Spent some time getting grounded at the beach yesterday. Used to only say that word when I was a kid, and teenager, after my mom grounded me for just about everything (she was the tough one - and I was up for the challenge 😬).
When I moved to NYC after college, I remember a friend telling me about the concept of grounding (or earthing). At the time, the only thing my feet ever touched was the concrete. Honestly, I thought it sounded like a bunch of bullshit but lately when I have a long week, I drive to the beach, walk out on the edge of the water and feel a sense of calm I can’t explain.
Earthing is the concept of reconnecting to the earth and literally grounding or leveling out your body’s magnetic charge. It’s a way to stabilize your energy, relieve stress and anxiety, and focus on the present moment. Kind of like a mini meditation with nature.
If you can, find some time to get out in nature this weekend - kick off your shoes, and reconnect with the earth - ultimately reconnecting with yourself. 🌊
Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.