We sat in our very small backyard barefoot, reading a book together. Mary Beth suggested this as quality evening together time to “ground” us.

Before getting to our experience, let me comment on “grounding.” If you’re like me, you haven’t heard about this grounding thing. Grounding refers to reconnecting with the earth for many physical benefits. This reconnection with the earth’s vast electron field allows for some kind of rebalancing of the physiologic electrical system that promotes wellness and well-being.

Okay, this may sound woo-woo, but a growing body of scholarly research demonstrates some of the benefits. Just read this, first published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health (2012), “emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. . .The research suggests that this disconnect may be a major contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness. Reconnection with the Earth’s electrons has been found to promote intriguing physiological changes and subjective reports of well-being. Earthing (or grounding) refers to the discovery of benefits—including better sleep and reduced pain—from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth’s electrons from the ground into the body.”

You can Google it to read more.

Meanwhile, Back to Our Creative Fun . . .

Anyway, my bride suggested we take a walk through our neighborhood, then sit with our bare feet planted in our backyard while reading a book together. So, we spend quality time together (walking and talking), get some good physical touch (holding hands as we walk), accrue health benefits-I hope (grounding), and we enjoy a book we both wanted to read.

We enjoyed our pleasant spring evening together, walking, cuddling, grounding, and reading. I guess you could say, we were energized afterward! I commend it to you too.

Sometimes a couple’s funtime may come through unexpected avenues! Climbing out of the relational rut requires only a little creativity.

Well, here’s to grounding relationships!!

Information if You’re Interested . . .

By the way, if you’re intrigued by the idea of grounding or earthing, then check out these two articles:

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