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Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Sick

DISCLOSURE: This sponsored post is part of a new project I’m undertaking as a compensated member of the Vicks Ambassador Network. As always, the stories, opinions, feedback and all content below is 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy!

I have the power to shift time. Seriously. When I feel a cold coming on — the throat tickles, the stuffy nose, the general malaise — I often make mental deals with the health gods to delay my illness to a more convenient time.

I don’t know how or why, but 9 times out of 10, I get my way.

I’ve pushed sickness off for race days (“let me feel OK until Sunday night and then I can make it through”), vacations (“it wouldn’t be fair to make me miserable while visiting my family, so let’s put this on hold for a week”), big work projects, photo shoots, conference speaking gigs and much more. Maybe it’s mind over matter, but somehow, my body knows that I mean business.

Of course, when the cold or flu does come on, I’m a wreck. I feel sorry for myself, I indulge in lots of whining, “why meeeeee?”s and tantrums that scare both my dog and my child.

That’s one of the reasons I’m excited to announce that I am working with Vicks, to showcase their products, including Vicks® DayQuil® Cold & Flu Liquid medicine and Vicks® NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief medicine.

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I absolutely HATE taking medicine, but when I do, I really do turn to these products to try to get a break from my misery. Truly, the DayQuil is the best for knocking all symptoms out — cough, sore throat, headache, fever, runny nose, etc. — without making me drowsy. And the NyQuil helps me fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up with at least some hope that the day will be manageable.

{After coffee, of course.}

One of my favorite things about Vicks is their “Can’t Take a Sick Day” campaign, especially because it features both moms and dads, whose toddler bosses don’t let them call in sick.

{HELLO, do I understand that one.}

Anyway, with the holidays fast-approaching and a million reasons to not get sick, I’m hoping that my time-shifting powers stick around and I can put off any cold or flu ailments until the new year. Or maybe February. Heck, next June is looking fairly quiet. If not, my DayQuil and NyQuil is ready to save the day.

You can learn more at and

DISCLOSURE: This sponsored post is part of a new project I’m undertaking as a compensated member of the Vicks Ambassador Network. As always, the stories, opinions, feedback and all content above is 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy!

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