Author: Dianne G. Brause


Dianne G. Brause grew up in a close-knit farming community in the midwestern US. While doing her M.A. degree in New England she explored the concept of intentional community while living cooperatively with others running a retreat center. In the late 1980s, she cofounded an educational retreat and conference center in Oregon, where she lived until she returned to her birth community in rural Ohio to help her parents in their waning health. Currently, she is completing a Ph.D. program and is helping the newly founded Ubiquity University to make contact and links with intentional communities which may want to take in Ubiquity’s B.A. degree students for internships, apprenticeships, or training programs in areas of particular expertise and wisdom held by that community. Please contact Dianne at diannebrause [AT] ymail.com if your community or ecovillage might like to offer this type of opportunity for students from around the world.

Articles by Dianne G. Brause include:

  • Elderhood, In and Out of Community (Issue # 149)
  • Further Thoughts on a Community’s Changes (Issue # 149)
  • Clearing Out to Begin Once Again (Issue # 157)
  • Sharing Community Wisdom (Issue # 159)

Sharing Community Wisdom

Posted on June 7, 2013 by
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Sharing, living close to the earth, honoring the cycles of life, and developing leadership and communication skills are essential parts of a healthy community experience.


Further Thoughts on a Community’s Changes

Posted on December 7, 2010 by
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This companion piece to Elderhood, In and Out of Community gives further reflections from community members.


Elderhood, In and Out of Community

Posted on December 7, 2010 by
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A disenchanted community founder leaves her group, and finds that her rural hometown farming community and international travel and service better match her vision of honorable elderhood.