Category Archives: group think and cults

Erika Jayne, divorce and cohousing

Cohousing is like marriage.  And getting out is like divorce. I have admitted that my guilty pleasure is the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I swore to give it up but then I realized I lived it.  The women frequently … Continue reading

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, group think and cults, moving in and out of cohousing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dreaming of cohousing

I had a dream last night about the coho community. Usually that’s some sort of nightmare or closure and sympathy that I desire. This time it was just funny. I wasn’t part of the community but at a birthday party … Continue reading

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, beach life, group think and cults, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Dark Side of Cohousing

It happened again. I read an article where cohousing is the fix to everything. No more loneliness. No more children without play dates. Sounds like cohousing cures everything, maybe even cancer! What people don’t think is what if the opposite … Continue reading

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, group think and cults, lonliness or not, other blogs and websites, parenting, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Don’t tell me what to do with the days of our lives

Wikipedia gives this physiological definition of reactance: Reactance is an unpleasant motivational arousal (reaction) to offers, persons, rules, or regulations that threaten or eliminate specific behavioral freedoms. Reactance occurs when a person feels that someone or something is taking away … Continue reading

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, control and decision making in cohousing, group think and cults, privacy, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Cooperative Culture Handbook book review

I was so excited to get the book The Cooperative Culture Handbook: A social Change Manual to Dismantle Toxic Culture and Build Connection by Yan a Ludwig and Karen Gimnig.  Maybe I”m too jaded and now have a deep mistrust … Continue reading

Posted in control and decision making in cohousing, group think and cults, learning and growing, living in community, psychopathy, narcissicism, and personality disorders in cohousing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You can’t handle the truth – fascism and cohousing

Another book I read this year is Trumpocracy by David Frum.  I know the Trump Era is over, kinda, but I still had a few books I hadn’t read.  What I liked in this book is how he talks about … Continue reading

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, group think and cults, psychopathy, narcissicism, and personality disorders in cohousing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Girlfighting – immature behavior in cohousing

I read the book Girlfighting by Lyn Mikel Brown to get an education.  I went through middle school so I remember girl behavior but I hadn’t dealt with it again until moving to cohousing so I wanted to learn more. … Continue reading

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, group think and cults, psychopathy, narcissicism, and personality disorders in cohousing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Like minded people but what if ….?

Most people are attracted to intentional communities because they want to live with like minded people. They want shared values. I think that’s possible – with work – make a vision and be specific about your values. However, in cohousing, … Continue reading

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, group think and cults, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Snowball OUT of hell

I was helping a student a few months ago with George Orwell’s Animal Farm.  I recently went back over my notes and I realized I hadn’t finished the book so I did. Somehow we made it through most and I … Continue reading

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, control and decision making in cohousing, group think and cults, moving in and out of cohousing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Matt Damon, cohousing, movies about neighborhoods

I’m always on the look out for movies about neighbors and how our country thinks about neighborhoods and communities. Originally it was to hold movie nights.  I did get to host one. Funny Farm with Chevy Chase I thought of … Continue reading

Posted in group think and cults, other blogs and websites, selling house, Uncategorized | Leave a comment