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5 May 2017
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Trees R Us

Trees, both on-site and off-site, are a big part of any experience at Sunrise Springs. My previous blog, Tree Human Connection, looked at on-site trees, particularly the Rio Grande cottonwoods that grace the pond area. Through the excellent off-site hiking program offered by Sunrise, our guests can also receive an introduction to many of the…

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5 May 2017
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Tree-Human Connection

In the past few years a science of sorts has been emerging that tracks the subtle yet profound associations and connections that exist between trees and humans. With National Arbor Day’s celebration of trees (the last Friday every April), it seems like a good time to look at the role trees play at Sunrise Springs, both…

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5 May 2017
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Far Reaching Forests

  Growing up in the forests of upstate New York, I was in awe of the graceful lines of the birch trees in winter, the heavy limbs of sprawling gnarled oaks reaching up toward the sky and the overladen apple trees in the orchard near my home. I spent many days drawing, writing and dreaming…

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5 May 2017
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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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5 May 2017
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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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22 Apr 2017
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Earth Day

It’s Earth Day! The one day each year where we all stop to take stock of the environment surrounding us. From the plants and animals to the air and soil, we slow down to appreciate the life sustaining forces on the planet. When you turn on the news, it can be easy to get the…

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10 Apr 2017
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World Health Day

The theme of World Health Day this year, run by the World Health Organization, is “Depression, Let’s Talk”.  Worldwide, depression is THE leading cause of ill health and disability and rates have increased 18% between 2005 and 2015. The WHO has a one year global campaign on depression and this day in April is the…

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1 Apr 2017
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Notes From the Road: (Not the Last) Ditch Efforts

Connections to Community In recounting my connections to Sunrise Springs, I forgot one, New Mexico Algae, a business my three partners (all La Cienega residents) and I started over four years ago.  When we first began organizing the business, we held business lunch meetings at Sunrise Springs on an almost weekly basis. Our business continues…

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