Dream For Daughters: Strong Like Mountain, Soft As Feather

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Hear of my heart Strong Like Mountain, Soft As Feather

Last night I was with my Dream Girls – these ladies from 8 Women Dream – awesome women who do awesome things.

We watched a documentary called, WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?

I can’t get the movie out of my mind.

It brought up all my old feminist BS that I carry. I no longer thrive on man-bashing, so I had to re-think my feelings before I started my post. My sister and I were the first two women in the Laborers Union in Sonoma County, California. We got in because my Dad hired us on his road crew.

The men hated us.

We were screamed at, spit on and referred to as the “flag cun_s.” (yes, THAT word).

Now fast forward 30 years, and here we are again in this movie:

  • still fighting for our place in the sun.
  • still choosing to live from the creative feminine source, because, well because we are women and that’s how we roll.

I woke up this morning with Wayne Dyer rolling around in my head. Does this mean I want him rolling around in my bed?

Maybe . . .

But like my girl Oprah says,

This is what I know for sure.” Wayne is right-on when he says, “Always return to softness and kindness – stay low like water, slowly wearing down the barriers.

I have a painting in my home that I bought on vacation.

It is a curvy, beautiful woman sitting on a rock with some feathers around her body. The name of it is Strong Like A Mountain, Soft As A Feather. It deeply resonates with how I feel as a woman.

I’m thrilled women are connecting and gathering in groups to do work that needs to be done. I encourage you to do the same. Our daughters (and sons) will greatly benefit from the steps we take now.

There is a matriarchal re-birth happening and I am psyched to be part of it. Order the movie, Who Does She Think She Is, gather your girlfriends and watch it. You’ll be surprised at the strength it gives you.

Please comment on how you are involved in this movement of Divine Femininity. We want to hear from you!

And remember. . .

It’s never to late to be what you might have been ~ Mary Ann Evans

I don’t quite have a rap for this yet, but I’ll think of one this week.

Oh and one more thing – let’s have a vote on who’s hotter, Wayne Dyer or Anthony Robbins – just for fun. Don’t mince words, I want some spicy insight on your vote.

Keep on dreamin!


Laurie has several amazing dreams going on in her life at this time. She left 8 Women Dream in November of 2010 to work on Club B and her Nia business.

  • Yolonda

    Awesome post! I love the women-power thing!

  • Thanks Brenda, yes I love Anthonys voice too! Shellie, I love how women are talking about how truly important mothering is. Speaking of that, I can’t believe school starts tomorrow. My last one starts her senior year. Woo hoo.
    Blessings, Laurie

  • Brenda

    Anthony for sure, his deep voice is gorgeous. Great post Laurie. I’ve got the movie “Who does she think she is” on my to see list.

  • Thanks Shellie, being a Mom is a real powerful time of our lives and it goes by quickly…..have fun!
    Blessings, Laurie

  • sorry, (contagious)

  • Thank you for the great blog!

    Three years ago when I asked myself the really hard question “What do you want to do?” I received a really easy answer. “I want to be a wonderful mother to my children and give them a beautiful childhood.” I immediately quit my job, held my husband in my loving arms and we both joyfully agreed that this is my calling.

    I bucked all convention held by many of my female family members, and had to shake off the stink of the male family members projecting their disgust in my not “contributing” to the household income. I focused my thoughts on kindness, softness and in love for the magical person I felt I was becoming. I no longer hate house work. I now see it as the art of homekeeping. Cooking and baking most things from scratch are thoughtful times when I remind myself of how much we have to be grateful for, and I love it! I home educate my little loves and I don’t pray for patience, I send out words and actions of gratitude for the gift of being in their presence.

    Even though we spend 24/7 together, I still visit 3 or 4 times in the night to watch my children sleeping. I feel more like a woman, and more like who I am meant to be than at any other time in my life.

    I no longer dwell in thoughts of what others might think because everything I do is from a place of love for my children, for all children, and I am hoping it will become contageous:)

    • Brenda

      I absolutely love what you’ve said here Shellie…so beautiful and so rare these days. Good for you!

      • Thank you so much for the supportive words, I deeply appreciate it!

  • Heather, CEO and serial entrepreneur

    I loved that movie! It was an incredibly well told and produced film. I had a blast sharing with my fellow dreamers.

    I’d have to go with Anthony. Very tall, and have you seen the size of his hands?

    Thanks for the great post! – Heather

  • Remy G

    Wayne for SURE! what a hunk. I can just imagine sitting there in a quiet, rainy afternoon, in front of a fire, listening to him talk about self realization. Oh, and Im sure his wife could be there too. lol

    I loved that movie too, and I haven’t quite had the ability to shake it either.

    Great post! Rem

  • Julie

    Excellent blog! I definitely love how it is easy on my eyes as well as the info are well written. That painting is beautiful.

  • Mariska Smith

    Cute post but I miss your rap!

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  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Tony Robbins because he’s olive-skinned with brown hair and that’s my thing ;-)

    I love that movie – the women are so amazing.

    I am participating by forming this group. I want to leave something more behind than just my son.

    My words will be saved on the Internet forever. He will be able to read me when he’s 80.

    We have to get all the girls together and go see Eat, Pray, Love next Sunday!

    Hugs, Cath