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Joy Superpowers – Episode 22 – Close Friends
Episode 2216th March 2022 • The Art and Science of Joy • Andrew Cannon
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In the 22nd Joy Superpowers episode, we are tackling the superpower of close friends with friendship expert Shasta Nelson! Shasta 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. She is also the author of 3 books: "Friendships Don't Just Happen!", "Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness" and "The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of the Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time".

To find out more about Shasta's work, please visit her website You can also take a free assessment here to get started on deepening your friendships!

During this episode, we are discussing topics such as:

  • Shasta's path into becoming a friendship expert
  • The health benefits of having meaningful relationships
  • Shasta's triangle model of requirements for healthy relationships

About the podcast:

The Art and Science of Joy Podcast is all about inspiring people to live more joyfully, so if you're seeking a bit more joy in your own life or seeking to bring some more joy to the lives of others then this podcast could well be for you! In our second podcast series, Joy Superpowers, we'll be going through one superpower per week that you can use to live a more joy-filled life.

In each episode, I'll be inviting an expert on a particular Joy Superpower to share their words of wisdom, as we take a look at the science behind the superpower, and explore how you can apply the superpower in your own life.

Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram at @theartandscienceofjoy as we continue to explore the Joy Superpowers and continue join the conversation.

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