Author Archives: CJ

About CJ

I was a Spanish teacher for 5 years in the Public School system in 3 different states. I homeschooled and taught at a democratic free school. I heard about cohousing in 2010 and wanted to move in right away. I met a group building one in 2018 and got to move in the summer of 2019. It only took a year to want out.

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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Blame it on the Stars – astrology mapping out cohousing

My friend has learned a lot about astrology this year and led an online workshop on astrology charts. I have so much respect for her and all she has learned since it was a foregin language to me.  Makes me … Continue reading

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The Grinch HOA stole Christmas

A Florida man didn’t do the crime this time, well, according to his HOA he did. He put up his Christmas lights too early. How dare he! The story caught my eye since HOAs should learn to be a little … Continue reading

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Hard Candy Christmas

On the show Friends, Monica makes candy to get to know the  neighbors.  I don’t understand why we don’t try more to get to know our neighbors in general.  They didn’t know her name and called her Candy Lady but … Continue reading

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Cranky Christmas Neighbors

Christmas with the Kranks is a movie which pretty much follows the short story Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. I usually listen to the story on Audible and watch the movie every year but they are pretty close so sometimes, … Continue reading

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An unfun Festivus

I watched the episode again. I had no idea they said it was the 23rd of December but I heard about it on the radio. Many celebrate this Seinfeld created holiday. Sure, it doesn’t sound fun – you gather around … Continue reading

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From my catio to yours!

Happy Holidays! Here is the Christmas Catio from the Cohousing!

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