We have an unacknowledged epidemic of loneliness. 75% of North Americans report dissatisfaction with their friendships; few of us even know the definition of friendship, how to measure it, how to create and develop it, and how to repair it. We may know more people than ever before, and we may be more connected now than ever before, but we are also lonelier. Shasta will remove the stigma of loneliness, define it, and help her audience know what to do when they feel it. Shasta will discuss how to increase the depth in all our relationships and how to create more meaningful community in their lives.