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How does one go about locating a cohousing community that is a good personal fit? Here are my suggestions on how to go about finding a healthy, vibrant, and happy community. Finding a Healthy, Happy Cohousing Community that Fits Your Values; originally published in Communities Magazine.
Views since 5/2014: 1,548
How does one go about locating a cohousing community that is a good personal fit? Here are my suggestions on how to go about finding a healthy, vibrant, and happy community. Finding a Healthy, Happy Cohousing Community that Fits Your Values Reposted from Communities Magazine.
Views since 5/2014: 1,921
I include below a list of things that neighbors can and should not do for neighbors with who need support or health care. One of our residents put this together when we another resident needed more than we could provide and the family was not stepping in. In another instance, the community stepped...
Views since 5/2014: 3,108
Most values statements are so vague that pretty much anyone would be willing to endorse them. Values statements mean nothing unless they are connected to a vision, mission, and aims. The same organization can say we value environmentally friendly products and processes and mean entirely different...
Views since 5/2014: 3,251
Personally I object to the use of the word "block" as synonymous with "objection" and this entry explains some of the reasons why. What is a block? This is not a facetious question. If this is the word people want to use, what does it mean? From the accounts on the Cohousing-L email discussion...
Views since 5/2014: 4,199
I’m excited to introduce a new project recently launched at CoHousing Partners: http://www.cohousingpartners.com in Nevada City, CA. I’ve started a Q...
Views since 5/2014: 5,300
In principle, the most likely path for a group to be highly productive, happy, and endure over generations is for individuals to put group needs over individual needs. In western culture we receive many messages that encourage us to put self first, the most likely path to short term gain. In a “Me...
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In principle, when making good group decisions we try to get all the facts and fully understand before deciding. But it is impossible to understand every detail, every nuance, every possibility, and that's where trust takes over. We work to understand as much as we can, but at some point we just...
Views since 5/2014: 1,892
In principle, an extremely valuable contribution I can make to a group decision is to discern my own “truth” and share it with the group. Deep inside, what do I really feel? This requires me to cut through the clutter of all that is on my mind. Discerning my truth requires me to be in touch with my...
Views since 5/2014: 2,286
In principle, values are those things most important to us; the things we value. For most people, they are ideals, beliefs, rules to live by. We are generally drawn to be with people who share our values. At the core of every defined group of people are shared values. Practical Tip: Discuss values...
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