Spirituality

#1059 Older ladies rock! And so does Donnalou Stevens

Donnalou Stevens

Donnalou Stevens will make you cheer; photo from her Facebook page

If you’re feeling down, meet the irrepressible Donnalou Stevens. Her Older Ladies video will rocket your spirits right out of the doldrums. It is no wonder it has gone viral since it was posted on YouTube in early June.

As an artist she creates joy and magic with her colourful art. She says in her Kickstarter video below that when people kept telling her the lyrics of her songs wouldn’t leave their heads, she decided she was never going to write another negative song. Her vision for her next project, If I Were Enlightened, is no small potatoes. She says:

I see this campaign in and of itself as an art project, a big collaboration, worldwide, with whoever wants to be a part of it, like a community, a community that stands for kindness, generosity, magic and play and celebration. That’s really what I want to create.

The 55-year-old says she feels as if she just got her wings, and it’s time to fly. Her Kickstarter fundraiser passed its original goal with time to spare. That means more good times are coming, and we are all invited.

Yee haw! Donnalou Stevens gives me hope.

You can follow Donnalou Stevens on Facebook and Twitter.

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#959 Catch the hope habit

Blossoming cherry tree

“Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi A lot of people share my appreciation for the quote from Rumi. It appears all over the Web,…

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#956 A path from despair to hope

Light at the end of the tunnel

Flip Wilson used to make me laugh when one of his characters would exclaim, “The devil made me do it!” What he played for laughs is not far from the truth for a lot of people. The metaphorical devil may…

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#944 Sharing the wealth

Mahatma Gandhi with Vinoba Bhave

In a world where the richest 85 people have amassed assets equivalent to 3.5 billion of the poorest (half the world’s population), we could use another Vinayak Bhave. Given the diminutive name, Vinoba, by his mentor and friend, Mahatma Gandhi,…

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#935 A gentle guide to mindfulness

Maitri Libellule

Mindfulness does not come easily to my chattery brain. So I am fascinated by my friend Maitri Libellule’s journey of 365 Days of Mindfulness. She writes about it with depth and grace and a healthy dose of humour. The other…

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