I remember as a kid we always played outside barefooted. I would run through the woods and down a gravel road and thought nothing of it. The bottoms of my feet were tough as leather. You do not see kids doing that as much anymore. Heck, you don’t even see them playing outside hardly anymore.

We need to get back to that. We need to get back to “Earthing” or also called “Grounding”. It is healthy and our bodies need it.
The Earth offers natural healing when there is direct skin contact to the Earth surface. I get a lot of this at the beach. 

The Earth offers free electrons that neutralize and charge the body. Electrons run through the Earth and body that reduces free radicals and eliminates static charge. Earthing can reduce inflammation, arthritis, chronic pain, insomnia, depression and anxiety.  

The most simple way of Earthing is bare feet or hands directly on the Earth for 1/2 and hour a day. Contact to your living home floor or concrete does not work. It as to be directly to the Earth. Get dirty. Kick your shoes off and take a walk through the yard or on the beach. It will make you feel good. It is healthy to walk barefoot anyway as it stretches your tendons and muscles in your feet. 

For those that can not go barefoot there are some man made options such as grounding mats and bed pads that are made with natural conductors. You can get a grounding mat to rest your bare feet on while you work or watch tv. The bed pads fit on a bed for a nice peaceful rest, because who wants to sleep outside on the ground? I have also seen grounding bracelets you can wear for that little extra energy. 

God made the Earth so we need to take advantage of the gift that so many take for granted. 


  1. I love going barefoot in the country! Especially when I'm working in the garden.....just hose down my feet when I'm finished!

  2. I love going barefoot on the beach. We had some neighbors who's children would run around all summer barefoot while playing outside. Their parents are only in their 30's and to was so nice to see their kids in old fashion play. No media just kids playing in the dirt, collecting rocks, painting them, building forts and even riding their bikes barefoot. Their little feet were just like yours, tough as leather. It was so refreshing watching them play. I gotta say, I was so impressed with their parents, it's not often these days where kids aren't focused on a screen.

  3. Ok, this is a new one on me. Never heard of this, EArthing that is. But I have always thought that going barefoot had it's advantages, but this is definitely a good line of thought. I have thought of doing some barefoot hiking. But I tell you now one little gravel and I KNOW it.
    Take care and enjoy this 'warm' weather.
    Sherry & jack over here between two rivers.

  4. I like the term! We used to always play outside, many days in our bare feet in our front yard. It certainly was more commonplace than now, like you said, you hardly see kids playing outside anymore . It was what we mainly did as kids!