Buddy System: Friendships Can Help You Heal

In my previous article on the buddy system, I stated that the buddy system, is a reference to having someone who is working with you to exercise and/or eat healthy. When life happens we are tempted to stop everything, including eating right and exercising.

It is my hope that this article will encourage you to seek out a friend to help you cope when "life happens."  Michael Jackson once stated "If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with."

Melinda Marshall says in her article, The Healing Power of Friendship, that there is a difference in watching friends and having them.  In other words, looking at television, going to the movies, attending live entertainment, surfing the internet, reading books, and other passive zone out actives can not make you friends.