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Green is where the Heart Is for October 23, 2013

“Like eating right, exercising and sleeping, grounding can be described as yet another lifestyle habit that supports optimal health.” ~Dr. Joseph Mercola

By MO LINQUIST
Contributing Writer

This week I watched a documentary recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup called, “Grounded” and you can watch if free until October 26th online by googling ‘documentary-grounded.’ 
This show, a little over an hour, explains why walking barefoot on the Earth, including sand (beach,) grass (preferably moist), bare soil, concrete and brick (as long as it's not painted or sealed), and ceramic tile provides beneficial effects on our bodies as the transfer of free electrons from the Earth’s surface pass into our bodies and spread throughout our tissues. 
During a sound healing event at Mermaid Castle (Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm) I became aware of my need for a more conscientious connection to nature. 
If you have never experienced the vibrational ecstasy of crystal bowls and metal gongs, you don’t know what you are missing and should connect with Terri Marie at her store located at 9 Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach.
I have been hesitant to walk barefoot on the beach since my doctor told me it was creating plantar fasciitis but ‘Grounding’ or ‘Earthing’ as some call it, has been shown to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, enhance well-being and much, much more.  It makes sense. 
Our bodies are intelligently designed to co-exist as a part of nature.  Nature demands that we need air.  Nature demands that we need water AND nature demands that we need the energies of Earth.  Ancient civilizations had this knowledge.  Scientists now are rediscovering what the ancients knew all along. 
Gothic cathedrals are built on energy hotspots on the Earth designed to channel Earth’s energy to flow strategically through them.  Sacred geometry is used in these designs replicating mathematical sequences found in nature like the Fibonacci series also known as the Golden Mean. 
This is feng shui heaven on earth.  Many places on Earth are known for their energy vortex’s like Sedona, AZ, Asheville, NC and….. Pleasure Island?????
According to Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a prominent cardiologist featured in Grounded, “inflammation thrives when your blood is thick and you have a lot of free radical stress, and a lot of positive charges in your body. Grounding effectively alleviates inflammation because it thins your blood and infuses you with negatively charged ions through the soles of your feet.  Grounding helps thin your blood by improving its zeta potential, which means it improves the energy between your red blood cells. Research has demonstrated it takes about 80 minutes for the free electrons from the earth to reach your bloodstream and transform your blood.”
When creating your healthy, happy home or office use subtle clues to incorporate healthy lifestyle habits.  We are blessed to have a beach so close to us to walk on (in our bare feet) and other green spaces like the State Park. 
Look around at your space right now.  Do you have a healthy kitchen area filled with unprocessed organic or local fresh food?  Do you have a healthy bedroom conducive to high quality sleep without light or sound invasion? 
Do you have an adequate space to exercise as you move your body, getting your heart rate up? 
Do you have a way to connect with nature outside by grounding with the Earth?  No wonder my neighbor Miss Lucy loves to garden…..she has found her way to ground for health and happiness.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.  
Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 20 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.personplace.com FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-458-7822 office or 330-904-3636 cell.