Closer e-Book

Closer e-Book

The ultimate guide to closeness.
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A Roadmap to Heart-Centered Social Experiences

Closer is more than a groundbreaking exploration of how gatherings enrich our lives — it’s a practical guide to nurturing connections in the modern era of social media and social isolation. 

Author Jenny Dalio takes us on a two-fold journey: first, moving inward to connect with ourselves and our values, and next looking outward to embrace community. A beautiful take on contemporary relationships, Closer is a blueprint for any soul who craves heart-centered relationships.

    The first female curator of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers, Dalio’s approach to social connection is refreshing and nuanced. She draws on years of experience as an organizer of large gatherings to offer a path forward in this new era.

    Get Closer and enjoy reinvigorated relationships and a renewed perspective on how to foster connection.

    How is it that the internet connects us to a world of people, yet so many of us feel more isolated than ever? That we have hundreds, even thousands of friends on social media, but not a single person to truly confide in? Closer offers every reader a blueprint to find their people and build and nurture community, because connectedness—as more and more studies show—is our key to happiness, fulfillment, and success.

    A book that’s equal parts inspiring and interactive, and packed with prompts, charts, quizzes, and full-color illustrations, Closer takes readers on a two-part journey. Part one is Going IN—a gentle but intentional process of self-discovery and finding out your true direction. Part two is Going OUT—building on all that you’ve learned about yourself to find those few special people who feed your soul, and discovering, or creating, the ever-widening groups that align with your aims and desires.

    We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.

    Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings—conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp—and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.

    The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. Closer will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue—and how you host and attend them.

    “For the last few years I’ve avoided social gatherings because I find them meaningless and banal. I learned much from this book. Closer has created both an art and a science to gathering in ways that can bring joy and fulfillment to any meeting.”

    What’s Inside:

    • Closer Inspiration for a new mode of social gathering — one that brings us together even during times of loneliness and isolation
    • Activities and prompts for forging more fulfilling relationships (with new friends and those who have been nearby all along.
    • Actionable advice and principles that ring true no matter the circumstances.

    How to Use:

    • Download the e-book and enjoy.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    Megan Roberts

    It's hard to capture on photo but it's a piece of art. A stunning publication with beautiful advice. A real book in digital form.

    K. Liam


    liz brown

    I wish this existed as a physical copy- the images are gorgeous and the advice is actionable. great piece.



    Used it for a vacation with friends

    I used some of the games in here for a vacation with friends and it made the conversation so much more interesting than it normally might have been. we know each other well and we know the basics of what is going on in each others lives, but the content in this book was really handy to have. I had a copy dowloaded on my phone so I perused the games while we were sitting by the campfire. In one of them, you share a one-sentence story from your life. People decided what to share it was upbeat and funny - just what we needed for that moment.

    Organizations that trust in
    Live Deeply


    Jenny Dalio launced Live Deeply, an ecosystem of experiential products, services and communities designed to help you discover the intrinsic joy that comes from authentic relationships.
    Prior to Live Deeply, Jenny was the first female curator ofthe World Economic Forum's Global Shapers in Buenors Aires, Argentina and led a dinner on Hope & Faith for TED Global Vancouver. Yet, the purpose-driven entrepreneur is most proud of her work in founding SoulFire Series, a range of concerts and workshops in that brought together 30,000 in-person audiences of every major class, race and religion across four continents. SoulFire Series was both inspirational and action-oriented as attendees explored humanity's most difficult questions: the human experience, meaning, and what it means to truly transform and relate to each other. With the launch of Live Deeply, Jenny sought to build deeper, more purposeful relationships on a personal level. She believes that "While getting together is nice, deep connection is fundamental to true fulfillment."

    Leave the small talk to others

    Transform Social Gatherings & Deepen Bonds With Your Loved Ones. Discover the simple game that sparks connection and evokes compelling conversations.

    Life Stories

    Life Stories is the ultimate tool to help friends & families engage intimately to create a sense of togetherness and organically Unlock forgotten memories with this unique storytelling game. Each card introduces opportunities for self-expression, opening the door to new and exciting elements of conversation.

    The card game

    Slip! is the card game that energizes the party. Imagine a dinner conversation where every guest at the table is engaged, attentive, and laughing — both the shy and the outgoing alike.


    An excellent gift that can be used at any family gathering for casual fun that makes lifelong memories. Show your aunts, uncles, and grandparents that you are interested in them and the knowledge and stories they can pass down. Spark curiosity in the younger generations and give grandkids the opportunity to get to know their grandparents deeply.


    How do you play Life Stories?

    Every box of Life Stories Cards comes with two decks designed to evoke memories that may have been forgotten or untold, until now. Simply draw a card from each deck — Situations + Feelings. Then take turns responding (and listening) to the prompts. You’ll discover gems about each other you never knew... and turn an afternoon or evening into a highly engaging, unforgettable experience. Great for parties, family get-togethers, Girl’s Night, and third-date awkwardness.

    How do you play Slip?

    Every Slip! card contains a unique phrase guest must say — verbatim — during dinner. Place one card under each dinner plate. Throughout the meal, your guests will guess when the other players have slipped their phrase into the conversation Does she actually “like rainy days?” Does he truly “want to lick a walrus?” Some phrases are easy to slip in. Others are nearly impossible. Each one leads to giggles and gaffes. (Here’s a secret: Slip! is more than a game — it’s the reason your guests will listen to one another.)

    How do you play Origins?

    Bring Origins to your next family dinner or casual gathering. Inside the box, you'll discover 70 cards, each with a question designed to elicit a thoughtful (and often surprising) response. Draw one card at a time and pose the question to your grandparent, aunt, uncle, or spouse. But just before you do, be sure to hit record on your phone or camera so their stories can be treasured for generations to come.


    1% donated to mental health

    Eco-friendly, recyclable packaging

    Latina woman owned

    Made with vegan inks & environmentally-friendly dyes

    Get closer

    Discover the people around you on a new level.

    Tried & True


    I've been married to my husband for years now, but we found out new stories about each other. It was surprising to find new stories, and it helped us better connect.

    Brooklyn, NY

    Life Stories felt unique and fun in a new way. With other card packs, once you've used the deck, you can't really re-use them -- you've answered all the questions & heard all the stories. With Life Stories though, there are endless combinations of situations + feelings so you can re-use these cards with family & friends over and over. We've enjoyed them with people from all ages!

    Brenda F

    I learned 6 new stories I have not heard before (how they met some family friends, how they felt at our wedding, stories from their jobs in their 20s, etc.) .... Some which explained a lot and made me feel even closer to my in-laws.

    Devon M.

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