Category Archives: other blogs and websites

cohousing/intentional communities may not be a perfect place to raise children

I love reading old Communities magazines.  It comes with a membership of Foundations of Intentional Communities.  It seems like the old adage – the more things change, the more stay the same. Same issues then as now with communities. In … Continue reading

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cohousing ted talk and building community anywhere

She talks about cohousing but other ways to build community where you are. She “outgrew” her community. I hope to interview her for the podcast soon. Enjoy!

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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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Fences make good neighbors – boundaries are good, even in cohousing, intentional communities.

This article caught my attention. I recently did work interviews and like it when they say they are a family. I hadn’t thought of the flip side – it could be an abuse of your time and boundaries. Obviously, people … Continue reading

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You gotta have friends – but they might not be in cohousing

Like I said in a previous post, friendship is not guaranteed at cohousing. Of course everyone will be friendly and you’ll know each other’s name. If It’s a small cohousing – like less than 13 units, I’ve heard that cliques … Continue reading

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If it were easy, we would all move on in a nanosecond

How do you deal with trauma? or stress? For me, it has always been writing. https://marciasirota.medium.com/why-its-absurd-to-tell-someone-to-move-on-from-trauma-58779b6b8290

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Anthony Hopkins is a great actor but someone else is a wise writer

(at least physically at first, it takes longer to move on in your mind emotionally but it gets better)You may have seen the meme with these great words attributed to Sir Anthony. He didn’t write it , but no matter, … Continue reading

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covid is causing conflict in cohousing

I have a lot to say about this but I don’t have the time for now. So, I’ll share an article a cohouser sent to me. It is what we all dream of a community – compassion for people and … Continue reading

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You will choose the Wrong cohousing community

Cohousing is a lot like marriage. A long time commitment to a relationship. This article on marriage can also be said of cohousing. With that said, sometimes it just isn’t going to work out – job change, family changes, life … Continue reading

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