What is Feminine and Masculine Energy?

By Kristen Knepper

No matter our physical sex, we all have both masculine and feminine energy.  But in the American workplace, feminine energy has become vastly undervalued.

Feminine energy is defined as motion seeking safety.  The feminine’s great desire is to have her feelings cherished.  The Feminine is intuitive, abstract, patient, receptive, nurturing, allowing, soft, creative and calm.  She learns through praise, and is associated with being still and holding space.

Masculine energy is defined as presence seeking freedom. The masculine’s greatest desire is to have his thoughts respected.  The masculine is analytical, impatient, rushing, logical, concrete, assertive, and organized.  He learns through challenge and is associated with doing and being in action.

Although masculine traits dominate the workplace, the value of the feminine is just being untapped.  The ability to hold space for employees rather than micro-managing or throwing them into the deep end, encourages new ideas, and allows for collaboration and creativity.  Creativity is the birthplace for innovation, and without innovation, business dies.  Emotional intelligence also known as EQ, another feminine trait, is defined as the ability to connect and empathize.  A high EQ has been deemed the #1 leadership trait for successful C level candidates.  

Competition and assertiveness have their place, but sustainable leadership requires feminine energy.

Kristen Knepper - Attorney, speaker, professional development expert and Me Tyme Network Guru.

Kristen specializes in gender inclusion, leading workshops on the power of feminine energy in leadership, negotiations, and change management. Learn more at www.kristenknepper.com 


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Top Three Keys to Create Relationship Intimacy

By Linda O’Keefe


For as much as we all want and need close connection, especially in our significant relationships, most of us are challenged to allow it. The instant connection we naturally feel at the beginning of a relationship somehow starts to dissolve into insecurities and power struggles. And right there, when each start to move away, is actually the first opportunity to create true intimacy.

Intimacy means “into me see” and we must be willing to let our vulnerable feelings be seen and heard. This can be terrifying, especially if we have experienced wounding in the past.

Building intimacy means...

Move towards your partner instead of away when insecurities or fears arise. Initiate a conversation in a private/quiet time to share feelings.

Avoid blaming or shaming Remember that anger is often a “secondary emotion”, one used to protect something more vulnerable below the surface, like hurt or fear.

Speak vulnerably about how you they feel. “I felt afraid, hurt, confused,” 

Intimacy is the practice of allowing ourselves to be fully, vulnerably seen.

Linda O’Keefe - LCSW, and Me Tyme Network Guru. Linda is the Creator and Founder of A Radical Shift, a transformative program that blends psychology, spirituality and brain science to reunite participants with their essential selves AND release all that is non-essential. Visit www.aradicalshift.com to learn more. Watch the Me Tyme Minute on the Top Three Keys to Create Relationship Intimacy.


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