Taking Steps to Re-Connect
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Human civilization likes to congratulate itself on how far we come.

While it’s true that advances in science and technology have certainly added to the comfort and convenience of modern living, in some ways, this progress has also weakened our relationship with the natural world.

Once upon a time, humans lived by the seasonal rhythms of the planet. Food, labour, and social activities were guided by the calendar and its climate. We created things from scratch, explored our environment on foot, hunted food, worked gardens and fields. We wore clothing and shoes from natural materials, sometimes made by our own hands. It wasn’t always an easy life, but our connection with the Earth was both necessary and profound.
outdoor shoes for earthing
Increasingly, society tends to view Nature as either a resource to conquer and exploit, or an uncomfortable, untamed place to avoid. As the digital world continues to expand, spending time outdoors, interacting with the elements and landscape, is a luxury we seem to have less and less time or inclination for. In some cases, professional expectations and responsibilities are at odds with our own biology, creating imbalances in both our mental and physical health.

In recent years, the earthing and grounding movement has gained momentum as science finally catches up with what some of us have known instinctively for years... connecting with the Earth and its energy promotes healing and wellness.
earthing going barefoot in the grass
The human body has a natural electromagnetic field, and every system in the body runs on currents and signals from the brain. The Earth also has an electromagnetic field. When we come in direct contact with the Earth’s surface (via the ground, lakes, trees, oceans) we absorb its electrons, which then act as antioxidants, protecting our healthy cells.

  • stabilizes the free radicals in our bodies
  • regulates our nervous system
  • synchronizes our bio- and circadian rhythms
  • eases inflammation
  • improves circulation and immune response
Going barefoot is the best way to practice earthing, but it’s not always convenient (or safe) to do so. Unfortunately, even our shoes create a barrier between us and the ground, with artificial materials and synthetic soles preventing us from absorbing the Earth’s energy.

Leather-soled moccasins are the original earthing shoes.
Leather-soled earthing shoes ballet moccasins by Bastien Industries
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