For the last few years, as I walk, drive, shower, clean, whatever, I repeat this phrase in my head over and over: I am young, I am strong, I am healthy and happy.

You can use it too—I won’t mind.

I am feeling especially strong and healthy right now because I beat the flu. Brad caught it on a plane two weeks ago. When he tested positive For Influenza B+ (first case in Reno), the doctor looked at me and said, "You live with him? You're going to get it too." But he prescribed for me what he called "prophylactic Tamiflu." One pill a day, for 7 days. The pharmacist said, "Is this doctor a friend of yours? Because this is not normal." I explained and she shrugged, but it worked. I disinfected the house, washed my hands constantly, and took my Tamiflu and I never got it.

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