We all have people in our lives that either uplift us or completely drain our energy. When you need to expend extra energy to protect yourself from slights or a barrage of constant negativity that effort depletes your well being on many levels. Surrounding yourself with people who uplift and encourage you builds a strong foundation of harmony and support. It is important to choose "life affirming" people versus "life draining." Begin to notice how you feel when you are with different people. Do they brighten your day or bring you down?