Deanna Jaya Nakosteen has spent a lifetime doing what she loves. After a long and rewarding career as a teacher, including establishing her own school for seven of those years, Jaya now enjoys writing and running the food program for the intentional community near Ojai in which she lives. Jaya is a true lover of life and all its possibility, and enjoys spending time with children, in nature, and getting hugs in the kitchen. In November her book, Creating Community Wherever You Are, was launched on Amazon through Lifestyle Entrepreneur Press. The book is a window into her experience of living in community for the past 33 years, inspires the possibilities of ways to step out of the box of isolated living, and offers realistic steps to creating community wherever we are.