Gaya Erlandson is a psychologist, writer, teacher, social architect, and community consultant. Certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, she loves to coach couples, facilitate groups, and offer trainings related to conscious relationships and living the new paradigm. Gaya lives in Lotus Lodge a shared home near Asheville, NC, which is situated on 2.5 acres of land with a pond, stream, and organic gardens. Lotus Lodge and its community was the subject of a recent news segment on CBS Early Morning an experience which in part has inspired the project she is now working on, a how-to book on creating and maintaining shared households. Visit her Web site: Or contact her at or (828)581-9036.

Itineraries began its eighth year of publication in 2012 with a full-throated reprise of our 2010 yearlong focus on LIVING IN COMMUNITY. Guest editor, Gaya Erlandson, carefully selected the best articles from the year, updated and revised them, and added many completely new ones. A preponderance of the articles are her eleven original contributions, which can be accessed from the table below.

Bolton Anthony, Founder

Winter 2012


Community . . . Envision It

 Four Models of Later Life

 Envisioning Intentional Community

 Seeds of Collaborative Community

Community Build It!

 Dynamic Governance and Sharing Lives

 The Sharing Solution with Janelle Orsi

Community Live It!

 CBS Came and Filmed My Community!

 Embracing Elders and Living Well

 Five Innovative Community Concepts

Community Celebrate It!

 Citywide Community: A Living Legacy

 Celebrating Community: Deeper Connections