The Renaissance Experience

The Renaissance Experience

Freshly Fallen Leaves, A Time For Reflection

by Renaissance Farms on 10/24/19

We had our first chilled night.  The expression “fall is in the air” could not have been more true.  You can begin to see the changing of colors on the mountainside.  Soon there will be hues of orange, red, yellow, and brown.  Fall always brings with it a time of reflection.  Did we make the most out of those precious few summer days, places we went, things we did, people we met.  Have we made the most out of all our days, places we have gone, things we have done, people we have met.  A walk down a tree lined country lane.  Freshly fallen leaves underfoot.  The quite of reflection.  The calm of fall cast a spell.  It is time to take stock.  As Henry David Thoreau said, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived”.  Our summer was full of new and old friends, great food, incredible hikes, and relaxing by the lake.  To all of you who help make this possible.  We would like to extend our warmest thanks.

In Memory Of, Thank You, We Miss You

by Renaissance Farms on 05/28/17

 This holiday weekend is a weekend of remembrance.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Today is a day we honor Courage.  Courage is not the absence of fear.  Courage is action in the face of fear.  This is always a solemn day for me.  As a veteran.  I think of all the men and women who have served their country and all they sacrificed, their dreams, their youth, their lives.   They did this to protect us, to protect the place and the people they love. I am forever grateful.  We need  to honor our Veterans' ultimate sacrifices by pursuing our dreams in the face of fear.  


by Renaissance Farms on 01/01/17

We are creatures of habits.  They make us feel safe and secure.  The repetitiveness and predictability of habits give us comfort.   Regardless if these habits are unhealthy and make us miserable.  We still find comfort in knowing just how miserable we are going to be.  We actually become addicted to the biochemistry of being miserable.  This is why it is so difficult to break habits which are not good for us, being in a low negative energy state is very addictive.  It is not just a matter of will power.  It is also the power of biochemistry.  This is why so many New Year’s Resolutions fail.  Now that you know what you are up against, TODAY YOU CHOOSE.   You can choose to embrace the habits which will bring you good health, loving relations, and professional appreciation/challenge.  It begins with taking small steps. 
1.  Develop a habit of making time with family and friends a priority .
2.  Develop a habit of meditation, ounce a day for 20 minutes.
3.  Develop a habit of being aware of negative self talk and simply say, “that is not true”
4.  Develop a habit of daily intervals of walking for 5 minutes then running for 5  minutes for a total of 30 minutes.
5.  Develop a habit of Grazing as a form of eating.
6.  Make a habit of sleeping at least 8 hours a day.

The quality of your life is determined by the habits you choose, good or bad.  Many times our greatness is just over the horizon out of sight, though to see it we have to let go of the known and embrace uncertainty, and with it our true path, what we are meant to do, our genius.  

Time for Renewal

by Renaissance Farms on 12/21/16

With a New Year upon us all lies the opportunity to begin anew.  It is a gift from nature to let go of the past. To keep what works, and shed the skin which no longer fits us. To look at the same from a different angle, to rediscover the magic.  Growth is about continuous self examination and renewal.  Is your business where or what you wanted?  Are you where or what you want?  Asking these simple questions is the beginning of renewal

My New Years Resolution I Will Learn to Dream!

by Renaissance Farms on 12/15/16

I will learn to dream!  I will not live in fear!
I will take risk!  I will not live in fear!
I will start the business I always dreamed of!  I will not live in fear!
I will find the job of my dreams!  I will not live in fear!
I will get healthy! I will not live in fear!
I will stay only in healthy relationships!  I will not live in fear!
I will embrace love!  I will not live in fear!

Wishing you and yours a beautiful New Year!

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 Renaissance Farms        
The Chateau at Renaissance Farms sits atop an alpine bluff overlooking Pineview Lake and surrounded by mountains in scenic Eden, Utah.  We are a peaceful destination of choice for individuals looking for an escape from their hectic day, to a place of magical scenery, delectable food, and seductive lodging. Guest to Renaissance Farms are looking for a magical place, an escape, a sanctuary, a Renaissance.....