Balance. What comes to mind? Yoga? Healthy habits? Peaceful sleep following happy, high energy days? It means all the above to me. With the season comes the remembrance of getting connected to the earth, tilling soil, taking my girls to ride horses and chase chickens, and generally just breathe the clean, fresh air. What better way to balance and rejuvenate the body!
My daughters love rolling in the dirt. My youngest is obsessed with eating sand (so gross! But she is too sneaky for me. Of course I always find it in her diapers. Ha.) I recently read an article that suggested balancing the body’s electrical charges by creating an “outlet” to the ground so that excess charges can escape. (Please forgive me if I butchered that explanation!) The point is, I totally get that contact with the earth has long proved to be a portal to health.
Therefore, I made the grandiose decision to visit The Boot Shack in St. Cloud, MN in search of leather-soled footwear. I opine that rubber soles rob us of earth connection when worn constantly. Of course they are great for protecting us excess water and from lightning storms. But it neither rains nor lightnings constantly last I checked.
Joy! I fell in love with a pair of leather-sole, lizard skin black Rios of Mercedes beauties. $600, however I feel that walking on air while experiencing the earth through leather soles is a huge bonus, so the purchase can be justified! Well, there is another thing to save my money for. (See below the link for Rios boots, the best of the best in Western footwear.)
<b><a href=”http://www.riosofmercedes.com” _mce_href=”http://www.riosofmercedes.com”>Rios of Mercedes Boots – Handmade Boots</a></b><br />
While I ponder $600, I cannot wait to begin my garden. My girls will work alongside me in the coming warm months, wiggling bare toes in the soil in between splashes in the kiddie pool. Backyard yoga, zumba, and “worship-wiggle” parties are definitely going to be a theme this year. The fresh air and dirt are already making me feel like a new woman, and I am ready to conquer the world with all the strength of my balanced mind, body, and spirit.