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23 Mar 2017
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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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21 Mar 2017
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Spring Equinox: New Beginnings

The first day of Spring is here and with it all the possibilities of a fruitful growing season! Now is the time to dust off your gardening books, pull out your seed catalogs and deep dive into garden planning. Seeds are the perfect metaphor for spring. Every seed holds within it the potential of a…

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20 Mar 2017
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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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15 Mar 2017
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Notes From the Road: A Rich History

The Peopling of the La Cienega Area A few weeks ago, Sunrise hosted a presentation of local history by Mike Taylor, Lolly Martin, and Marcos Rosacker who discussed the history of the area from several perspectives.  Mike, Lolly and Marcus are friends who share a passion for the history and traditions of the La Cienega…

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10 Mar 2017
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A Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet

After being requested to write about a plant-based diet, I wondered how to encapsulate this diet—the most delicious, vibrant, juicy way to promote health—into a brief piece? So this will lead to more installments, as it is a topic too good to contain in one post. Eating is something we all do, and there are…

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6 Mar 2017
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Hiking, Owlets and More!

Last April I was honored to be selected as the first, and currently, only guide in Sunrise Spring’s walks and hiking program. Eventually I expect we will have multiple guides but I was brought on board to get the program up and going. You can read more about my background in outdoor sports and activities…

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1 Mar 2017
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Notes From the Road: Organic Farming in La Cienega

Community News The Green Tractor Farm in Lower La Cienega is under new ownership, but the apple hasn’t fallen too far from the tree. In 2000 Tom and Mary Dixon left their successful construction business behind and started Green Tractor Farm on five acres of land that Tom grew up on. The farm is named…

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24 Feb 2017
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Inspired Indoor Greenery

  Winter can feel long at times. It can be easy to begin to yearn for the greenness of plants and the vivid colors of flowers. But why wait for Spring when you can integrate a few plants into your home or office right now? Beauty with Benefits A cheerful plant in a sunny window…

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