How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness

cover Frientimacy

A warm and insightful guide to overcoming the obstacles that prevent deep and sustaining friendships from enriching our lives.

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$16.00 USD
March 2016
256 pages
5.5" x 8.25"
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Trade Paper Original

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ISBN: 9781580056076

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ISBN: 9781580056199


How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness

By Shasta Nelson

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original, March 2016

In Frientimacy, award-winning speaker and friendship guru Shasta Nelson takes on the unacknowledged epidemic of women and loneliness. Women are more networked than ever, she explains, but so much less connected in meaningful ways. Championing the positive effects of “frientimacy”—friendship intimacy—in women’s lives, Nelson’s book shows readers how to create and maintain the intimate friendships we all need.

Exploring the most common complaints and conflicts facing female friendships today, Nelson lays out strategies for overcoming these pitfalls to create deeper, more supportive relationships. With a warm, engaging, and inspiring voice, Nelson shows how friendships can lead to enriched experiences, stronger and more meaningful lives, and an overall increase in happiness.

About Shasta Nelson

Shasta Nelson, author of Frientimacy.Friendship expert Shasta Nelson is the founder and CEO of, the female friendship matching site where women of all ages go to make local friends, and the author of Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends.

Shasta has appeared on The Today Show, Katie, The Early Show, and Fox Business and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, More, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Her spirited and soulful voice can also be found at and in her Huffington Post column where she regularly addresses the topic of relationship health. She also teaches, lectures, and hosts Friendship Accelerator events in her hometown of San Francisco and throughout the US.

Shasta’s training includes a master’s degree in spiritual growth and a bachelor’s degree in communication, plus a decade of experience in short-term counseling, coaching leaders and teams, speaking at international motivational and teaching venues, and organizing events and retreats.

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