Shasta Nelson


Shasta Nelson, MDiv, a friendship expert, is a leading voice on loneliness and creating healthy relationships. Whether she’s speaking at conferences or on TEDx stages, giving media interviews to outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, or appearing as a guest on "The Harvard Business Review" podcast or "The Steve Harvey Show", she is constantly teaching all of us how to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships in our lives. Shasta's research and wisdom can also be found in her books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen!; Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness; and her newest book The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of the Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time.

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