On a rainy Monday, it’s easy to get down on yourself. When I get anxious and stressed with all the work I know I have ahead of me, sometimes I have to take a moment to sit back and watch the animals. The beauty of working with them is that everyday, they remind me to stay in the moment. Emily is a perfect example.
She reminds me that there’s always time to stop and smell the flowers. . .
Emily isn’t the only one who benefits from eating Dandelions. Humans have been eating this nutrition-packed plant for generations, and rightly so. Dandelions actually contain as much iron as spinach, with even more calcium and vitamin A. They are even known to detoxify the system. All parts of the plant are edible, but the greens are the tastiest before the plant has flowered.
I say, on a nice hot day, once this rain goes away, grab a handful of dandelion greens and let them soak in some boiling water. After about fifteen minutes, throw in some ice cubes and sugar to make dandelion iced tea! Sit back, take a sip, and let yourself relax in the moment, even if it’s just for a moment. . .