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“No shirt, no shoes, no service.” It’s been the healthcode-enforced mantra of many retailers and dining establishments for nearly a century, but perhaps the regulation need not apply 24/7. Barefoot living is a rising trend. Called “earthing,” it basically means walking sans shoes on natural outdoor surfaces like grass, sand, rocks, and dirt. The movement is gaining traction as an increasing amount of our time is spent enclosed in synthetic environments with our eyes glued to a screen, where it’s easy to forget that we have an entire body to move with and a whole planet to connect to. Humans are designed to be in sync with our ecosystems, and it’s well documented that our health and happiness require resonance with nature. Read on for all you need to know about merging soles with Mother Earth...

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