Have you ever realized the difference between walking on grass barefoot and walking on grass with shoes? I strongly suggest you give it a try. The experience is soothing, and calming. I’m reminded of when I was child and did not care about getting my feet dirty. Now, as an adult, we assume that getting our feet dirty is a child-like behaviour we can’t do anymore.

Well that could not be farthest from the truth. I recently came across of this grounding article from Dr. Mercola, which provided great insight to the health benefits of grounding, also known as earthing.

“It is well established, though not widely known, that the surface of the earth possesses a limitless and continuously renewed supply of free or mobile electrons as a consequence of a global atmospheric electron circuit. Wearing shoes with insulating soles and/or sleeping in beds that are isolated from the electrical ground plane of the earth have disconnected most people from the earth’s electrical rhythms and free electrons.

… A previous study demonstrated that connecting the human body to the earth during sleep (earthing) normalizes the daily cortisol rhythm and improves sleep. A variety of other benefits were reported, including reductions in pain and inflammation. Subsequent studies have confirmed these earlier findings and documented virtually immediate physiologic and clinical effects of grounding or earthing the body.” (Dr. Mercola, June 14, 2013).

Recently, I had a headache and a Rekki healer told me to try grounding—plant my bare feet on the grass. Within 15 minutes, my headache disappeared. For your next headache episode consider grounding!

Some people suggest yoga for a variety of reasons such as weight loss, increased flexibility, greater strength, and mind-body connection.

But did you know that yoga can help our brain function better? This article that I came across explains how just 20 minutes of Hatha yoga is beneficial to brain functioning. Anyone can do something for 20 minutes, right? It may be worth a try.

“It appears that following yoga practice, the participants were better able to focus their mental resources, process information quickly, more accurately and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively than after performing an aerobic exercise bout,” study researcher Neha Gothe, a professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies at the university, said in a statement. Gothe conducted the study while a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Huffpost, Healthy Living).

 

  1. Buy her flowers… of course chocolate goes over well too!
  2. Write her a love poem
  3. Give her a foot massage…or full body if she’d rather… no it doesn’t have to lead to…!
  4. Caring for her more than she does for you is the essence of positive loving.
  5. Equality is not measured by a single act.
  6. Give her a kiss just because you love her. Tell her how much.
  7. Learn to enjoy shopping and chick flicks… yes it is OK to cry guys.
  8. Let her know how much you love her, no matter how hard it is for you.
  9. Tell her how proud you are of her – be specific.
  10. Hold her hand in public.
  11. Compliment her in the presence of her friends, not just when you’re  alone.
  12. Surprise her with breakfast in bed.
  13. Go into stores with her, rather than sitting out in the mall or in the car. The talking is invaluable even if you “don’t like shopping”!
  14. Fix dinner for her, one that’s her favourite.
  15. Value what she says.
  16. Tell her how attractive/hot she is at least once a day!