I’ve written in the past about the concept of being grounded…electromagnetically speaking, that is. It really is an important concept—in fact, many people go entire (winter) seasons without coming in contact with the ground even once (due to shoes and tires and cold weather). Getting grounded takes just an instant—you touch the ground with your skin or you touch a living thing that’s in the ground (tree, bush, etc.) and your electromagnetic frequency is instantaneously balanced.
You’ll always catch me touching every single bush or tree I walk by.
You’ll also catch me with my bare foot on a grounding mat while I’m on the computer (most of the time). It plugs into a grounded outlet, and has the same effect as touching the ground or a tree. Because I’m on the computer so much (for work and play), and because the computer, cell phone, and iPad are are all major sources of EMF, I feel better mentally if I’m grounding myself as much as possible.
Since I’m spending the next 5 days in Cali, and it takes a while to get there on a plane (which also emits a lot of radiation), I want to be extra grounded before I go …and stick my toes in the sand as soon as I get there!
Water is also very grounding (and airplanes are dehydrating).
Chlorella tablets help the body detoxify from the radiation…so I’ll take extra.
I also really believe that being balanced in general helps the body to ward off and deal with toxins and physical stressors. Because of this, and because (aside from my travel companion—Mom) the crew we’ll be spending time with are of the extra-meat-and-alcohol-and-after-all-it’s-a-celebration mindset, I want to be prepared.
Extra time in my infrared sauna (detoxifying, and wonderfully sweaty!).
More greens and chlorella.
More deep breaths (I’m working on that in general—I swear it helps!).
Yoga – because I’m so darn tight in the hips that a 5-6 hour plane ride may possibly cripple me if I don’t.
I’d go stick my feet in the grass, but on this property it has been doused with pesticides (boooo!).
I’m taking my Amazing Grass with me (Orange Cream is my new favorite flavor, but I also love the kids’ fruit punch flavor to mix with water–Matthew says it’s de-stusting, but I like it!).
I’m also taking goji berries. Ron Teeguarden’s Heaven Mountain are the absolute best goji berries I’ve ever had (we call them gogo berries in our house). I may have to write an entire post about goji berry quality–beware of additives, processing, and fake colors!
I can’t wait to finally get to Cali and see my family—cousin Kristen is picking Mom and me up at LAX (she lives in Santa Monica) and we’re driving to Fallbrook (outside of San Diego). We’ve already planned to discuss The Killing on the car ride—so thrilled for K—the show got picked up for a second season, and she’s got another show in the works in addition to a new collaboration with Lisa Ling!
Do you do anything special to prep for a trip? The one thing I am terrible at is….packing! I just can’t plan ahead or deal with it. I bought two new dresses for this trip and never got one of them altered…so much for being classy, I’ll just use safety pins if my mom forgets her needle and thread!
I’m hoping to be grounded as much as possible while traveling, and then I have PIP3 (Personal Improvement Plan) planned for when I return (I’ll have three weeks till we go to Disney…the land of processed food and sugar). Balance is my motivation—with micronutrient loading, yoga and rebounding.
How do you stay balanced and grounded? Do you feel “off” when you travel? I always feel kind of stale when I get off a plane–at least this time I’m sitting with my mom, and I’ll make her sit next to strangers!
Side note: I’m disappointed in myself for not booking a flight somewhere by today—I needed to use some airline miles, and if I don’t do it by midnight I lose them. Do you ever waste free stuff? I’ll admit, I’ve wasted two groupons too. I wish I wouldn’t do that! Where can I book a flight to in the next few hours?! I need someone to visit in a place where Air Tran flies to.