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When was the last time you took off your shoes and enjoyed nature? Or walked on the beach barefoot, felt the breeze of the ocean while looking up in the clear blue sky?

Most of us, when we grow tired of the urban jungle think of a weekend gateway – a place to let loose and unwind, somewhere serene and calm, somewhere we can experience nature at its finest.

Humankind muster the Earth as far as the pages of history can remember. From the early days, we were once part of a mundane species toiling the soil to survive and wandering this splendid planet we called home, with minimal clothing and footwear, without the aid of modern medicine to cure diseases, and without any aid of convenient supplements, readily available over the counter today.

Over time we evolved, culture developed and so too our relationship with nature changed, we enclosed ourselves in civilisations, in cities and neighbourhoods.

But once in a while, we still long for that inherent charm of Mother Nature at its purest form and as a means of healing.

Ever heard of the term “Earthing” or “Grounding”? It is a process where the body absorbs the energy of nature through the skin, commonly through the soles of the feet.

This process was practiced thousands of years ago until human development put barriers on our connection, such as footwear, pavements and social infrastructures.



Earthing reduces stress by lowering the cortisol levels in the body; it also improves energy and uplifts the mood.

It improves the quality of sleep and revitalises the body by reducing inflamed muscles and organs. Earthing boosts the overall wellness of the body, to sum it all up, it is good stuff!

As we are exposed to everyday electromagnetic energy and free radicals from pollution and technology, “grounding” or “earthing” can neutralise these unwanted substances and lessen the level. A win-win ending for being “down-to-earth”.

Here are some tips to consider whenever you have time:

  • Go outside – The easiest way to reconnect with nature is going out your front door! Staying home and watching your favourite TV show may sound like fun but studies suggest spending time outside improves one’s overall wellbeing and vitality.
  • Walk barefoot – the earth’s energy can easily be transferred to the soles of the feet. Go ahead, remove those thongs and shoes, walk the earth!
  • Visit the beach – Now this is a treat, isn’t it? Walk along the shore and lie in the sand, this is also an effective way of absorbing precious energy.
  • Plant trees or visit a local farm – harvesting the local produce and digging in the soil for planting are fantastic ways to link yourself to Mother Nature.
  • Meditate – Visualisation is a healing tool, breathe in and breathe out the air. Calmness is the first step to healing and energising.
  • Have a picnic or go camping – Be one with nature, feel it’s surroundings and let it embrace you whole heartedly. Invigorate yourself and appreciate the wonders around you.

When is last time you have relaxed in the outdoors? Please share in the comments below.

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  • I love taking photos and this is one that I took with my daughter not too long ago Earthing to a tee

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  • I hadn’t heard of earthing before this.

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  • If I step outside my door in barefoot, I am likely to get a batch of flea burrs and bindi’s in my foot, the downside to living rural and being in drought.

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  • I did feel that when I went on a holiday to my dad’s and we got up very early each morning to start our day with a walk on the beach, that I was more rested, slept better and generally started the day in a really uplifted positive mood. We are trying to get back there for two weeks in January

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  • i love walking on the beach

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  • lol we didn’t have the choice but to walk around barefoot before lol

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  • enjoy the nature

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  • Great reminder, it’s time to get closer to nature when the weather is warmer.

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  • I am definitely on board for this!

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  • What an interesting read on ‘earthing’ i must do this more often.


    • We have some beautiful weather coming up so it’s the perfect time to start x

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  • earthing what is?

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  • I do love to get out in the morning after school drop off and go for a 30 minute walk. I love it and the wet weather over the past weeks has made it difficult. I don’t like to walk in the rain. But, walking in the fresh air with a clear blue sky is so invigorating. I love it. I do love walking along a beach too, but that requires much greater effort and travel.

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  • every day baby, love that it has a name


    • Isn’t it great when you find out that something you love is also good for you?!

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  • Can’t wait for summer to do this yet again.

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  • Every weekend walking the dog at the beach. Always feel more relaxed afterwards, even if tired from the long walks. Mind is clearer to and we’ve solved lots of life’s dramas with a walk at the beach.


    • A walk along the beach can certainly cure many of life’s problems can’t it.

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