This week I have the pleasure of dealing with post-flu recovery. It means coughing (lots of it), forgetfulness (lots of it, and it’s disconcerting to say the least), and general fatigue. Of out all of this yuckiness comes a distinct feeling of happiness though, for this flu gave me just the kick in the you-know-what to get me jump started and on my way toward better health. I’ve known for a while now that I need to watch my consumption and my eating habits, and this past week I have done just that. There is nothing like a few days of fasting to remind me of how to be mindful with my nourishment. So, even though it has sidetracked me and made me feel miserable, I give this flu a big thumbs up for inspiring positive life changes.