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It’ll come as no surprise to cohousers, but now science is confirming that community is a happier, more meaningful way to live.

An international study just published in the journal Social Indicators Research shows that  the people with the highest level of life meaning were women living in intentional communities, followed closely by men living in community. A second study focused on happiness, and the results were similar—people living in community consistently report being significantly happier than their non-communal counterparts.

Speakers at the national cohousing conference in May referenced this research, and now you can see details in this report from one of the scientists, just published by the Fellowship for Intentional Community:

Happiness in Communal Life: A Scientific Project

Photo courtesy of Fellowship for Intentional Community

Happiness starts young in community.
Some of the kids of Twin Oaks Community.

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