U is for Unshod

Have you ever experienced or heard about something and immediately it felt right and true to you? That’s how I felt when I first heard about Earthing.

Basically, Earthing is deriving benefit of physical contact with the earth: barefeet on dirt, grass, or water.

In today’s world of concrete and isolation, we are far removed from the generative energy that comes from Mother Earth. When we are able to make direct contact with the surface of the Earth our bodies receive a charge of energy that restores balance and infuses us with positive feelings and renewed energy.

Living in a climate that doesn’t allow for much barefoot walking for several months of the year, I look forward to being able to get back to Mother Nature once again.

Total Investment: If you don’t go in for the sleep mats, this is a totally free “thing.”

Related articles:

“5 Reason to walk barefoot”





About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, writer, traveler, Mormon
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8 Responses to U is for Unshod

  1. Trudy says:

    I was telling some friends about “earthing” over the weekend! I live in a condo and don’t have a private yard, but I sometimes take my shoes off to walk in the grass that surrounds our building, and touch the trees when I go to our mail box, to make that connection with nature.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Ugli Fruit

  2. Libertas says:

    I’m not much for walking barefoot in dirt, but barefoot on the beach… Sand. Ocean. Ahhh…

    • Gail says:

      I hear you! Amazing, huh? Also grass is great. I even like mud. There is a trail behind my home that is often muddy, but I love walking in the mud. I wear my Vibram 5-fingers there though, as the trail is rough with roots and rocks. Not quite the same thing as earthing I guess…

  3. Lydia Howe says:

    Ah yes, I find it totally delightful to go barefoot. In fact, I spent most of my childhood barefoot, and still walk around without shoes on whenever possible. (Except in public places like stores.) It’s fun building up callouses on your feet so you can walk down gravel roads and such and not even feel the sharp edges.

    Visiting from the A to Z Challenge. See my “U” post here: https://lydiahowe.com/2017/04/25/u-is-for-uncle-izaac-atozchallenge/

  4. Brandolyn Fillmore says:

    Another thing I’ve never heard of. I support the idea of connecting with nature though. It reminds me of the book, Last Child in the Woods, where the author talks”Nature Deficit Disorder” and how it affects us-especially kids.

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