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!

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Humans need a tribe: How to fight the depression epidemic
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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.

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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

Fighting climate change presents a massive public health opportunity, says World Health Organisation expert Dr. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum.
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Check out this great article in Bellingham Alive l NSLife that offers a glimpse of what life is like at Bellingham Cohousing

Bellingham Cohousing Coffee hour starts at 10 a.m. each morning. Residents sit quietly in the common house and drink their coffee while catching up with neighbors. Six acres of land was bought in 1997 and three years later, the first family moved into their unit and Bellingham Cohousing was born. Ga...
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Here's a superb explanation of what cohousing is and why so many people are seeking the benefits of living intentionally and collaboratively!

In this inspiring TED Talk, Grace Kim of Schemata Workshop, inc shares her experience and insights into how the built environment can be used to bring people together.

Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us -- and it's often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choo...

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.

When Joanna Vander Plaats moved with her two young daughters to Grand Rapids, Michigan, nearly eight years ago, she wanted to find a friendly and welcoming neighborhood.

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.

Nevada City Cohousing, where Charles Durrett and his partner Katie McCamant live. (MDA via Facebook)

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 rising popularity of cohousing is due to more people seeking not only a place to live, but a community to be a part of. A place for your family to call home, where eating meals with neighbors is the norm and parenting responsibilities can be...

“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

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Bellingham Cohousing is at Bellingham Public Market.

In this article (, Mulu Belay, owner of Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine shares how living at Bellingham Cohousing was instrumental to her success in opening her own restaurant and writing her book on 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

Identify first your own high priority needs and values. Are you mostly looking for a sense of community? Or is sustainability an equal passion, with specific ideas you want to see implemented? Do you most value support for aging in place? Living with