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Grounding, or ‘earthing,’ whatever you want to call it, has absolutely changed the game for me.
First, let’s start off with this question: when was the last time you let your bare feet touch the actual earth? Not your marble or hardwood floor, or your carpet. I’m not even talking about your balcony. The actual earth- the grass, the sand, the beach. 99% of people can’t even remember.
Grounding just WORKS. Trust me, I know because one morning at 8 am, after a night of too many tequila limes, I dragged Michael to the beach ( even though we were both so hungover ). We …
The truth is the last couple weeks I have been going through some debilitating anxiety.
I feel like it has to do with the fact that I have packed my schedule to the brim along with some family stuff ( which isn’t my story to tell at the moment but maybe sometime soon ). The combination of my calendar being overwhelming & the family stuff has just been a lot for some reason.
I go through seasons with anxiety.
It’s funny like that, you know.
One minute you feel completely normal & then a random ( Monday ) you will wake up…feeling ‘off.’
This morning particularly I noticed that the feeling was creeping in. The anxiousness has been hanging out, like I said, for the last couple months but today it just really set in.
Again: the combo of the jammed packed schedule with the family shit sent me over the edge.
This isn’t some woe is me, I feel so sorry for myself blog post.
It’s just about my personal experience with anxiety.
I’ve had it for as a long as remember; I don’t know what caused it. I mean, I’m an anxious person naturally & there have definitely been events in my life that have exasperated the feeling, but I don’t know the root of where it originated.
Sometimes my anxiety is crippling. I literally get so anxious I need an outlet…ASAP. Ultimately, if I’m not in control, I freak the F out.
So over the past five years I’ve really, really tried to channel my anxious personality towards positive outlets.
Anything productive: writing a blog post, working out, cooking/baking, being with my BF/babes, getting a massage, teaching a Pilates class, snuggling with the most gorgeous girl in the world AKA Pixy, &/or enjoying a cold beer ( ya, sue me! ). Annnnnd typically those things really help quell it— but still. It’s always there looming over me like an annoying, butthole black cloud.
& BTW I’m not into pill popping ( like, thanks but no thanks! ). So sleep, herbs, healthy eating, & exercise ( running in …
One of my favorite things to do is read and thought it would be a good idea to dedicate a post to books on anti-racism. Reading is something I make time for every single day ( I like to do 30 minutes every morning and night, at least ). I love to learn and work on myself and try to be the best version of me that I can possibly be.
These books are ones that have ( or will ) help educate me. We all need to open our eyes, so if you’re looking for some books to get started, here are some I recommend.