Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Photo credit: Andrew F. Ford
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I got more than I ever expected from my time at Wisdom House in terms of opening my mind and finding clarity as well as finding new directions in my work.
Everything was taken care of. I felt free to let go of the day-to-day 'stuff' of life in order to just focus. And the private studio space, tucked away in the corner of the building, was the perfect place to delve into my studies.
The mealtime schedule was also wonderful. I enjoyed the regular punctuation of my work schedule and the 4-5 hour blocks of time it created. The structure helped me focus. Having a light supper almost seemed to add more hours to the day.
When making arrangements for my stay, I gave little thought to meals. I was caught off-guard (often several times a day) by Chef Gerard Hall and the kitchen's absolutely superb, healthy, beautifully served meals. We abstained from speaking during my retreat while we thoroughly indulged our palates!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Bonnie Mis serves Wisdom House as Guest Services Coordinator. From initial contacts to the conclusion of group events, Bonnie oversees the details of the variety of retreats, programs, and workshops that take place at Wisdom House. Bonnie says she enjoys "the variety of people and organizations I get to learn about and work with all year". These number over 500 organizations and retreats yearly. Bonnie has been Wisdom House's Guest Services Coordinator since 1993.