This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!

As I got hit in the face with a mild flu on Monday followed by continued cold symptoms, I tried to reflect back on how that sickness came to be. I didn’t visit my (often contagious) niece that weekend, I had a pretty relaxing day before, but I didn’t wear a scarf when I went to the grocery store…or it could be recovery time after my digestive issues the weekend before that, and not eating sugar anymore…and the looping goes on.

I believe that when we get sick, it doesn’t really matter how we got it, but rather what our bodies (and the Universe) might be trying to tell us. And for me, it’s to slow down. Work actually hasn’t been crazy busy lately, so I wondered how that could be, but it doesn’t mean that I’m not working any harder. Days have felt really full, and so have the weekends with all of the recent celebrations and wedding planning events.

Being sick this week has meant not going out (except to the grocery store for more healing remedies) and instead sitting at my desk working on projects that I’ve put on the back burner. And you know what, it felt AWESOME to have completed those! So this sickness has been a blessing in disguise.

I’m also able to compare the level of sickness to what I’ve had before. Although Monday night was the worst of it, being a little achy and cough-y isn’t all that bad. It could always be worse. It’s moments like this when I also feel grateful for what I have — access to organic fruit, hot water and a hot meal, and a partner who makes me spicy soup to relieve the symptoms.

What do your moments of sickness tell you about yourself and what’s around you?

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