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Welcome to the Sunrise Ranch Journal, the official blog of Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado! The purpose is to interact with YOU, both in offering posts related to health, community living, poetry, spiritual growth, education, politics, parenting and family, business, creative arts, and other interesting topics AND in offering YOU a platform to post YOUR ideas about similar topics.

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How to create space for introspection

“I should really do more yoga.” How many times has this thought, or something similar, crossed your mind? If you’re anything like me, you probably lost count a long time ago. I could use any excuse to rationalize my failure to get on the mat: not enough time, too tired, too hungry, not in the […]

Unmentioned secrets in The Secret

Between the movie and bestselling book, The Secret has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. If the word manifestation wasn’t popular before the book and movie release in 2006, it became absolutely pervasive afterward in conversations where personal growth, quantum physics and human potential were concerned. The Secret claims that The Law of Attraction […]

Bumper Stickers I Love #3

submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka As I stated in the initial installment of this series I find a lot of wisdom in bumper stickers and keep a list of them handy for illustrating and driving home points I’m seeking to make in casual conversation or more public statements. Bumper stickers seem to have a marvelous ability […]

Arise Music Festival 2014 – Sunrise Ranch

Arise Music Festival 2014 This is the 2nd Annual Arise Music Festival and will be held at the amazing Sunrise Ranch, in Loveland Colorado. With 365 Acres of land, Sunrise Ranch will be the home of the Arise Music Festival for the next 7 years. Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, Sunrise Ranch offers many unique […]

7 Steps to Get Involved in Your Community

Growing up, I never did much community service.  Besides some light requirements as part of my high school program, volunteering at the local food bank never made it very high on my priority list. Now, years later, I look back and realize there were three big things stopping me from getting involved in my community: […]

Home Is Where the Heart Is

submitted by Larry Pearlman If Home is where the heart is Then may your Home be blessed A shelter from the storms of Life A place of rest, And when each day is over And toil put in its place Your Home’s dear warmth Will bring its smile To light the saddest face! (John McLeod) […]

Avoiding “Gravity Attacks”

submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka The term “gravity attack” is not in any dictionary that I own. As to the time, place and manner of its coinage I know nothing. I first heard it used by one of the presenters at a conference I attended many years ago in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its use brought forth […]

Poems by Ford North

submitted by Ford North Psalm Advice Source guides me to all that I am, want and need Nourishing nectar fuels my surrender sustaining my soul, nurturing…All Besides clear waters, I sit and drink restores my spirit, for the next round Harmonious flow moves me, through Life – day by day Dwell in the home of […]

More Wisdom from Bumper Stickers

submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka As I stated in the initial installment of this series I find a lot of wisdom in bumper stickers and keep a list of them handy for illustrating and driving home points I’m seeking to make in casual conversation or more public statements. Bumper stickers seem to have a marvelous ability […]

Attunement Retreat: April 4–6

Upcoming Event: Attunement Retreat, April 4–6 Stress levels recede. Emotions return to balance. Internal self-healing gets a jump start. These benefits, along with many others, make Attunement an attractive option to those seeking an energy medicine practice. And for those in search of greater understanding and more experience with Attunement, we offer just the thing: […]

Holy Ravioli! Making Pasta Isn’t As Hard As It Seems

  Fresh pasta appears on more and more restaurant menus lately. The soft, doughy texture and old-world charm provide a welcome contrast to dry, boxed noodles. And more than a flavor fad, fresh pasta signifies something more important making a comeback: cooking from scratch. Not only does cooking from scratch imply more fresh, whole food […]

Reflections on Beauty

submitted by Larry Pearlman Sitting on a hillside in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, I look past the violet, yellow, and green homes with their red tile roofs to the pretty little town nestled in this verdant valley of hills/mountains. Through the palms and tree leaves swaying in the brisk morning breeze, I see a peaceful […]

From Externals to Internals: Replacing Religion with Primal Spirituality

submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka David Karchere, the director of the Sunrise Ranch spiritual community where I live, recently posed this question in a talk he gave to the community: “Why do people create religion, particularly religion that distorts the nature of Being?” He went on to answer his question this way: “Behind a convoluted religion […]

Farm-to-table with Sunrise Ranch

Hurrah! for farmers’ markets and local food producers! Consumers are becoming more aware and educated about their food and the importance of nutrition. The farm-to-table movement consists of eating local and seasonal food right from the ground or pasture to your plate. Gathering food from the source ensures the freshest quality of meats and produce […]

Chef Ace Linne-Speidel and RMIM to Offer Butchering Class at Sunrise Ranch

On Feb. 1, Sunrise Ranch Sous Chef Ace Linne-Speidel will team up with the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat (RMIM) to offer an introductory butchering demonstration and public class to be hosted at Sunrise Ranch. Linne-Speidel will work side-by-side with students over the weekend, then develop his butchering skills further with a 6-week course at […]

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