Those of you who have followed my blog posts for some time know that most of the time I am exploring ways to BE WELL - physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.  I often report on studies about wellness and how hypnotherapy can be used as a tool to achieve that goal.  Today I am simply reflecting on how fortunate I have been in the wonderful number of friends in my life.  This came to mind because I have just come back from a five day trip up to Niagara Falls, Canada, with a couple who have been a part of my life since 1981.  Although it had been a number of years since we had been together, we climbed in the SUV and immediately started chatting as if we had seen each other recently.  During the trip, we toured, we ate, we went on the "Maid of the Mist" boat tour of the falls and we ate some more.  But most of all we talked, reminisced and laughed together.  We parted yesterday - they fly home on Saturday.  I'm back to work today.  But each one of us, is likely feeling good today because of that time we shared together.  Give yourself the best chance at wellness by enjoying old friends, making new friends and reconnecting with those who have been lost along the way because of busy lifestyles.  Friendships can help you to BE WELL.