Category Archives: death and mourning

A Success Story

I like hearing of other cohousing communities. Especially the ones going well. Today I heard of one that is about eight years old (since move in) and all seniors but the only people that have left have left for natural … Continue reading

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Live and Lose even in cohousing

As you can tell, I write a lot. I’ve kept a diary since I was 13 and enjoyed writing before then. But this post is difficult for me to write. I thought our cat, Garfield, would go to the vet, … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead Dia de los Muertos

I always put up an altar for Day of the Dead.  One year I didn’t and I forgot to honor my Aunt Jo. That night my back door slammed back and forth in the wind for the one and only … Continue reading

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Just listen

a great video on listening. For grieving or whenever someone is in pain. (I wish I could say I never said any of these, but I have. Now I can do better.)

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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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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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In Search of the Fountain of Youth – live forever! not

I saw another video, or the same old ones, about cohousing. This one mostly focused on Denmark but mentioned a few places in USA. One woman said she wanted to live in cohousing so she’d be around all ages and … Continue reading

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cohousing diary- my real diary for living in co-housing

Here is my real diary as I lived in cohousing.  I changed some things to make it understandable. I wrote this for myself. I always wanted to blog but this was just for me – never thinking I’d move out … Continue reading

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Mourning at Co Housing

I went off to work and my boys had the day off from school.  My 9 year old called saying our cat, Dulce, was shaking and falling down.  I called the vet (and now I know you should find a … Continue reading

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