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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10 - 12July
2020

Continuing the Not So Big Life Journey Workshop
Online via Zoom

This workshop is part of the Continuing the Not So Big Life Journey Workshop Series, so is open only to previous Not So Big Life Workshop participants.

When:
Beginning Friday, July 10, 2020, at 4:30pm and
Ending Sunday, July 12, 2020, at 12:30pm

Where:
Online via Zoom

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3 - 5September
2020

The Not So Big Life Workshop
Durham, NC or Online (TBD)

Open to all

When:
Beginning Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 7:30pm and
Ending Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 12:00pm

Where:
Duke Integrative Medicine
3475 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC  27705

or

Online via Zoom

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