Every morning since spring, a ‘rafter’ of turkeys have been gathering around our home. Consisting of two hens and their collection of rapidly growing chicks, about nine in all, they peck their way through our front lawn, then meander the hillside beside our home until disappearing out of sight. This is what I’m greeted with as I walk out for my 6:30am hike every morning. As I walk down the hill and approach the trailhead, I’ve seen everything from coveys of quail, mama deer guiding their fawns through the tall grass, jackrabbits hightailing it into the brush, coyotes darting around boulders and even the elusive bobcat crossing over the dried creek bed. This is my morning meditation. A 45 minute hike, immersing myself in the natural world. The grounding it provides is necessary for my wellbeing and helps me to stay present for the work I do with my clients.
Staying grounded is essential for everyone. It helps us to be more present and keeps us from spinning out of control or feeling anxious. For those of us living in urban areas it's even more essential as the buzz and density of urban life can leave us feeling exhausted and 'uprooted' after a long day. While not all of us have access to a 45min hike in the hills every morning, there are still ways for us to stay grounded in our daily 9-5 lives.
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Do you have a favorite way to stay grounded?
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