Excuse the foot-gazing photo, but it's actually appropriate here. A few months ago, my friend Lisa, got me hooked on grounding, which is just what it sounds like! Removing your shoes, and connecting to the bare earth! Read all about the theory and benefits on this website.
Now I have a ritual! Every morning, I go out to the garden, find a mossy little bank, and sit or stand with bare feet for about 20 minutes while I drink my tea. If I am having a bad day, I ground twice. I always feel a warm, positive energy through my body and it leaves me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! Sometimes I add Swan Arms just for fun. Thank you, Lisa!! It's really helped me get through these gloomy winter days, though I plan to continue this ritual all year round. Anyone else tried grounding?
P.S. Obviously, don't go freezing your toes off, if you actually have real winters with snow!
Photo: Chelsea Fuss.
My next door neighbor and I both live barefoot all summer long (when we’re at home, anyways; we do wear shoes when we leave!). I think maybe it’s a country kid/gardener thing? I’ve been grounding in a different way the past two weeks, starting to weed and turn my winter beds, sowing poppies, stocks, and even peas!
Hi Sarah! I love that! I’ve been working in the garden too, trying to get the soil prepped! Your garden sounds lovely!