Harmony Moon’s World Peace Wish Tree

Harmony Moon’s World Peace Wish Tree You may have noticed the World Peace Wish Tree in our front window at Harmony Moon, the one with all the colorful tags tied to its branches.  We started this tradition at Harmony Moon many years ago and it has been our most popular holiday activity ever since.   Our Wish Tree is based on

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50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

Yes, the hippie in me still believes in peace, love, equality, inclusion, justice, and kindness.  Universal values, to be sure.  And I still believe in the goodness of humankind and the healing power of music.  And friendship and compassion.  And flowers. This summer marks the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, when more than 100,000 hippie peaceniks descended on

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Hygge & Happiness

In the darkest of times, with cold winds and raging storms all around, the Danish have devised a weapon of first resort.  A weapon that can eliminate, or at least diminish, the feelings of stress, sadness, and hopelessness that often arise in their long, dark, cold winters. That weapon is “hygge.” Pronounced “hue-guh,” the concept is not easily translated into

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The science of kindness: Did you know that engaging in acts of altruism and kindness can increase the production of the chemicals oxytocin and serotonin in your body? This increase can lead to greater self-esteem and feelings of optimism and happiness. It can also reduce levels of stress, anxiety, and depression.  In other words, the kinder you are to others, the happier

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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

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Happiness Doubled by Wonder

“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

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