A Place to Bring Life Into Balance
To provide a safe and potent environment where people can renew and evolve in ways they never imagined.
Breitenbush is a worker-owned cooperative and intentional community on 154 acres of wildlife sanctuary in the Willamette National Forest of the Oregon Cascades.
It has been an honor and a joy to call Breitenbush home for the last two and a half years. I have lived at Breitenbush for numerous shorter periods over the last eight and a half years. This time, however, I decided to stay for at least a three year period. One of the biggest factors contributing to my desire to stay longer this time is how harmonious the community feels now. Throughout several years I have witnessed an evolution in the community. In my eyes the community as a whole is growing up, maturing, and overcoming unhealthy dynamics. I believe healthier communication has been a main driving force for our more cohesive community.
At this year’s summer solstice event hosted at Breitenbush there was a workshop on “relationship issues.” In a group of about 25 people we moved [...]