The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People Audiobook, by Rachel Wilkerson Miller Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Rachel Wilkerson Miller Narrator: Robin Eller Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: May 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781094135878

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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. What’s more, we’re living in an uncharted social landscape with new conventions on how to relate—one where actual phone calls are reserved for Mom (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, your family, and yourself. Author Rachel Wilkerson Miller teaches that “showing up” means connecting with others in a way that makes them feel seen and supported. And that begins with showing up for yourself: recognizing your needs, understanding your physical and mental health, and practicing self-compassion. Only then can you better support other people; witness their joy, pain, and true selves; validate their experiences; and help ease their burden.

When “showing up” for others, it’s not the grandest gesture that matters most—it’s how close you come to meeting your loved ones where they really are.

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  • “Rachel has this great emotional intelligence—and—the ability to translate it into accessible tips on cultivating meaningful relationships.” 

    - BuzzFeed
  • “Goes beyond answering texts on time…Instead, she gets frank with her audience about the moments that impact our friendships most.”

    - Bitch Media
  • “Robin Eller’s earnest performance works well with this extensive lesson on how to put 100% of yourself into living your life. The can-do energy in her voice keeps the audiobook moving…Eller’s optimism and clear interpretations make the message sound immediate and useful.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Gives great advice about being honest when people ask how you’re doing. Plus, a detailed guide to how to show up for people in small and large ways.”

    - NPR
  • “Excellent tips for forging relationships with others and becoming an even better ‘old’ friend.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “An easy, entertaining guide to adult friendships…Those looking for help braving the social unknown will want to take a look.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “A fresh, wise, practical, modern guide for figuring out how to be true to yourself while also meaningfully connected to others. An important contribution to the larger, complicated project of solving loneliness.”

    - Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering
  • “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

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About the Author

Rachel Wilkerson Miller, the author of self-help books, has been a senior lifestyle editor at BuzzFeed. After graduating from Michigan State University with a journalism degree, she worked at Elle. Her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post and Self, and she has been a guest on NPR, the Today show, and Good Morning America.

About the Narrator

Robin Eller is a narrator, actress, singer, and dance educator. She has appeared on stage, in films, and on such television programs as The Bernie Mac Show, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, and General Hospital, as well as numerous commercials. As a dancer, she has traveled the world with the legendary James Brown.