Frientimacy

Author: Shasta Nelson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1580056083
Size: 20,65 MB
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With the constant connectivity of today’s world, it’s never been easier to meet people and make new friends—but it’s never been harder to form meaningful friendships. In Frientimacy, award-winning speaker Shasta Nelson shows how anyone can form stronger, more meaningful friendships, marked by a level of trust she calls “frientimacy.” Shasta explores the ten most common complaints and conflicts facing female friendships today, and lays out strategies for overcoming these pitfalls to create deeper, supportive relationships that last for the long-term. Shasta is the founder of girlfriendcircles.com, a community of women seeking stronger, more fulfilling friendships, and the author of Friendships Don’t Just Happen. In Frientimacy, she teaches readers to reject the impulse to pull away from friendships that aren’t instantly and constantly gratifying. With a warm, engaging, and inspiring voice, she shows how friendships built on dedication and commitment can lead to enriched relationships, stronger and more meaningful ties, and an overall increase in mental health. The Intimacy Gap is more than just a call for deeper connection between friends; it’s a roadmap for moving from friendship to frientimacy—and the meaningful and satisfying relationships that come with it.

The Digital Mystique

Author: Sarah Granger
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 158005515X
Size: 11,56 MB
Format: PDF
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In The Digital Mystique, Sarah Granger—a nationally recognized expert on online culture and social technology—shows us how digital media is shaping our lives in real time. Whether it's how we raise our children, communicate in love and partnerships, support causes, or establish friendships and trust, Granger pinpoints the best ways to seize digital opportunities to make our lives richer and fuller. While the Internet era is one that is frequently criticized as undermining our health, privacy, concentration, and ability to sustain real-world relationships, Granger takes a more optimistic and empowering view. She shares real-life stories and surprising facts about our lives—both online and off—to shed new and fascinating light on the positive effects of the digital media revolution, showing us how we can personally learn, grow, and thrive by engaging in our digitized world. The Digital Mystique includes the following chapters: Connecting Is Just the Beginning .YOU Friending Is Trending Love in the Time of Messaging The Kids Are Online The Senior Moment The Passion of the Web There’s No Business Like E-Business Community Is the Key The Difference a Tweet Makes What We Leave Behind A Stitch in Digital Time

The Art Of Showing Up

Author: Rachel Wilkerson Miller
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409199150
Size: 12,13 MB
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When it comes to adult friendships, we're woefully inept - we barely manage to show up for our own commitments, let alone maintain our relationships. Even before self-isolation we were experiencing a loneliness epidemic: we communicate through texts and emojis, and rear away in horror from an unsolicited phone call, even if it's from our mum. Flaking out on plans is routine, both online and off. The Art of Showing Up offers a roadmap through this morass, to true connection with your friends, family and yourself. Rachel Wilkerson Miller teaches that 'showing up' means connecting with others in a way that make them feel seen and supported. And that begins with showing up for yourself: recognising your needs, understanding your physical and mental health, and practising self-compassion. Only then can you better support other people; witness their joy, pain and true selves; validate their experiences; and help ease their burdens.

Recharge

Author: Kirsi Bhasin
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1982225041
Size: 15,74 MB
Format: PDF
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TIRED OF JUST GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS? Discover how to have a life that is true to YOU! Take charge of your health and your life with this detailed guide from certified health coach Kirsi Bhasin. Recounting her journey to health after collapsing from exhaustion, she shows you how to create a life you love, instead of feeling like a robot running from meeting to meeting, unfulfilled. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so this book contains a variety of techniques for making your life work for you. You’ll discover your internal sense of happiness so you can live a more vibrant, energetic life, even during challenging times. Learn simple ways to treat your body with care and love. Make the most of your relationships, beginning with your relationship with yourself. Feel more confident, have enough energy to lead a joyful life, and be fully present every day. Become the best version of YOU! “I have already started implementing some of the ideas from this book into my daily life and have noticed a difference. I even had a co-worker point out that in the past 2 weeks I seem really ‘upbeat.’ I took time to figure out my priorities and working on them, and cutting out the things that I don’t want to.” – Jenn Yandrisevits

