Get in touch with the earth This hands-on guide will help you deepen your innate bond with nature and feel more centered, focused, creative, and vibrantly alive.
A life lived indoors is not a life lived. And yet many of us spend the majority of our days indoors, trapped in our own heads, addicted to our screens and online connections, and feeling more and more disconnected to our own bodies--and the planet--than ever before. Intuitively, we know that even a five-minute walk outdoors can calm us and awaken our senses, but we tell ourselves we don't have time, or we can't seem to make the time.
In The Earth Prescription, holistic physician Laura Koniver, MD, offers the ideal antidote to the toxicity of a life isolated from nature--grounding, or directly touching the earth to heal your body and rejuvenate your sense of total well-being. Think about how good it feels to get outside and walk along the grass. This simple activity connects you to the earth, allowing you to reap its restorative powers--which include reducing depression, lowering blood pressure, curbing stress, and increasing happiness.
With this practical and uplifting guide, you'll learn how to incorporate the practice of grounding anytime, anywhere, and find tips for including kids or your favorite pooch. Also included is an "earth journal" to log your experiences and positive results, as well as a troubleshooting guide to help ensure that you stay grounded in every season--despite the weather This book will give you everything you need to enjoy the healing energy of nature--you simply have to get outside and get grounded.
About the Author
Laura Koniver, MD, received her medical doctorate degree from Jefferson Medical College in 2000 at the age of twenty-six, and has been passionately supporting her patients' natural healing ever since. She is an artist, author, holistic physician, and internationally recognized grounding advocate. Koniver's healing artwork has been featured in many news and media outlets, and she's published her own children's book on grounding, From the Ground Up. She writes a regular health column in the national organic lifestyle magazine, MaryJanesFarm; is featured as an expert protagonist in several motion pictures, including The Grounded, Heal for Free, The Earthing Movie, and Down to Earth; and runs the popular health care blog, www.intuition-physician.com, where she reviews medical literature in a holistic and intuitive way. Foreword writer Echan Deravy is a writer, cotranslator of Earthing, documentary filmmaker, and an edutainer specializing in new paradigm research. He is founder of the grounding movement in Japan, and is currently launching a Barefoot Park program to provide public greenspaces for safe grounding practices. Afterword writer Stephen Kroschel is a naturalist and independent filmmaker whose groundbreaking animal work has been featured by Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, Universal Studios, the BBC, National Geographic, and more. He produced the grounding documentaries, The Grounded and Heal For Free, as well as contributed to more than 200 documentaries about nature and natural healing. He owns and operates the Kroschel Wildlife Park, where he cares for orphaned wildlife indigenous to Alaska and Northern Canada.