Monthly Archives: January 2022

Please, don’t call it a family.

One of my pet peeves is hearing forming cohousing groups saying they will be like family. Or even worse, hearing established groups calling themselves a family.  Grrrrrr. It’s not a family!  A family has blood roots. You can’t just cut … Continue reading

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Who they really are

Reading the communities magazine, someone said how horrified we all are at how we behave in conflict. So true. I’m not happy of all my reactions and actions. But I was shocked by what others did.  When someone shows who … Continue reading

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Real Science

This paragraph from the article above makes me think how we avoid communities and people since our world is designed that way: “Since the 1950s, efforts to do away with traffic congestion have inevitably been linked with urban decline. Decades … Continue reading

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Cohousing is like the Office Fridge

Cohousing and Community living is like the office fridge.  You have to negotiate everything.  Sometimes things happen outside of your control and you can’t control how others react. I had something in the office fridge (at work, not cohousing) and … Continue reading

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Communities Magazine is the Best

I did it. I read all of them. Okay, I looked through all the free ones that come with a membership of Foundation of Intentional communities and then bought some interesting ones after that.  It is an actual trip down … Continue reading

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Podcast competition – finally!

I looked up podcasts on cohousing and intentional communities and only found some one off episodes.  They are fine and I listened to all the ones that I found.  But, there isn’t a cohousing/IC podcast focus, until now. Of course, … Continue reading

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A breath of fresh air podcast on cohousing

https://www.dw.com/en/co-housing-a-green-alternative-to-the-family-home/av-60173034 This show dives into many aspects of sharing home spaces.  The host, Neil King, interviews Dr. Sally Augustin, an environmental psychologist,on how our brains work.  She says you need a space that is your territory and you can control. … Continue reading

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another day another cohousing article

I found another article on cohousing. https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/long-reads/should-live-commune-communal-living-benefits-b1976507.html I like what the researcher says: “One thing I would say,” notes Stevens-Wood, “is that it can be very intense.” The researcher has spent a great deal of time studying intentional communities, spending … Continue reading

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A conflict free year

For one of my new year’s resolutions I gave up zoom. I’m not crazy – not entirely, just as many as possible that I can avoid.  So, now it’s just for work and a few of the close friends I … Continue reading

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