Where it all began

In the mid-1990s, when I’d been working as a residential architect for more than a decade, I had an epiphany one day while driving though the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa. I had started noticing that new houses were getting extremely large, and decidedly unattractive. For miles and miles, all I could see were these “starter castles” marching across the prairies, looking self-important and soulless.

At that point, I was spending most of my time designing homes that were better, not bigger; homes that fit the way my clients really lived, rather than a formal lifestyle that few people ever lived anymore. But in that moment, I realized…

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14 - 16January
2022

The Not So Big Life Year End Review Workshop
Online via Zoom

To be eligible for this workshop, you must first attend an introductory Not So Big Life Workshop. Read more about the Not So Big Life Workshop.

When:
Friday, Jan. 14, at 4:30 pm Eastern to
Sunday, Jan. 16, at 1:30 pm Eastern

Where:
Online via Zoom

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1 - 3September
2022

The Not So Big Life Workshop
TBD

Everyone is welcome!

When:
Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 pm Eastern to
Saturday, Sept. 3, at 1:00 pm Eastern

Where:
TBD, hosted by Duke Integrative Medicine

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