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A look at friendships

It’s time to take a wellness break here on the blog. I’m all about living a healthy life through mind, body AND soul. So let’s talk about friends. I was never the girl who had a lot of friends.  My close friends I can count on my hand and those are the people I lean on in the good and bad times.


I like to think I am a very good friend most of the time but you never really know.

A couple of days ago I was reading Kimberly’s blog and she linked to this article: 7 Friends Every Woman Should Have.  I found it very interesting and very true at the same time.  It got me thinking about the type of friend that I am.

So what type of friend do I think I am? I’m not really sure I fit into one specific category. I think I’m the coach.  I really don’t think I know everything in life but I’ve made a lot of mistakes.  I’ve suffered through some not so great moments that have really changed my outlook on life.  I’m the friend that tries to encourage and motivate people to be the best they can be.

The only downside to being the coach is coming off as preachy.  I’m a fixer.  I try to find solutions to every obstacle or problem and it’s just my natural instinct to go into fix it mode.  I’m a straight talker so I don’t sugarcoat anything.  I like to live in the world of facts and that’s probably why I like being the coach and motivator.

I post this not so you know what type of friend I think I am; I post this as a reminder to tell your friends that you love them. Best friends are the family that we choose and the term best should not be taken lightly. Friends are a huge source of support in our lives and should never be taken for granted. Talk to your friends, love your friends and be there for your friends. You may not be able to be there for every special ocassion or talk everyday, but none of that matters to your best friends. Be the best friend you can possibly be in life. It’s important!

What type of friend are you?

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  • Mandie

    You were always the motivator!! I also call u my extremely creative friend!! But I agree with you that you def don’t sugar coat things, which is a good thing. Too many times we get wrapped up in what we want to hear or what we think our friends want to hear and truthfully your best friends should b able to lay it all out there!! I do see you more turning into the coach as well as just motivating everyone to do their best you are trying to lead us there!! Ur right sometimes I think we all need to step back and think about what kind of friend we are!!

  • Stephanie @AthleteAtHeart

    Given that a lot of my friends are married now, I guess that makes me the “Different Life-Stager” 😛