Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Dandelion Juice As Penance?

by Kristen Suzanne in Uncategorized

Back in January I woke up one morning with such horrible neck pain that I literally couldn’t move. It was very scary. Fast forward to today…it got gradually better, but still bothered me enough that I’ve been taking it easy this whole time (some days better than others). Moreover, I have not been doing much in the way of physical fitness.

Last week I decided to seek help and found an amazing chiropractor in Scottsdale who specializes in Active Release Therapy as well as acupuncture (he works with athletes). He’s helped tremendously, but I’m still not 100% (patience, I know). What’s pretty bad is that he thinks it’s the result of a car accident I was in almost four years ago. Yikes!

As I continue therapy (acupuncture might start tomorrow – wish me luck! I’ve never had it done), I’m really bummed about not being physically active. Exercise is such a huge part of my life. The thought keeps running through my head that you don’t know what you got til it’s gone. Remember that friends…get out and move, stretch, exercise, run, jump, and don’t take for granted if you’re physically capable of all of those things.


I can feel it in my body – the lack of sweating and not getting my heart rate up, the limited range of motion and movement I’m confined to. Even though the accident wasn’t my fault, I still feel bad and decided to make some extra strength green juices today in an effort to help heal my body.


The thing about today’s juice is that I used a bunch of dandelion greens, and truth be told….I can’t stand them! They’re so bitter. When I’m drinking them, it feels like some sort of penance . Here’s what’s kind of funny – while reading about them in my copy of Food Lover’s Companion, it says, “they can add interest to salads.” hhmmm…Interest? I’d say that’s quite generous!

Daily conversation question:
What’s the most beautiful drive you’ve ever taken?

*For those who don’t know, I’m adding a “conversation question” to my blog posts. They’re from these cute “conversation starter” cards I found at a little boutique. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable when meeting new people, or if there is silence while around co-workers, or maybe you’re meeting your boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents for the first time and you want to ensure stimulating conversation. These are fun and made for just that!

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