Are you mindful of the nature of your friends, family, clients and associates?

Do you often engage with people who take pleasure in espousing crazy talk, negativity or languishing in the past? Or do you share your time with people who are mostly positive, supportive and creative? If you are surrounded by the former, I recommend weeding your personal garden of buzz kills, complainers, controllers and drama queens.

If today is the last day of your life who do you want to spend it with?

What do you really gain by allowing people to hang around who are toxic, living in the past, disinterested in self growth … OR … whom have little interest in supporting you as you improve, grow and change?

A golden nugget of wisdom shared by mindful parents, teachers and sages directs us to surround ourselves with a “healthy and positive” peer group. Why? Because you are most like the people you spend your time with PERIOD.

It’s not surprising that on your journey of personal growth your inner light will illuminate personalities that no longer suit your way of living. Your personal development doesn’t mean that you write somebody off and become an arrogant jerk.

If you are serious about positive change, you will naturally stop engaging people who have zero interest in changing their stagnant or negative patterns. You will begin attracting more like minded happy people - naturally.

You have the choice to surround yourself with …

* People who love you

* People who make you laugh

* People who are kind

* People who can laugh at themselves

* People who are open minded

* People who are comfortable in their own skin

* People who are positive

* People who are interested in improving themselves

* People who are curious

* People who are in love with life

* People who marvel at the beauty of nature

* People who aren’t afraid of being loved

* People who are learning to love themselves

After all, life is too short to be anything but happy!

Author's Bio: 

Unconventional, spirited and delightfully curious, Shann Vander Leek is a fresh new voice in the arena of mindfulness and extreme self care. She is the founder of True Balance Life Coaching and a Coach Training Alliance Certified Coach and Certified Yoga Instructor. Shann inspires women in transition to create balance in their lives through personal coaching, yoga and creative expression. She is the Co-author of a new best selling series of team-authored books for women titled, Wake Up Women BE Happy, Healthy & Wealthy. Telephone and email consultations make Shann accessible to clients all over the world. Visit to sign up for a complimentary personal development session.