Meet Shasta Nelson

Friendships are central to everything I do... 

...whether it’s hosting a small group of friends for dinner, running, facilitating workshops where strangers become friends, speaking on healthy relationships, or blogging about the impact of friendships on our health and happiness.

In fact, the more I study and teach about healthy relationships, the more I realize that this is a topic that not only can save our personal lives, but could very well be the thing that transforms the world.



Media Contributor


Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the Founder of, a women’s friendship learning community. 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.