Interesting but repetitive to the point I found myself skimming bits. I liked the seasonal ideas section.
Interesting concepts here, but the book is repetitive, making it difficult to get through.
Thanks to New Harbinger Publications, Inc. and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.
This is an amazing book. I knew almost nothing about grounding when I opened this. I enjoyed learning about the practice and benefits. I had my entire family in the yard barefoot with me. I especially found the accessory paperwork that went with the book to put this into practice.
This book is filled with tons of useful information. I really enjoyed the meditations and exercises. I love how the book is broken into seasons. Grounding is something everyone should know how to do. Highly recommend this book!
Thank you to the Publisher and Netgalley for the advanced e-reader copy. All opinions expressed are my own.
Grounding is something everyone should be aware of. It is also a wonderful tool for teaching children to calm themselves as well as adults. Tons of wonderful information in this!
I have to admit that when I started reading this book I kept checking to confirm again that it was written by a medical doctor. I am not someone who believed in grounding or its health benefits before reading this book and it struck me as rather "out there" when I first began the book. Even when I was talking about the book to family members I kept saying things like "really, she cites all kinds of studies that show the medical benefits." I ended up deciding that even if it wasn't true that we all need frequent grounding (and she did do a pretty good job of convincing me), the book is filled with so many wonderful ideas for spending time outside in nature in any season and any location, that I highly recommend it. It's especially well suited for parents or anyone looking for fun ways to spend time outside. I appreciated her suggestions for winter especially, as we live in Minnesota and our winters are long and cold. The author is passionate and likeable, and has dedicated her life to helping people in this area. I have found myself slipping off my rubber crocs to hang laundry on the line barefoot, spending extra time sitting on Grandma and Grandpa's rock retaining wall with my little girl after we weeding, and otherwise finding even more opportunities to connect with the earth since reading it. If it's all wrong, the worst I have done is spent lots of extra time relaxing outside -- which we all know has plenty of other benefits as well -- and found lots of fun ideas to use with my family in nature.
I read a digital ARC of this book for review.
This is super informative! This is my first book about grounding that I have read. I enjoyed it and can't wait to try out some of the exercises in the book.
I liked the premise of the book and I've heard of the author before (Youtube or a documentary, unsure...) I've always known I feel best when I have time spent outside in nature. I'm not a fan of shoes anyway, so barefoot almost anytime I go in my backyard. However, it felt like the book kept repeating the same idea of of "OUTSIDE! BAREFOOT! Feel ALL the energy." It felt repetitive after about 1/4 way through it. It does have some good ideas though and I'd recommend it to people who have younger children and/or don't go outside much.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for my digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
I first heard about grounding maybe a year or so ago and while the idea interested me, I wasn't interested enough to actually do anything about it nor was I interested enough to actually read a book dedicated to nothing but grounding. A week or two ago, I was sitting outside with my husband and I told him I had a book on grounding that I was going to read and I explained to him what I knew about it so far. While we were sitting there, I took my socks off(because I am very much a never been barefoot kind of girl) and almost immediately felt SOMETHING in my feet. I wasn't sure what it was but it intrigued me. Since then I have read this book and it was FULL of knowledge about grounding. Now I know that the little zing I felt was kind of like an electrical current going between the ground and myself. There were many exercises and ideas to try no matter what season you might happen to be in and while there was quite a bit of backstory and knowledge to be learned, these exercises felt like they would be much more fun for families with small children...As a way to teach them about the Earth and what grounding can do for you. If you are interested, I would say give it a shot. If you are interested AND have small children you want to teach at the same time, I would 100% check this book out. By the way, I tried my first 30 minute walk barefoot today and while it did feel good the entire time I was doing it, somehow I came away with bites and bruises. Go figure. :) It won't stop me from doing it again, however.
Thank you NetGalley, Laura Koniver and New Harbinger for gifting me this book in advance in exchange for my honest opinion! All opinions are mine!
I was on the hunt for a great book that explained the practice of "Grounding" or "earthing" and came across this one on NetGalley! I loved that so much of the book was dedicated to ideas on how to connect with nature and get outside and out of our heads! There were some great meditation exercises that I really enjoyed, as well. As someone who lives in a state with four (sometimes 6) seasons, I appreciated that each season had a section. It makes it easier to pull the book out on days you need extra inspiration!.
This book includes useful information about the power of staying connected to nature, as well various ideas of how to stay grounded for each season. Regardless of how much (or little) time you have, where you live, or what you have access to, this book give you solutions to allow you to still be able to practice grounding. I found this book helpful and I would recommend.
I have had positive experience with holistic medicine and I have always been drawn to the outdoors. This book seemed and obvious choice. The first part of the book focuses on the science behind why the outdoors helps. In this section she also seems to state that things like eating healthy and exercising will not help but then includes them later. The next section divides the year by seasons and gives you ideas for how to enjoy nature in each season. I think that this section would be helpful to parents to find ways to engage their kids with the outdoors. Even with the science and studies provided a lot of the book seemed a little out there to me. Again, if you are a parent looking for activities with kids outside the book does include some ideas.
I enjoyed this. I love books like this! I am a nature lover and walker. I thought the author did an excellent job using nature as a theme to reconnect with the world at large.
I liked this book because it's full of ideas and I'm fascinated by the Grounding.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
The Earth Prescription is such a needed resource especially during this global Covid-19 pandemic of social distancing and self-isolating.
Included in the text is a fabulous section called: Activities for Grounding: Anytime, Anyplace. In this section author Koniver discusses how humans need to be recharged by the earth, by using each of our senses, with an emphasis touch. This helps reduce mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Koniver's discussion and suggestions expand further to nurturing practices, like walking barefoot or water play in the summer to fire gazing in winter. Her ideas are simply, plentiful and what I loved most, economical! Most are entirely free or at minimal cost for materials for crafts.
The weekly routines throughout the seasons ensure that readers have something to focus on and fresh ideas so as not to get bored or frustrated. The routines are essential to keeping you physically, spiritually, and emotionally grounded
This is slightly different from other 'Get out in Nature' books because of the grounding theme. Actually having a part of your body touching the earth. It is a good wholesome read, a bit stretched out, and a little padded and repeated in places, but I don't think this really matters that much. The fact that the author is a doctor really puts weight behind her argument and the fact that this is something she lives and breathes has a huge impact too. Some of the exercises are straight out of a children's nursery school and some of the suggested get togethers depend on you having like minded friends. However some of the activities are lovely and the meditations are good ( it would be a bonus to have them in audio so you could just lie back and listen). Overall a book with real meaning and good natured fun. Highly recommended.
To fully appreciate this book, you must first accept the author's belief that a direct connection with the earth can have actual, physical healing power. But even skeptics can find something inspirational in Koniver's many suggestions for nurturing your body and spirit with a connection to nature. She includes activities like meditating on a blanket in the sun, playing in the water, picking fruit, and more.