Ah, the feeling of intimate and supportive friendships to make us feel special and loved… how comforting! Unfortunately, we have never really learned how to nurture those friendships. Especially with our “busyness,” there is just enough time for the impersonal exchanges ( texting, email, IG and FB comments, etc) and not enough for quality time.

We must re-prioritize our friendships and learn how to cultivate such an essential aspect of our happiness. Some might call it “mindful relationships.” Others “conscious friendships.”

But really, It’s just a deep, meaningful connection.

Research on societal loneliness shows that nearly 40% of adults do not have one friend to turn to for meaningful support and conversation. In this video, Shasta Nelson, a renown expert on friendships, gives us three fundamental elements to making such relationships work. Enjoy!