Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Daughter of the Earth

Growing up, I would kick off my shoes at the first opportunity.

In my early years I lived in the country, on a farm. 
My feet beckoned me outside every chance they had. Discarded shoes were left behind.

Bare feet climbed the Mulberry tree in the backyard 
where I would retreat, getting lost in the branches with imaginary escapades. 

Walking barefoot on the road to our family farm, 
I'd kick up dust in the warm, soft dirt beneath my toes. 

Today, my first impulse at day's end is to kick off my shoes. 
When I am at home, when I am outside on our land, all thoughts of shoes 
are out the window of my mind. My toes just want to grip me some earth. 

And there is a name for this. This, is Earthing. 
Walking barefoot outside, with the soles of your feet free to mesh with the surface of the Earth. 
Throughout history, humans have walked, sat, and slept on the ground. The skin of their bodies touching the skin of the earth. 

Today we wear insulating rubber or plastic-soled shoes, rather than the traditional leather-soled footwear. We no longer sleep on the ground as we did in times past. 
We live in houses with carpet or tile floors. We are insulated and disconnected from the earth's energy.

When's the last time you kicked off your shoes and reveled in the feeling of the Earth under your feet? Has it been awhile?
It may sound hard to believe, but engaging in this simple pleasure could give your health a much-needed boost. Earthing is a return to the healing power of Nature. It is connecting your body to the earth's eternal surface energy. 

Daughter of the Earth

The world seems so busy. 
I find it hard to give myself a piece of time. 
My feet touch the ground and I feel my soul connect to the earth.

Today, I make a choice.
 I will let Nature wrap her warmth around me 
like the safety of the womb, listening to my heartbeat. 
Today I will allow the earth to recharge my being through my bare feet.

Today I welcome the earth beneath me. 
 I will sit, as a daughter of the earth 
and reground my soul.

Now go leave your shoes in your closet 
and get yourself a bit of this healing earth.

~ Ann

Thursday, July 19, 2012

An Introduction...

Hello, and thanks for stopping by! My name is Ann Mulligan and I am a registered nurse and public health nurse who combines my medical background with a natural, whole body approach, giving my clients the best of both worlds. I am part of the wellness team at the Mission Oaks Counseling & Wellness Center, and you can view my profile on their site here.

Searching for an answer to my own chronic health disorder, psoriasis, I discovered a number of body/mind/spirit self-healing methods and the world of herbal medicine. Since 1988, I have witnessed many individuals, including myself, experience positive results using Holistic and Whole Body approaches to achieving Balanced Health.

My current practice provides holistic guidance that focuses on locating and eliminating the root cause of health imbalances. My work includes Nutrition Consultations, Muscle Response Testing, Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA), Herbs and Nutrition, The Body Code, Detoxification Programs and Reflexology. My involvement in energy work embraces energy psychology techniques such as EFT, The Emotion Code and Allergy Antidotes.

There is a belief system that I embrace:
"Ageing" is not an excuse for aches and pain. 
"Just like my mother" is not an excuse for a disease. 
"There is nothing I can do about it" is a hopeless state of being. 
"I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired" is no way to live. 
"I have no control over my health" is just not true.

To learn more about me and the holistic services I provide, please visit my website: