On Friendship in the Age of Flakiness
When it comes to adult friendships, we're woefully inept - we barely manage to show up for our own commitments, let alone maintain our relationships. We're experiencing a loneliness epidemic: it's an uncharted social landscape where actual phone calls are reserved for your mum (if anyone), 'dropping in' is unheard of and 'flaking out' is routine.
THE ART OF SHOWING UP offers a roadmap through this morass, to true connection with your friends, family and yourself. Rachel Wilkerson Miller teaches that 'showing up' means connecting with others in a way that make them feel seen and supported. And that begins with showing up for yourself: recognising your needs, understanding your physical and mental health, and practising self-compassion. Only then can you better support other people; witness their joy, pain and true selves; validate their experiences; and help ease their burdens.
Rachel's advice is smart, straightforward, and empathetic. The Art of Showing Up offers a roadmap to becoming a better friend and happier person. Read this book! - Alison Green, author of Ask a Manager
This is an incredibly practical book full of easy, yet meaningful, ways to develop more friendship and love in your life. Through steps that anyone can do, Rachel helps us find the support that we all crave in our lives and leaves us feeling ever more hopeful! - Shasta Nelson, author of Frientimacy
Rachel Wilkerson Miller has given us a toolbox for strengthening our relationships with one another and with ourselves. This book is the resource that twenty-, thirty-, and fortysomethings were missing-and that we didn't know we absolutely needed. - Caroline Moss, coauthor of Hey Ladies! and host of Gee Thanks, Just Bought It!