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Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself. 
For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed. 
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Italian Cream Soda

Aaaah, Summer is finally stopping by and I'm feeling so warm and fuzzy inside that I felt that I should have a drink that was as equally yummy. In comes the Italian Cream Soda. I don't know if you've ever had one but they are super easy to make and will definitely spruce up your entertaining status should you decide to serve them to your buddies. 

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Recipe

Pour 2 ounces of Torani Italian syrup flavor (I use orange but they come in all varieties such as cherry, raspberry, vanilla etc.) into a pitcher.

Add 2 ounces of half and half cream and
8 ounces of club soda (you can use sparkling water if you prefer)

Mix ingredients together and pour into a glass that is half filled with ice.

Garnish with an orange wedge (and a cherry if you love them like I do and find any excuse to use them).

If you really want to get fancy you can also add a scoop of whipped cream on top!

  • Enjoy!!

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