I love courtyards and have a couple of my own that hubby works super hard at maintaining. The key to feeling its charm both indoor and out is the emphasis on oversized windows that bring the presence and feel of this space into the home. My home is cozy so I even made the front door glass…my modern cottage, I love it. Check out Remodelista’s list titled The Cult of the Courtyard.
I was reading Inc. magazine and read this article on the 5 Toughest Personalities to Manage. It relates to the work environment but I think it deals with relationships overall…narcissists, anger addicts – hmmm, yep, I know a few :)