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  • Writer's pictureSandy Eplett

GROUNDING and it's Healing Way

Today, we're talking about something truly electrifying—grounding! Or as some like to call it, earthing. It's all about connecting with the land, and it's one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to boost your health naturally. Ready to get grounded? Take a look at my littel buddy! Barefoot and getting into some real life earthing!

Why Grounding is Awesome

First things first, grounding means physically connecting to the Earth’s surface. When you do this, you're tapping into a natural energy that can help reduce inflammation, improve sleep, and melt away stress. It’s like a magical, natural recharge for your body and mind. And the best part? It's fun and easy to do!

Fun Ways to Ground Yourself

  1. Barefoot Adventures: Kick off those shoes and let your feet breathe! Walk barefoot on grass, sand, dirt, or even mud. Feel the different textures and let the Earth give you a natural foot massage. Your backyard, local park, or a sandy beach are perfect spots for this.

  2. Garden Groove: Got a green thumb or just love playing in the dirt? Gardening is your ticket to grounding. Plant some flowers, veggies, or herbs, and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Plus, you’ll get the bonus of fresh blooms or produce. Did you know I garden barefoot?

  3. Outdoor Yoga Fun: Take your yoga mat outside and practice your poses on the grass. The natural ground beneath you will help you balance and connect. Tree pose under a tree? Yes, please!

  4. Picnic Time: Next time you’re planning a picnic, skip the table and spread out on the ground. Sit on a blanket, enjoy your meal, and feel the Earth beneath you. It’s dining with a grounding twist!

  5. Beach Bliss: If you’re near a beach, you’ve got a grounding paradise at your feet. Walk barefoot along the shore, let the waves lap at your ankles, and enjoy the sand between your toes. Instant relaxation!

  6. Forest Fun: Ever tried forest bathing? It's a Japanese practice called "shinrin-yoku," where you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. Take a hike, find a cozy spot under a tree, and soak up nature’s goodness.

Grounding can do wonders for your health. Think of it as a natural antidote to our fast-paced, tech-heavy lives. By simply spending time connecting with the Earth, you can recharge your body and mind. It's a gentle reminder to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures.

Challenge Accepted?

I challenge you to incorporate at least one grounding activity into your week. Try it out, have fun with it, and see how it makes you feel. Share your grounding adventures with me—I’d love to hear about them!

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there, kick off your shoes, and let’s get grounded!

You just might find me barefoot and grounding at the 2024 East Tennessee Homestead Festival this July 12-13!

Stay awesome and grounded,

OH....and WILD and Homesteady,


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