When Jillian moved to New York City, she realized what it meant to be truly lonely for the first time. She had no consistent community - people who would wonder where she was if she didn't show up. She was disconnected.
At the time, she thought that she was the only one who felt this way... but she was VERY wrong. Turns out, loneliness is a huge issue in the United States. The average American only has one close friend, and 75% of people are not satisfied with their friendships. The planet is filled with people who feel like they don't matter. That's pretty bleak, right?
Yet this feeling is rooted in something even deeper and more primal than a need for conversation. What we really desire is intimacy, and to feel like we belong. In order to make that happen, we need to fundamentally change our social lives. Un-Lonely Planet provides seven ways for you to find a healthy congregation, AKA your people. It teaches you how to shift the way that you view community, and realize that fostering meaningful relationships requires deep work. It also shows how Jillian went from desperately floundering around in New York City to having a true chosen family within two years.
If you're ready to find your community, start with this book.