Monthly Archives: August 2021

Intentional cohousing community for the after-life

I was watching a documentary on Disney Plus about my favorite ride – the Haunted Mansion. It scared me as a kid so I never forgot it. Apparently, the years it was being built, someone put up a sign – … Continue reading

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New real estate New you

Apparently when people look at a house to move into, they imagine themselves living an ideal life. They will be de-cluttered. The house will always be clean and ordered.  That is one reason, curb appeal is so important when selling … Continue reading

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How to Promote your cohousing intentional community project

Promote it all the time!  Tell everyone you know.  Write your alumni magazines. Social media posts! One group in Houston has a weekly podcast. I just love listening to these women explain cohousing and their plans for the first one … Continue reading

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How to build a cohousing

I have a few posts on resources. Here are some specific places to look for professionals to help you build you project https://www.cohousing.org/directory/wpbdp_category/pro/ Step by step how most cohos are done: https://www.cohousing.org/create-cohousing/create-it/ some definitions, thanks to the cohousing listserv folks … Continue reading

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The truth about pandemic education

The truth is that everyone has their own truth.  Some students do better being in school and face to face but some parents don’t want their child to have to wear a mask.  Others want their children in school and … Continue reading

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Going Coastal instead of Postal

Ever since the first few tragedies at post offices in the 1980s, the phrase going postal has meant getting upset at coworkers and hurting them. Here at the beach the beach houses all have cute names. One was Going Coastal.  … Continue reading

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Kindness at the End of Life at cohousing

One way I saw my neighbors act in a compassionate way was toward a woman at her last stage of life. Her family was taking care of her but everyone welcomed her to the cohousing community. One family let them … Continue reading

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Hypocrite me? Of course!

I want to be very clear that I started this blog to write about living in cohousing and to not sugar coat it. I didn’t expect to be catapulted out by group sentiment and to go quite negative, but that’s … Continue reading

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I need a vacation from my friend’s vacation

I have joked for years that I want to be a beach bum. I think my dream has come true!  My friend came into town to vacation from her busy metropolis lifestyle.  She seems to vacation the same way she … Continue reading

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