Author: Ma'ikwe Schaub Ludwig

Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig has lived in intentional community for 17 years, and is currently a member of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, Missouri, where she is co-organizing its five-week Ecovillage Design Education course for 2013. She is also author of Passion as Big as a Planet, which looks at the relationship between self-awareness and effective earth activism. Ma’ikwe teaches facilitation and consensus with her husband, Laird Schaub, and has also offered workshops on starting communities, leadership, and spiritual activism. Contact her at maikwe.ludwig AT

Articles by Ma'ikwe Schaub Ludwig include:

  • Why America Needs Consensus (Issue # 141)
  • Fellowship for Intentional Community Events (Issue # 142)
  • Throwing in the Founder's Towel (Issue # 144)
  • Growing Family in Community (Issue # 146)
  • The View from #410; Days of Fire and Glory; An Unconventional Journey (Issue # 149)
  • More Perspectives on Leadership and Followship (Issue # 148)
  • Right Livelihood, Wrong Volunteerism (Issue # 152)
  • “Busting the Myth” (Issue # 155)
  • On the Brink (Issue # 158)
  • A Few Quick Lyme Facts (Issue # 158)
  • PEACH and DRMIA (Issue # 158)
  • The Chronically Ill in Community (Issue # 158)
  • Making Lymeade (Issue # 158)

Making Lymeade

Posted on March 7, 2013 by

Chronic illness presents challenges but also gifts of insight to a long-time communitarian.

“Busting the Myth”

Posted on June 7, 2012 by

When assessing why a community is struggling to make decisions, we need to ask first how they handle conflict resolution, group-process training, and entrenched patterns.

More Perspectives on Leadership and Followship

Posted on September 7, 2010 by
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The author identifies additional leadership skills, cautions against blind followship, and reflects on the many types of power in cooperative groups.

Growing Family in Community

Posted on March 7, 2010 by

Twelve-year-old Jibran has always lived with fuzzy boundaries between “family” and “community.” They became even fuzzier when he came home to discover his mom’s positive pee test.

Throwing in the Founder’s Towel

Posted on September 7, 2009 by
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After many years of dealing with the unique struggles inherent in starting a community, a community founder discovers her vision manifested elsewhere, and becomes a community joiner.