TC314: Shasta Nelson, author of Frientimacy

TC314: Shasta Nelson, author of Frientimacy

On this week’s show we are pleased to have Shasta Nelson, author of Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness, as our guest. Join host Robin Masiewicz and Amy Frost as they discuss Shasta’s book, challenges with friendship for both women and men, and Shasta’s future projects.

If you are a follower of the Transformation Cafe podcast, you may have heard our Cafe Book Club episodes covering this great book. If not, now’s your chance to check it out!

If you don’t have a copy of this great book, or you want to give one to a loved one, you can support the Transformation-Cafe by purchasing  Frientimacy using this link. It won’t cost you any more, but it helps us to continue providing new content. Thank you!

Shasta Nelson

Shasta Nelson, author of Frientimacy

Cafe Book Club episodes on Frientimacy

Here are links to the previous episodes of our Cafe Book Club review of Frientimacy.

Chapters 1-2The Intimacy Gap
Chapters 3-5  – The Frientimacy Triangle, Identifying the 5 Intimacy Gaps and Positivity – Giving and Receiving
Chapters 6 -7 –  Consistency – Building Trust and Vulnerability – Deeper Meaning
Chapters 8-10Leaning into Intimacy – Obstacles Doubting our Self Worth and Fear of Rejection
Chapter 11 – Obstacles – The Toxic Friend Trend
Chapters 12-13Obstacles – Jealousy and Envy and Holding Ourselves Back

About Shasta:

Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the Founder of, a women’s friendship matching site in 65 cities across the U.S. and Canada. 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 GirlFriendsShe also writes at 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.

Shasta’s Links:

Shasta Nelson
Shasta’s Friendship Blog

1 Comment

  1. Amy Frost
    Aug 17, 2016

    I want everyone to do this work… the world will be a much better place for all of us!!!! Having this available makes it a lot easily for people to dive into the work!!1 Thank YOU Andy for your beautiful work bringing this all together! Robin you are the hostess with the mostess

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