The Sniffles



‘I’ve got the sniffles.’  That sounds innocuous.  A cold virus is anything but. Two holiday parties and a long-anticipated lunch date missed. A week-end lost to a Benadryl-induced stupor.

With high expectations for December good cheer, it’s extra disappointing when an illness comes to call instead. And after falling ill, we are then admonished by cultural norms to do battle against the bug. As if it wasn’t enough to find ourselves unwell, now we are to rally for a fight.

Be proactive?  Yes.  Fight?  No. How about practicing a few Alexander Technique principles instead?  Observe Self.  Note unpleasant cold symptoms. Note the mind’s response to them. Pause. (This is the Do-Nothing part.)  Choose what happens next.    Perhaps choose this-

‘Try a Little Tenderness’ Tea:  Boil water.  Pour. Add a tablespoon of honey and a squeeze or two of fresh lemon.  Cup mug in hands.  Inhale to the best of your ability and then sip. Add Rest. Repeat as needed.



3 thoughts on “The Sniffles

  1. Stephanie Henkle December 22, 2016 / 3:58 am

    You with a cold and me, trying to recoup from a nasty spill on the ice. here’s to us, who’s like us? Damned few! Maybe this will cheer you: xoxo Loved your card. Holiday (and every day) love to you and Mikey!


  2. Lynn December 22, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Under the weather brings focus and recovery. If using Alexander Techniques, the fall to recovery is ever mindful and rejuvenated to being well again. Be well soon my friend.


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