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Annapolis Woman Finding Love in All the Unusual Places

| February 12, 2021, 09:40 AM

A local Annapolis woman  is helping people find love, hope and a little fun during these uncertain times. This Valentine’s Day Anna Nardone Hayden founder of the One Million Hearts Challenge asks people to look for love in the most unexpected places…..potato chips, rocks, leaves, clouds, pets, pickles and more. These naturally shaped hearts are literally everywhere and all around us.

With almost 7,000 hearts already found and shared through social media, these hearts are connecting people globally, bringing hope, creating mindfulness, and reminding us that love is always there.

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“As I shared my heart findings, people started sending me their hearts from all over the world – Italy, Norway, Mauritius, England, Sweden,” says Anna Nardone Hayden. “I instantly discovered a community of amazing Heart Finders.”

These hearts are treasures, scattered along our paths to remind us that we are loved. Bringing our hearts together, we will transform ourselves and our global community toward more love, which powerfully unites us. --Anna Nardone… Click To Tweet

What started out two years ago as just a fun pastime of sharing heart posts has grown into a movement transforming fear into hope, isolation to connection, overwhelm into mindfulness, and darkness to light. Amidst the turmoil of our global community, these hearts remind us that love really conquers all. “Each heart finding is like a little deposit of love in your piggy bank of emotional well-being,” says Hayden.

Affected by others’ personal stories affirming the many ways the heart findings uplifted them just when they needed it and opened their eyes to more love in their lives, Anna was inspired to launch the One Million Hearts challenge. Knowing the positive cumulative effect of the collective heart, she imagined shifting the world toward more love and kindness by encouraging people to find hearts.

“Spreading love was never so easy, fun and impactful! Once you tune in, you will begin to see these hearts. My oldest child said, ‘Mommy, look a heart!  You said that when we saw the pictures of hearts, it would plant a seed in our minds and then we would see the hearts.  Look, now there is one!’” said Hayden.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and aware of our most unusual circumstances, take the One Million Hearts Challenge in 3 simple steps:

  1. Find a Heart
  2. Share your heart photo on IG, FB, Twitter with #TheHeartFinders
  3. Ask others to do the same and help spread Love.

“These hearts are treasures, scattered along our paths to remind us that we are loved. Bringing our hearts together, we will transform ourselves and our global community toward more love, which powerfully unites us.” Anna Nardone Hayden

For more information, you can contact Anna Nardone Hayden directly at [email protected].

To see more, check out Anna Nardone Hayden’s Instagram page and her Facebook group, The Heart Finders.

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