Author: Kristina Jansen

Kristina lives in California with her friends and family, in the community she calls “Orinda” in her writings. She has a master’s degree in psychological anthropology, but now works in the renewable energy field. She enjoys writing, gardening, cooking, yoga, traveling, taking care of her children, and spending time with friends.

Articles by Kristina Jansen include:

  • Hard Times at Orinda (Issue # 144)
  • Dancing with Discomfort (Issue # 148)
  • Communicable Gifts (Issue # 150)
  • Parenting in a Community of Friends (Issue # 160)

Parenting in a Community of Friends

Posted on September 14, 2013 by

Living in an extended community family brings joy, challenge, and new worlds of possibility.

Communicable Gifts

Posted on March 7, 2011 by

Both healthy ideas and unhealthy ideas can take hold and spread like viruses. Suicidal tendencies and eating disorders provide invaluable lessons to one communitarian.

Hard Times at Orinda

Posted on September 7, 2009 by
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Watching their collective fortunes decline, the members of Orinda adopt a new spirit of frugality, find that they are living more sustainably, and discover true wealth in relationships with friends and family.