To embrace aging, my “think outside of the box” doctor suggested grounding, also called earthing. He quickly admitted he wasn’t sure it actually worked, and the peace felt may be just placebo, but thought I should give it a try.
Grounding’s a therapeutic technique that involves walking barefoot on the ground, causing an electronic reconnection to the earth. Still under research, earthing helps physically and mentally – from muscles to moods.
So, I cast off my shoes and hit the grass – a time for peace and prayer, connecting with my inner self and helping the physical conditions of a maturing body.