I created a shop for you. And it just launched.
I’ve been working on this creative endeavor for a year. And it’s purpose is near and dear to me.
It’s purpose is to remind us what matters the most: cultivating more love for ourselves and love for others.
To me, there is nothing more important.
It is this endeavor that can heal us at the core – and also heal the world.
It turns out, that the act of creating this shop itself even healed me in it’s own way.
I was going through a difficult phase for awhile with lots of disappointing situations with business, family, living far from home, etc. – complete with feelings of despair, failure, and loss. Thanksgiving and Christmas were upon me and I felt incapable of celebrating.
Meanwhile, refugees were literally trying to survive the winter living in freezing tents in overcrowded camps. 🙁
So, I decided I needed to get myself out of the house doing something- anything – to help raise money. I remembered that I once wore a handmade wool sweater on Facebook and it got some extra attention. So that was it. I decided I’d get more of those sweaters to sell as a fundraiser on my blog.
Soon I found myself walking through the colonial streets of Cuenca, looking for more treasured items that I could sell. Baskets. Bags. Sweaters. This hunt became the brightest spot of my year. I felt so alive being able to contribute to other humans greatly in need.
Today, I offer you A Shop About Love – your online source for global artisanal goods rooted in home, self-care, and wellness.
This shop is our way of getting you some items that can really help you to have more self-love and bring more love to the world.
Each item has an intention behind it – a purpose in helping you to be reminded of your power and greatness.
Let each piece be a living affirmation – a reminder on a daily basis that that you are worthy of love, you are lovable just as you are, you are capable of achieving great things, you are worthy of care and pleasure and time for yourself, and your love and energy can be used for good in this world.
Know that every item is created with love in mind…love for you, love for the people who created the items, love for the earth, love for causes we work to support, and love for each other.
This shop is my love letter to you – to all of you wanting to heal your lives.
With that, we thank you for being on this path with us.
And now I’d absolutely LOVE to hear what you think of the shop!
Mara + Danny
P.S. We’ve opened the shop with 20% off of EVERYTHING until 11/24! Use code: LOVESHOP through Black Friday.
We’d be so honored to be your source for a Christmas gift or two this season. 😉