I always liked "grounded" people.
well balanced and sensible.
I always thought of myself as a "grounded" person. And then I was introduced to grounding or earthing. Wow. Game changer! Let me tell you my story.
So, it's been about eight years now I would guess since this journey started for me. David and I were taking a walk on Martha's Vineyard as we do every summer and suddenly I lost my vision just for a few seconds. It rattled me of course - I stopped abruptly in my tracks and David was very concerned what was wrong. I didn't know, but it was kind of scary. It went away and we kept walking. About two weeks later it happened again. And then it was happening every week. And then it was happening twice a week. It was almost like a small black out, very hard to describe. Very strange, just a few seconds and it was really just my vision. No other symptoms. So of course I went to the doctor. First, they thought that it was connected to my Graves disease. They did a lot of tests and it wasn't. I don't even have a thyroid anymore and I'm quite stable using my thyroid replacement meds, my Slim & Sassy essential oil and Mito2Max for energy. So, they kept checking; They did an MRI, they did a cat-scan, they did everything that you could possibly think of. They couldn't figure out what was causing this. I had to quit driving. This was becoming quite a problem and very concerning. They even thought I was having mini-strokes!! This was crazy!! I'm so healthy! I eat well, I exercise, I don’t drink or smoke - how could this be happening? One day I was chatting with a new friend at my Zumba class and she said have you heard of Grounding? I remembered that a couple of years before that Doctor John Gray who is the author of Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus advised me to have my son start Earthing because he was having some focus issues.(I had the honor of meeting John at a reception for natural health at his home).I said grounding?? she explained it to me and then I said "oh EARTHING!" Now, for a variety of reasons, I didn’t look into Earthing when John Gray first mentioned it. I was not “there yet” on my learning journey - of course now I think he's a genius!!! So, earthing was coming into my life again and this time I was much more open. Maybe because I was so anxious or because it came to me twice but for whatever reason I took it seriously. My friend loaned me a video and a book called Earthing by Clinton Ober (you can find it on my website under the “Products for You” tab) I recommend it to everyone! You can go to earthing.com and you can buy earthing pads, earthing blankets and all kinds of ways that you can Earth indoors. Or, you can simply put your feet on the earth - yes, GO TO THE BEACH! My friend had also loaned me one of her earthing pads and I plugged it into a grounded socket (it's not electrical -you plug it into the ground whole only). I started putting my bare feet on it in my apartment on the 31st floor of a high-rise…(I live in a massive city in China so putting my bare feet on EARTH there is NOT an option!) I thought I was losing my mind (but I have thought that many times now on my little biohacking journey) I'm here to tell you that since that very first moment of putting my feet on that pad I have not had one of those little episodes with my vision since! You can rest assured that everyone in my family received an earthing pad for Christmas that year - that's how convinced I was and am of its healing powers. I have posted a news piece and an article on my website on earthing so that you can get a little bit more science on it but I also highly recommend that you read the book or even better, take an hour and watch the Earthing Movie I have linked up for you! I also highly recommend that you look into the doTERRA oil Balance its our grounding oil and it actually will help you feel grounded as well!