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20 Jan 2017
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Show Up For You: Making Self-Care A Priority Now

We are fortunate at Sunrise Springs for the presence and wisdom of our Medicine Wheel. At the heart of our property, the Wheel encourages you to look into and nurture your emotional, physical, spiritual and mental lives and, more specifically, poses particular questions about how well you are caring for yourself in those areas. Self-care…

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16 Jan 2017
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Remembering the Magic

As children, we know the world is alive and full of magic. We know without a doubt that there is life to be discovered around every corner. Each flower, leaf, and tree seems to be inhabited and reaching out. But somehow as we grow older the magic seems to fade bit by bit. There are…

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12 Jan 2017
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Quick and Easy Fermented Vegetables for Good Health

  In a few weeks I have the pleasure of partaking in a fermented foods culinary class, open to the public, here at Sunrise Springs with our brilliant and lovely Chef, Rocky Durham. Specifically, we will focus on vegetable fermentation by bacteria, not the fermentation of fruit, grains, and honey by yeasts—aka the kingdom of…

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3 Jan 2017
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A Poem For the New Year

Circumferential Revisions We travel, we spin through seasons between. The light, the dark. in tilted careen.   Out we move in arcs long we’re pulled back as if then in arms we’re held in the turns.   An orbit is nothing Nor knows nothing about Ideas of with Or those of without. Turn then the…

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13 Dec 2016
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Ancient Rhythms

  In July, my dog Rosie was outside, desperately barking. This is not unusual for her; the neighbors talking will set her off. But she just wouldn’t quit—and then I noticed she was standing in front of a bush, her head bent to the ground. I brought her in and went back outside to explore….

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10 Dec 2016
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Notes From the Road: Sunrise Memories III

The Downs Horses first ran on The Downs racetrack in June of 1971. In its early years, the track, located on 328 acres at the northeast corner of the La Cienega community, was quite successful with upwards of 10,000 bettors in attendance. The resulting traffic jams, Thursday through Saturday during the racing season, were legendary…

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1 Dec 2016
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Notes From the Road: Sunrise Memories, Part II

Facilities Update  It is just in the planning stages but come next spring we may be seeing the first official Sunrise Springs Farm. The area being considered for our farm is the vacant land between the swimming pool and the arroyo.  If things work out, we will have fresh organic produce from our own farm…

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15 Oct 2016
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DIY Herbal Infused Honey

Golden, sweet and oh so tasty, honey is a culinary treat! Honey is a simple way to sweeten your tea, enhance flavor in a new dish, or even treat a sore throat. Many different honeys can be created by infusing them with herbs from your garden or farmer’s market. The key to infusing honey is…

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