Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Building Dreams in Nashville

Pond - The Gentle Barn - Nashville Tennessee

Jay and I are in Nashville preparing the property for the animals coming in at the end of July, and our grand opening at the end of August. We’re working extremely hard, but loving every second of it!

We spent the first few days preparing the house so staff and volunteers could stay and help. Then we moved on to hardware stores, measuring, and ordering materials so we could start building fences for our barnyards. We haven’t even been here a week and our feet and backs are sore. But we have permanent smiles on our faces and our hearts are elated.

Each evening we walk the property and it is just gorgeous here! We have seen five deer who live on the property and come out at dusk to eat the sweet grasses. There are butterflies everywhere. We have chanting frogs and toads in the lake who give a concert all night. We even saw a groundhog who kept poking his head up to play hide and seek with us. The air smells like flowers. There is always a slight breeze kissing our cheeks. And there is a healing, magical energy here that you just need to feel for yourself. It is paradise. The potential to heal both animals and people alike on this land, and to connect all of us back to the love inside us, is tremendous!

Each evening walk we take, each day of work we accomplish, and each sunrise we get to behold is because of your support. We carry you with us as we go, with deep gratitude and appreciation that we get to build this dream in Nashville. The tickets to our grand opening on August 26th are now available, please come to Nashville and see how beautiful the world can be when we are Gentle.

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Since its founding in 1984 CRYSTAL™ Deodorant has been a vegan, non-toxic, mineral-based line, focused on providing products that are cruelty-free. MyCHELLE Dermaceuticals®, founded in 2000, is known as the creators of the clean skincare movement, and is a brand dedicated to developing high-end, results-driven, cruelty-free products.

Animal testing is still such a problem in the beauty industry and in personal care products. We feel that it is our corporate mission to lead a different way and that is something we are proud to have done with our brands for more than 35 years. CRYSTAL™ and MyCHELLE® are proud to sponsor The Gentle Barns Gentle 12 program for the month of September.
- Catie Wiggy, Vice President of Marketing & Product Innovation for MyChelle Dermaceuticals and CRYSTAL.