Friendships Don T Just Happen

Author: Shasta Nelson
Editor:
ISBN: 9781618580146
Size: 16,44 MB
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This essential go-to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today’s busy, mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com. Every woman is searching for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Many realize the significant role that an intimate, tightly knit circle of friends plays in creating a more fulfilling life, but with hectic schedules, frequent moves, and life changes, it’s more important than ever for women to establish natural, meaningful friendships that will contribute to their overall wellbeing. In Friendships Don’t Just Happen!, Shasta Nelson, friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com, reveals the most important proven steps, processes, and secrets vital to establishing the five different levels of friendships, or Circles of Connectedness, that women—no matter their age or relationship status—are longing for in today’s stressful and mobile culture. This revolutionary, engaging guide will also benefit women who already feel rooted to fabulous friends, with insightful principles that will help them maintain and enhance their current friendships. Full of practical how-to tips, fun activities, guiding questions, and step-by-step instructions, Friendships Don’t Just Happen! highlights several areas of developing lasting friendships, teaching women how to: Evaluate their current circle of friends Recognize what types of friends they are seeking based on career, interests, location, and relationship status Create a prioritized friendship action plan Find extraordinary friends—where to look and how to approach them Take initiative to jumpstart friendships and face fears of rejection Establish “frientimacy,” trust, and happiness through conversation and activities Maintain meaningful friendships and determine which ones are worthwhile Excerpt from Friendships Don't Just Happen: There is a lie out there that real friendship just happens. When I was new to San Francisco eight years ago, I remember standing at a café window on Polk Street watching a group of women inside, huddled around a table laughing. Like the puppy dog at the pound, I looked through the glass, wishing someone would pick me to be theirs. I had a phone full of far-flung friends’ phone numbers, but I didn’t yet know anyone I could just sit and laugh with in a café. It hit me how very hard the friendship process is. I’m an outgoing, socially comfortable woman with a long line of good friendships behind me. And yet I stood there feeling very lonely. And insecure. And exhausted at just the idea of how far I was from that reality. I knew I couldn’t just walk in there and introduce myself to them. “Hi! You look like fun women, can I join you?” I would have been met with stares of pity. No one wants to seem desperate, even if we are. We don’t have platonic pick-up lines memorized. Flirting for friends seems creepy. Asking for her phone number like we’re going to call her up for a Saturday night date is just plain weird. All the batting of my eyelashes wasn’t going to send the right signals. And so I turned away from the scene of laughter and walked away. No, unfortunately, friendships don’t just happen. We Value Belonging Friendships may not happen automatically, but what we crave about them sure seems to! We all want to belong—that need to be connected to others is an inherent desire. We live our entire lives trying to fit in, be known, attract acceptance, and experience intimacy. We desperately want to have others care about us. This book is about that hunger. And more pointedly, it is about listening to it and learning how to fulfill it.

The Business Of Friendship

Author: Shasta Nelson
Editor:
ISBN: 9781400216963
Size: 10,68 MB
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Many professionals experience loneliness, an epidemic that has a significant impact on their health and careers. Friendship expert Shasta Nelson shows how we can develop meaningful, lasting friendships where we spend the majority of our time--at work. Since the 1980s, the rate of loneliness among adults has doubled from 20% to 40%. Loneliness has been proven not only to contribute to health issues and unhappiness, but also to impact workplace productivity, employee retention, innovation, and the company's profitability. Research has shown that loneliness in the workplace can lead to an increase of absenteeism by nearly 37%, and a 16% decrease in profitability with a 65% decrease in share price over time. By not encouraging workplace friendships, companies and managers are missing out on a crucial opportunity to foster an inclusive and engaging environment where employees are more likely to want to spend the majority of their time. Rather than losing productivity, workplaces where friendships are encouraged create more opportunities for collaboration and teamwork. Employees are also losing out. Not only are they passing up the opportunity to foster friendships that will follow them long after the job is over, but they are missing out on collaborative experiences and networking opportunities that could lead to landing better and high-profile projects that are more likely to result in promotions and better career opportunities. But it doesn't have to be this way. Friendship expert Shasta Nelson inspires readers to see why friendship is crucial to their health and their careers, and teaches them how to develop the healthy and appropriate friendships that can benefit them and their organizations. Through her research and practical guidance, she Teaches the 3 Relationship Requirements necessary in all friendships and teams Helps managers and employees assess the health of their relationships and learn ways to repair and improve them Provides guidelines and principles for all relationships, including those with our bosses, toxic coworkers, and potential romantic attractions Friendships are a powerful tool that can be employed for businesspeople to find the success they have dreamed of and for companies to build productive workplaces with dedicated employees.