Ok, How do you possibly work with your clients when you are SICK SICK SICK?!?!

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

Today's blog post, though a bit off topic, I think can be appreciated by all.


I just got over the flu, FINALLY feeling human and 100% again! I hadn't been cursed with the flu since age 11 I think? Anyhow, I must say, I am glad I have yet to attain a client roster as of yet, because I don't know how I would be able to work with the flu! I am assuming alot of you more established agents have an assistant, are on sales teams, or somehow have someone who you can count on to back you up should something like this keep you out of commission for a bit (in my case 8 whole days).

Needless to say, this has inspired me to encourage all of us to take care of ourselves when we are well. Such a line of work is going to need us to be as healthy as ready when the time calls for us to go above and beyond for our clients. I am going to share a recipe I found which is to help maintain your immune system. I HIGHLY encourage all of you to research and google various natural remedies and other things that will help keep you well so that you are not u attacked with something that keeps you in bed for several days...





2 cups of milk (soy or rice beverage)

1 cup of plain non-fat yogurt

1 serving of a multinutrient suppliment

1 frozen banana cut up

1/2 cup of frozen blueberries

1/2 each of your favorite fruit, frozen (eg. organic strawberries, papaya, mango)

1 tbsp of flax oil or 2 tbsp of flaxseedmeal (because fiber steadies the absorption of carbs and therefore contributes to a steadier blood sugar, it's suggested using rich sources of fiber, such as flaxseed meal-ground flaxseeds containing the oil and the fiber)

3 ounces of tofu

10 mg of zinc

100 mcg. selenium

50-100 iu of vitamin E

1 serving soy isolate powder (optional)

2 tbsp peanutbutter (optional)

Combine all ingredients until smooth, serve immediately while the mixture still has a bubbly milkshake like consistency


Posted by

Shantée Haynes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
216 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
DIRECT: 202-355-5544
OFFICE: 202-608-1880

Comments (7)

Nas Rahaman
ERA Top Service Realty - Queens Village, NY

Yes I also just recovery from the flu. I have never got the flu before. It was a horrible experience for me. I never felt that way before. I will take your recipe into consideration. How often do you jave to take this smoothie??

Apr 02, 2009 04:21 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Shantee, happy to hear you are better!  One big way to avoid the flu is to wash your hands often, especially durring the cold/flu season.  I think we get a lot of the 'bugs" from our kids. they bring them home from school!

Apr 02, 2009 04:27 AM
Shantée Haynes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty - Washington, DC
Your Congress Heights Resident Agent

@ Nas...For adults, two to three times a week is a good start. However, I have heard and read in the past that with remedies such as these for children, daily would be good upon their entering school or daycare


@ Robert...yes, the simplest of things can make all the difference between being miserable for a few days and just a simple 24 hr bug!

Apr 02, 2009 04:30 AM
Kerry Jenkins
Prime Properties - Crestline, CA

take oscillococcineum...it's a homeopathic remedy made by a company called Boiron.  I keep some on hand year round, and I haven't gotten the flu(which i also got every year, usually around CHristmas) since I was...24(I'm 31 now).  Trust me, it works!!!!

Apr 02, 2009 04:30 AM
Shantée Haynes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty - Washington, DC
Your Congress Heights Resident Agent

THANKS AMY!!!! Anything to keep the yuckies away...This is REALLY important since we market ourselves and we need to be on hand and available as much as possible...being sidlined and bedridden defeats that

Apr 02, 2009 04:40 AM
James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move

You find a good pal in the office who will cover for you and help you when you down and out !

Apr 02, 2009 01:51 PM
Shantée Haynes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty - Washington, DC
Your Congress Heights Resident Agent

James, you and I are in the same office...you volunteering??? LOL

Apr 03, 2009 02:04 AM