecting to the collective soul and learn to value the core messages in emotions like anger, grief and depression.


Themes explored in this week’s episode:

  • How LiYana defines feminine genius
  • LiYana’s personal story of being at war with herself and how it led to her current work
  • How all people can benefit from accessing the qualities of feminine genius
  • The vitality and personal satisfaction that come from tapping into your feminine genius
  • LiYana’s insight around leveraging your intuition at work
  • How people pleasers and perfectionists benefit from connecting to the collective intelligence
  • Why competition among women is in our cultural DNA + how we can promote the practice of letting other women in
  • The value in learning to honor our feelings and acknowledge the core message in emotions like anger, grief and depression
  • Recognizing the wisdom and intelligence in the ugly and crazy parts of ourselves



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Quotes from the episode:

“Feminine genius is a cocktail of certain strengths—our intuition, our ability to connect, our sensuality, our ability to be in our bodies, to feel.”

“I just started to feel like my body … was against my dreams.”

“When you are at war with yourself and you win, who loses?”

“We can’t cut out part of anything and expect it not to damage the whole.”

“One of the main ways that we do damage to boys and men is to tell them they cannot express or feel pain, that the vulnerable parts of them are not acceptable.”

“My intuition, my body, has access to information that our brains do not have.”

“Me feeling good in my body, not overriding my body, sets the stage for productivity.”

“Let’s get you whole and happy.”

“Competing with other women is in our cultural DNA.”

“Vulnerability, or saying what’s so, is a tremendous strength.”

“Anger is here to tell you that something you value tremendously feels threatened.”

“How can I be a conduit for my full power?”

“You cannot have grief without love. The grief process is part of honoring that love.”

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