Simply put, Earthing is nothing more than reconnecting your feet with the Earth.

Just as the sun gives us warmth and vitamin D, the Earth underfoot gives us food and water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play, and build on, and something you never, ever thought about—an eternal, natural, and gentle energy.

Just as the sun gives us warmth and vitamin D, the Earth underfoot gives us food and water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play, and build on, and something you never, ever thought about—an eternal, natural, and gentle energy.

I didn't wear shoes until I was about 22 years old when I entered the Corporate world and began a cycle of business-casual clothing and practical shoes (even during my Corporate days I was never a heel-wearer). Flash forward a decade or so (ok, maybe even longer than that) and I hear about "Earthing". I watched the video below and so many things clicked for me. 

After watching the above video, I immediately ordered my first grounding mat to place under my desk while I worked. I receive the mat, excitedly plug it in, take off my shoes, place them upon the mat and it was AH-mazing. I immediately had the sensation of being pulled downwards. Almost as if I was made of honey and I was 'melting' into the ground. Although that might sound alarming, it was quite the opposite... It was fantastic. I felt so calm. I felt grounded. My mind was quiet. It was terrific. Soon afterwards I purchased a few more mats for my friends. Next came the Earthing throw blanket. And as expected, it too is amazing!

The Earthing website allows you to shop "by need" which helps you learn which products will work best for you. They offer multiple products including the mats, mattress covers, throw blankets, pillow covers and more! (note: clicking any of the photos will open a link to Earthing.com in a new window)

The next Earthing product I discovered were shoes! Yes, Earthing SHOES!
That's a thing!


After buying and loving the Earthing mats and blankets I then decided to search for other Earthing-based products and I found ​a company called EarthRunners.com and they make grounding SHOES! Oh my! Long story short, the first time I put these on and walked into my front yard I felt like a kid again. All at once I suddenly remembered the feeling of always being barefoot and the feeling of being connected to the Earth through my feet - something I had not felt in years simply because my lifestyle did not find me outdoors - and barefoot - any longer. Needless to say, these are my GO TO shoes in the warm weather! Easy to clean and SO comfortable I am just waiting for them to create a closed-shoe version for those of us in the Northeast!

Check out the EarthRunner website for yourself!
And if you purchase a pair or already own a pair, do let me know!
I'd love to hear about your experience with them!

Image by Jana Sabeth

What is Earthing?

Interested in learning more?
Check out the Official Trailer for the
The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding

Bright blue old school video camera

Pretty cool, right?
If you're ready
you can watch the full documentary by clicking below:

The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding