Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

For the bounty of the earth,

    For the bounty of our lives,

         We are grateful.

    Happy Thanksgiving !

Your Friends at

            Wisdom House.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Woman of Spirit Award

Recently, the Women's Guild of Sts. John and Paul Parish in Larchmont, NY and the Women's Guild from St. Augustine's Parish in Larchmont gave this year's Woman of Spirit Award at a luncheon at the Larchmont Yacht Club.

Sparkill Dominican Sr. Muriel Cooney, OP (left) was honored for her ministry at St. Augustine's Parish, and  Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP (right) accepted the award for her community, the Dominican Sisters of Hope, for their service at Sts. John and Paul Parish over the years. Sr. Jo-Ann served in Sts. John and Paul from 1969-1974.
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

In the Stillness of the Quiet

In the stillness of the quiet,
if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.

 ~Howard Thurman

Monday, November 9, 2015

"The Mind, The Body, and Self-Compassion"

On November 13-15, 2015, come join Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, dance movement therapist and wellness educator, for a weekend of guided meditation, spiritual reading, meditative movement and other methods of centering to develop self-compassion.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Brunch In a Muffin Tin

This month's cooking demonstration by Wisdom House Chef Margaret Jacobs made the feat of creating brunch in a muffin tin into a feast!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

How Long Does It Really Take?

How do we do live in the present moment? Be efficient and focus your efforts on one thing at a time.

When you don't know how long a task will take, you may either over or underestimate the amount of time needed.

Keep in mind that small tasks may take less time than you think. Here is a list of everyday tasks and how long they take to complete  if you focus your energy on that one task:

Answer the average e-mail - 1 minute

Change a roll of toilet paper - 6 seconds
~ Fill a car gas tank - 5 minutes
~ Take one vitamin pill - 15 seconds 
~ Empty dishwasher - 5 minutes
~ Take out the garbage - 1 minute 
~ Make the bed - 1 minute
~ Make a 2-quart container of instant iced tea - 30 seconds
~ Put a milk carton back in the refrigerator - 7 seconds
~ Refill a liquid soap dispenser - 30 seconds
~ Replace the lid on a peanut butter jar - 4
~ Pick up a shirt off the floor, place on hanger and hang in closet - 9 seconds
~ Sign, address, add return address and stamp a birthday card for mailing - 1 minute, 40 seconds

~ Water one plant - 25 seconds

I hope these tips will help you live in the moment and get lots of things done!

Susan Lovallo, Founder of Clutter Solutions

Monday, November 2, 2015

Columbia University Students

Students from Columbia University’s United Nations Studies Program spent an enrichment weekend at Wisdom House in September.

Photo: Courtesy of J.P. Lindenmayer
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