The results are in...though I didn't see any posts, I got several personal and Facebook responses to my "grounding techniques" blog. The following have been suggested to me. It is no surprise that every one of them has to do with linking back to your physical body, which is as grounding as earth itself.
swimming (also showers and baths: water on the skin is very effective)
running (goes with "exercise" from last week)
putting on scent, such as aftershave or cologne (goes with "aromatherapy", above)
It is also said that certain stones and crystals are grounding. For instance, I have a large piece of tourmaline that seems to steady me when I remember to hold it and breathe deeply.
That's all the feedback I have noted so far...next question for your input: when does "positive thinking" or New Age "Manifestation technique" go too far and become simply delusional? What's your take on this? I'd like to address that question. Things are a little hectic in my life right now, but I'll tackle this subject soon. Stay tuned.
Deborah is a public speaker and the author of Is There Room for Me, Too? 12 Steps & 12 Strategies for Coping with Mental Illness. She has also published two romantic comedies. All three books are available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, Kindle Editions, iBooks, and other major vendors; or you can order them from your local bookstore. Visit her web page at www.lafruche.net, or see her catalog at www.lastlaughproductions.net. Her newest project is a guided meditation CD, “Island Journey,” produced with her husband, musician Robert Hamaker; available on iTunes, Amazon, and many other venues
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