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Goodbye Cruel Cohousing World

The day has arrived. The one that one commenter wished would have happened months ago – I am finally ready to move on. They had said “pack up and go home” which is ironic since cohousing is supposed to be … Continue reading

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Cohousing Christmas Memories

Looks like I forgot to write about Christmas. Or, I can’t find it, so here we go again.  I lasted ten months in Cohousing and felt badly about it till more people moved into my community, and out, most within … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

A coworker told me a story that makes me laugh and cry at the same time.  Apparently another coworker was unhappy with the file cabinet. It was broken. So he complained to the lead teacher. Then he complained to the … Continue reading

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Communities magazine

I just read the latest issue of Communities Magazine – the Long Haul. It was quite healing for me. There was another installment of Diana Leaf Christian’s series on dealing with difficult people.  I love how she uses personal examples.  … Continue reading

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All is well if we pretend it is

I heard the phrase again – toxic positivity. So interesting. I saw this – let’s just all pretend everything is perfect and never look at complicated situations – that was my cohousing community when I lived there. https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-toxic-positivity-5093958

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How much is protecting your child worth?

I am planning a trip to Florida and I wanted to see the Holy land Amusement park. Instead I found an article in the Christian magazine about how it shut down last year. Seems appropriate – a plague brought it … Continue reading

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Back to school

I read another cohousing article recently where one woman mentioned she had a friend who lived in a retirement community. She pointed out how much this friend hated it there and felt like they returned to high school with the … Continue reading

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Another Day Another Cult

This week two movies about cults (or cult like) were released. I was so happy to see the mysterious “Don’t Worry Darling”.  I could tell it was creepy and the town was holding a secret from the promotions.  It started … Continue reading

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Candyman and Housing

I was at a Halloween party this weekend and they had B movies in the background. Then, they switched it to Candyman.  I noticed right away that the dialogue and the visual shots were all about housing – affordability, projects, … Continue reading

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No real commitments to social bonding

I found this blog post on someone’s experience in cohousing. Perfect timing. We are having huge health issues in our household and I wonder what it would’ve been like at cohousing. Now I have more verification that leaving was the … Continue reading

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