An older generation learns to let go as a younger generation steps forward.
Two community founders recognize that it’s time to hand over the reins and move on.
Endings and beginnings grow from one another and make personal and group renewal possible.
Marking endings and beginnings with ritual can add intentionality, understanding, and connection to our lives.
Children in outdoor programs face—and often overcome—three major obstacles to learning and growth.
Questioning her community’s philosophy and practices, a live-in caregiver ends her involvement there in order to focus on greater self-expression and self-care.
Kibbutzes, ecovillages, cohousing communities, and pocket neighborhoods offer us opportunities to make a new start.
A forming cohousing group experiences its share of bumps, but comes together to move forward.
After 6,500 miles of pedaling and 100 community visits, a couple documents the promise of intentional community and cooperative living.
Also in This Issue (Print Version Only)
· FEAR OF CHANGE IN LONG-TERM INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES AND ECOVILLAGES
Coyote Alberto Ruz
Thirty years after its founding, can Huehuecoyotl once again serve as a cauldron for innovation and social renewal?
· A CRUCIBLE
From the ashes of the Love Family dream, new forms of community connection are arising.
· THE ADVENTURE OF STARTING OVER
Having lost its other adult member, Dandelion looks forward to expanding again with a revitalized focus.
· CLEARING OUT TO BEGIN ONCE AGAIN
A community elder ties up loose ends and hits the road to become “happily homeless.”
· HONORING LIFE TRANSITIONS
A community-based rite of passage program shepherds participants into new stages of life.
· TRANSITIONING INTO THE HEART OF COMMUNITY
In short-term summer project spiritual communities, group connections are intense but also destined to end.
· GRIEF AND GROWTH: Six Babies’ First Year and Peter’s Last
Both birth and death visit Burlington Cohousing East Village.
· WHEN DO WE BEGIN TO FLOURISH IN SENIOR COHOUSING?
Andrew Moore & Margaret Critchlow
Senior cohousers set out on a “co-caring” journey.
· PUBLISHER'S NOTE: FORTY CANDLES AND COUNTING
· NOTES FROM THE EDITOR: ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS
· THINKING FLEXIBLY ABOUT CONSENSUS
Tim Hartnett, Ph.D.
· HOW THE “N STREET CONSENSUS METHOD” HELPS N STREET COHOUSING THRIVE
· REVIEW: THE SHARING SOLUTION
· REVIEW: EAST HILL FARM: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg