Johann Hari, author of "Lost Connections", reveals why the root of the depression epidemic in the United States is not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, but rather with the individualistic way of life that is predominant throughout the United States. So if you haven't found your tribe yet, then you should consider building or joining a cohousing community!
Thanks in no small part to the digitization of our social lives, depression is becoming a bigger and bigger issue in western societies. In the space of just one... generation, we've closed ourselves off and now spend more time in front of screens — on average, 10 hours a day according to a Nielsen report — than we do with our loved ones. The New York Times journalist and author Johann Hari explains that this isn't at all how the human species is supposed to behave. He suggests more actual face time with people, more community, and above all: becoming the social creatures that we have been for millennia.
Living a climate-friendly lifestyle is much easier if you live in an intentional community!
Burning fossil fuels, driving petrol cars, unsustainable diets -- the same factors fueling climate change are also setting in motion a global health crisis with rising risks of cancer, disease and premature deaths
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Ma'ikwe Ludwig, author of the newly-released book, "Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption" will be in Downtown Bellingham on Tuesday September 12th to share insights and perspective on how we can work together to create a future that allows both people and planet to thrive.
Here's a superb explanation of what cohousing is and why so many people are seeking the benefits of living intentionally and collaboratively!
People join cohousing communities for a wide variety of reasons, here are a few stories from members of Newberry Place Cohousing Community in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Are you interested in learning how cohousing was brought to the United States from Denmark? In this interview, Charles Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects shares his story.
Cohousing isn't for everyone, but for those who find the typical array of housing options to be lacking, then it's worth taking the time to check out what cohousing is about.
On the surface, cohousing can sometimes appear similar to a home-owners association, but those similarities quickly fade when a closer look is taken.
“The 10am coffee breaks, the communal meals, Bellingham Cohousing was like the village where I grew up. Bellingham is a great place to raise kids.”
~ Mulu Belay, Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine
Recently, there has been a surge of interest in cohousing as more people are looking for a community to be part of while at the same time living an eco-friendly lifestyle. To meet this demand, a new cohousing development in Happy Valley is in the works. If you're interested in learning more about the lifestyle and benefits of cohousing as well as opportunities to help found this new community, then don't miss this event!
Cynthia Dettman of Columbia Ecovillage in Portland shares her wisdom and experience on how to find the right cohousing community