There Is No Need To Go Ragamuffin

What you need to do is take off your shoes.

Yes, take them off… Those swanky Nike’s, leathery Pierre Cardin’s, PEP Boutique’s, or whatever you are wearing – take them off the next time you go for a walk in the local park, go on a hiking trail, or step out into your own garden.

Find a nice spot – linger there a moment, take your shoes off, and connect your bare feet with Mother Nature.

Actually, I dare you to go dip your toes in the fishpond or walk barefoot in a cold mountain stream, walk across a mossy patch of greenery, or onto your own disciplined clean-cut lawn.

Mud squishing through your toes will be a glorious sensory adventure that most adults never allow themselves, and yet it makes kids laugh out loud with joy as if it is the best gift ever.

My hazy opinion on getting grounded by going barefoot somewhere in nature, preferably a “novel” place to what you are used to, is that the meaning of our lives is enhanced if we have the perception that we belong to something bigger than ourselves.

The realization that we belong to something larger than our own individual shortcomings, mistakes, misgivings, or grey circumstances brings an unexplainable sense of hopefulness because you feel connected with an entity that has existed for millennia, that has endured all kinds of apocalyptic events and yet finds a way to keep going. Constant and dependable. You belong to this earth, so tap into its healing energies.

According to research – grounding yourself in this way have many health benefits:


Health Benefits Include

Neurons in the brain spark and respond to novel events especially things that bring new sensations or information, which releases a healthy dose of “feel good” hormones, reduces cortisol, increases energy, and improves mood. It is also believed to decrease pain and reduce inflammation and it is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Have you tried it?

Tell us about your experience in the comment box below.
"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair"

Khalil Gibran


Always use discretion.

Frostbite, pneumonia, or hyperthermia is not the intention.

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