Category Archives: learning and growing

cohousing scam

I’ve been scammed. I re-read the book – the book that started the whole cohousing movement in the USA.  Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett wrote Creating Cohousing: building sustainable communities and I have the updated version.  They found cohousing in … Continue reading

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signs of a healthy community

On page 171 in Finding Community: how to Join an ecovillage or intentional community by Diana Leafe Christian,, she includes a list of signs a group is connected.   It was written by Larry Kapiowitz.  The  Lost Valley Educational center … Continue reading

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Made for TV community – ecovillage Dancing Rabbit

I have heard good things about the ecovillage Dancing Rabbit. It’s doing well. Unfortunately, it’s not a continual community. The way it is set up – in rural Missouri, many people have to move on for work or what not.  … Continue reading

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Lesbian Drama

I have heard of lesbian drama but I haven’t experienced it much.I had great experiences in lesbian women groups in my 20s. I thought living in cohousing would be similar to that sense of community. Now I see that was … Continue reading

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The Artist Way to dream, and cohousing

In the late 90s, my actor friend, Stephen, gave a free class on acting. I couldn’t resist the price. He is a brilliant writer, actor, and teacher. He used the book The Artist Way by Julia Cameron to teach acting. … Continue reading

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Love and cohousing

My friends and I were talking about love and relationships and one suggested a podcast. It is very interesting but the ideas go right along with discussions in cohousing group and how to get along with others and be vulnerable.

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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 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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