Podcast: Teresa Cook on Generations of Neighboring

What does neighboring look like when it happens over multiple generations? Teresa shows us that it can be beautiful and joyful! Teresa lives in the home where her grandmother once lived, and that history serves as her roots, nurturing her genuine care for her neighbors. Grab a chair and meet us on the front porch, as we learn from one of our gifted Neighborhood Animators.

Podcast: Ryan Klinck on Being the New Neighbor

You’ll recognize Ryan’s name from his posts on our blog and his work in our neighborhood. His conversation on the front porch revealed how he has been on a search to cultivate meaningful relationships with neighbors and friends in many different contexts over the years. He sat down with Adam and Matthew to discuss what he has learned from neighbors (and the rug that ties the room together).

52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 7

52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 7

Neighboring Tip of the Week - Support a local business that is something other than a restaurant (don't worry, we'll focus on restaurants another time).

Good day, friends!

This week’s neighboring tip is one we have looked forward to exploring for a long time. But, before we jump right in, here are a couple notes to be mindful of:…

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Jellybeans

Jellybeans

Yesterday the weather in Wichita was crazy beautiful. Around 4pm, I decided that I was not going to miss opportunity to go on a bicycle ride. So, I called up my friend who lives on the other side of the neighborhood, who immediately agreed to join me on the ride. I hopped onto my bicycle to head over to his house and was enjoying the sweet bliss of the cool wind blowing, until… the train lights began to flash and the horn began to blast.

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Episode 8: The Power of Relationships

For the 8th episode of our podcast, The Neighbor Next Door, Adam and I discussed the importance of relationship building. When it comes to neighboring, there can be lots of motivations…some positive, some negative. If we focus on building relationships it helps us move in a positive direction. AND it reveals abundance and joy!

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Sharing Remedies

We love hearing from folks who are neighboring where they live. We recently got an e-mail from a friend in Canada who shared this wonderful observation:

“What I love about neighbouring is you can often experience different cultures from the comfort of your own street! It's very affordable and you don't need a passport. The other day I was walking with my daughter and

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Knock Knock Knock

Knock Knock Knock

This past Sunday, I just wanted to stay inside. Why?

Well, first off it was Sunday, which is a good day to just be… well… lazy!
Second, it was cold outside. It had snowed the previous night and people who are originally from Texas (like me) never quite know what to do with snow, so we usually just stay inside until it goes away.
Third, I had a blanket on my feet, a cup of warm tea, and I was watching Star Wars. Why would I want to go outside when I was warm and cozy.

*knock, knock, knock*

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