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How do you handle sick?

I’m sick today.  I have a cold, sore throat, headache, you name it.  I don’t like being sick.  No one does.   Being drained of energy, tired, and just generally lethargic makes me feel vulnerable.  I don’t know what it is about getting a cold but it makes me want to eat.  It may be that I’m wanting to feel better and comforted so I turn to my favorite comfort foods rather than the appropriate cold relief medication.  I know the things that I need are hot tea, water, and plenty of rest.  This is the time to practice self-nurturing habits rather than self-destructive habits of eating emotionally for comfort. 

I’m off to take a shower, drink some hot tea, and take a nap.  I’m listening to what my body needs rather than what my head hunger wants.  That’s truly the best of health I can give to myself.

All the best,

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