Meditation: It’s Not Rocket Surgery

As is the case for many of us, I started meditating at a particularly full and challenging point in my life. I was living on a mountain and my land bordered a Zen Center. It was a major draw for me as I suspected at some point I would benefit from whatever it was they…

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Spring into Laughter

Believe it or not, April was slated as “National Humor Month.” It’s also National Soft Pretzel, Fresh Celery and Welding Month. Yes, really, and while it’s nice to have a pretzel or celery stick while we’re welding once in a while, it would seem that each month would do well to be imbued with a…

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National Puppy Day: Surrender to the Cuteness

From time to time in meditation classes at Sunrise, one can hear the sweet barking of our mommy dog, Honey Pie, or her pups.  (She had a litter of four on February 26th, the night of The Academy Awards and we are presently soliciting Oscar-themed ideas for their names.) Noise is a part of life…

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Trust the Process and Choose Happiness

Recently a questionnaire went out to the countries of the world and their inhabitants.  It was called the World Happiness Report and it measures a general “subjective well being” through the posing of a simple question.  It asks:  “Imagine a ladder, with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top. The…

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Know Thyself: The Foundation of a Joyous Relationship Begins Here

We spend a fair amount of our lives in relationships.  Some would say that we are meant to interact, care for, love and develop intimacy with others.  At any given time, most of us are either alone (which is a relationship with self), actively dating and pursuing a relationship, or partnered up.  Of course there…

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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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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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