“Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Relationships”
We may be more networked now than ever before, and yet ironically report feeling more disconnected than ever. Full of health research, personal stories, and psychology, this keynote will not only teach us why we have to focus on the quality of our friendships, but also how to do it.
Few of us have ever been taught how to start, develop, enhance, or repair friendships, and yet all of us need to know what we can do to increase the frientimacy—friendship intimacy— in our lives. Come learn the three most important things you can do to develop your relationships.
Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the Founder of GirlFriendCircles.com, a women’s friendship learning community. Her spirited and soulful voice for strong female relationships can be found in her books Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends. She also writes at ShastasFriendshipBlog.com and in the Huffington Post, speaks across the country, and is a friendship expert in the media appearing on such shows as Katie Couric and the Today Show.
But while her work is incredibly meaningful and important to her, it is her relationships that mean the most. She’s married to her best friend, Greg Nelson, is honored to be a stepmom to his three amazing kids, and is encircled by girlfriends, family members, and a community that enrich her life. They not only are the gym where she practices growing into a more compassionate, brave, and loving person—they are the people whose laughter and deep conversations fill her life and her soul.