I’ve been told that I can get really way over the top serious sometimes. I agree with that. I take my coaching practice and writing very seriously. However, I also have a humorous, light-hearted side that is showing up as of late. So, I’ve decided that it’s time to let you see the part of me that I’ve sort of hidden. I also encourage you to submit your humorous stories, life hacks, or plain old mess ups with us. You can go here for more info.
This week I’ve been so grateful for health and wellness. It also got me thinking about a time when the cold from hell decided to take up residence in my body and fight for the penthouse suite – automatic weapons, armored cars, mob connections…
Have you ever noticed how uninterested the family is in your sick time? If I ignored them when they were ailing, they would call child protective services on me for neglecting them. But if mom is sick…who cares…she’ll be OK; after all, she’s SO strong and knows everything. Well, yes, I am and I do, but I still need a little TLC occasionally. However, when I am down, I have gotten plenty of cold-remedy suggestions from various friends. Some outstanding and some…not so much.
Here’s just a few:
The Neti Pot – Yes, this little tea pot of the natural-remedy world comes packing a punch…to your sinuses. You wouldn’t think that pouring mildly salty water up your nose could be so friggin painful…oh, but yes, the burning is profound when you’ve been blowing your sore nose fifty times a day for a week. This one is mildly traumatic. Stainless Steel Neti Pot for Sinus Congestion (Ayurvedic JalNeti) If you dare…
The good part about it is that it really does help.
Someone once told me that the best cough drop on the market is the FISHERMAN’S FRIEND MENTHOL COUGH SUPPRESSANT, so I decided to try it for that tough (sleep-depriving) cough that came with the viral invasion. Good God, those things taste about as bad as what I was coughing up. I can understand why only a fisherman would consider them a friend. They are used to smells (and likely tastes) that would gag a maggot. Now I know why we always rush to the sugary, yummy ones like Ricola or Hall’s.
However, again, they really did work. That night I actually slept…I had nasty, bottom-of-the-boat breath, but I slept.
For Body Aches
A friend once gave me a rub that supposedly helps with sore muscles and body aches associated with colds and flu. Unfortunately, I forgot to read the ingredients list before I liberally applied it to my entire body. About five minutes later, I knew of my mistake when I broke out into hives. I am allergic to lavender…one of the main ingredients in the otherwise pleasant creme. So, I was then forced to take a shower that I didn’t have the energy for.
But, guess what? I felt better after the shower…go figure.
I guess the moral to the story is this: Just because it stinks, tastes like dead fish, burns like hell, or breaks you out in disgusting boils doesn’t mean it isn’t helping you. Keep an open mind. And I found this video hilarious…laughter always makes you feel better.
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