Saturday, July 9, 2016
We live in tumultuous times. When fear, anxiety, stress, and uncertainty are on the rise, anger and hate often follow. And where there is anger and hate, there is also fear and anxiety, creating a vicious circle. It’s hard to know how to break the cycle.
But break the cycle we must. And there is only one place to start – with yourself. Examine your own beliefs and assumptions, your own behaviors and actions. Weed out that which is toxic and feed that which springs from love. Anger, hate, fear, and anxiety are defeated with kindness, common courtesy, and respect for others. It may seem simplistic but the truth often is.
Friday, February 5, 2016
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." -G.K. Chesterton
Exciting news! Harmony Moon celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Oh my! Time does fly and it's been a wild and joyous ride.
Here are some highlights from Harmony Moon's history:
We increased the awareness of the fair trade movement in our local communities through our sponsorship of the Fair Trade Resource Network and our partnerships with Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria and with The Sacred Circle and Cranberry's in Staunton to celebrate and promote World Fair Trade Day.
We were there at the beginning of the farm-to-table movement. Harmony Moon was the very first in Alexandria to offer CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm shares to our customers through partnerships with The Farmstead at Charlotte Hall in Maryland and Great Country Farms in Virginia.
We participated in Washington, DC's first ever Green Festival. Harmony Moon was an early member of Green America's Green Business Network and we were awarded the organization's coveted GOLD medal for our green practices.
We saved the lives of dozens of cats and kittens by helping them find their forever homes through our partnerships with local cat rescue groups such as King Street Cats and Tails High in Alexandria, and Cat's Cradle and H.O.P.E. in Staunton.
In the weeks and months to come, we will continue to share stories of our many adventures and the many wonderful people we have met along the way.
And we continue to feel awe, wonder, and enormous gratitude to the many talented, creative, thought-filled, engaged, uplifting, spiritual, change-makers and activists who, like you, are our friends and customers and who really do believe that one person has the power to change the world.
We are so very grateful for your love and support. Thank you for allowing us to serve you these twenty years. You fill us with happiness doubled by wonder.
And now, let the adventures continue...