Category Archives: Autumn

Grounding as ecotherapy

Many have known since the beginning of time that Nature, affectionately call “Mother Earth” – is rich with healing properties. And those healing benefits are free for the taking!
Not only can we access this healing by walking directly on the ground barefoot, but also when wearing conductive shoes (even on city sidewalks – concrete is just reconstituted sand and water and conductive to the earth). Once connected, one’s feet are able to get the amazing nutrients in the form of electrons back into our bodies. This is called “grounding” (also known as earthing). Recent scientific studies now show that being outside just inhaling nature’s natural fragrances and viewing greenery and trees can positively contribute to ones health and well being.

Forest Bathing
The Japanese long ago called it “forest bathing” — the mere act of looking at nature through a window proved beneficial. New books such as Nature Fix) and the just released NBC video lauding new research, attest to the healthful benefits.
So, get outdoors, take a stroll in a park or garden patch and breathe in what is your birthright. We believe literally being grounded is by far the best way to benefit even more so. We encourage barefoot tootsies making direct contact with the ground or wearing grounding footwear such as ours, called pluggz ( are even more advantageous, of course. And you’ll be super comfy and look great in the process!



We all love Halloween, but what can footwear possibly have in common with this holiday? We’ll tell you!

1. Color! Autumn and, in particular, October, seems to explode, what with those bright blue skies, gorgeous foliage, orange decorative lights, pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns.

Take a look at the vibrant colors of the pluggz Fall line: purple loafers, green mocs, red and black quilted ballet flats—plus, of course, those classic neutrals like black and brown, so reminiscent of tree trunks and the ground!


2. Grounding

Fall’s the time when we start eating more root vegetables, like carrots, parsnips and turnips. Rather than growing toward the sun like greens, these veggies grow up from the ground–and they, in turn, make us feel more grounded.

Pluggz keep us grounded too; in fact, they are the next best thing to going barefoot, because a proprietary “plug” connects us to the Earth and enables electrons to freely pass through. In today’s modern, hectic world, we often have a shortage of electrons which creates an imbalance—and, in turn, negatively impacts our health.

3. They make us happy!

Halloween brings out our inner child. We jump in the leaves, connect with nature and tell silly jokes (which turn us all into 4th graders). We go pumpkin picking and then carve them up and then go trick or treating.

Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” Shoes make us happy, especially when they both look and feel good. When our feet smile, so do we, and like the “lucky dress,” our shoes can change our moods and make us feel more confident, successful and sexy.blackshoesandballSo here’s a question for you: Can your shoes change your mood?  As always:  “Change Your Shoes, Change Your Life!”


Pluggz is a footwear brand featuring proprietary grounding technology. Pluggz shoes give people a direct connection to the Earth when they walk on grass, sand, soil and even concrete. To view our complete line, please click here.


While most people think of New Years Day as a chance for a new start, many REALLY see September as the new beginning. School starts and work gears up. We’re back to our busy lives after those lazy, hazy days of summer.

September is when we’re revitalized, refreshed and determined—and how many times have you heard this? “I’ll finally start/finish that project now!”

With that in mind–compliments of pluggz–are some September resolution ideas:

  • Cook At Home More Often: Good for mind, body, soul and great for the wallet. Since YOU now control what you put in your body, it might see only the freshest, healthiest and most natural foods.
  • Jumpstart Your Day with Nutrition. It doesn’t need to be “typical” breakfast food, but it can also be a green juice, salad, leftover soup, or whatever you want–as long as it’s healthy.
  • Incorporate Fitness Into Your Daily Life: Physical activity enhances mood, controls weight, fights fatigue by carrying nutrients and oxygen to the cells, and even helps promote sleep. Take stairs instead of escalators and elevators; swim; bike; dance; hike or stretch.
  • Get More Sleep: Sleep deprivation leads to exhaustion leads to illness and injury. Experts suggest getting at least 7.5 hours a night.
  • Declutter: Clean house, garage, yard and closets. Get rid of that which no longer serves you.
  • Meditate every day: Even just 10 minutes daily can help!
  • Breathe: As Dr. Andrew Well says on his website: “Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems. To learn some techniques, click here.
  • Practice Self Care: Set aside a little time each day for “just you” and some quiet time. Read a good book, listen to a favorite piece of music, take a long bath, get a massage, hike, etc.
  • Keep a gratitude journal: At the end of each day—no matter how awful that day was–write down 2 or 3 things for which you are grateful; watch your perception change
  • Change your shoes, change your life: Pluggz (grounding) footwear is committed to keeping you well, happy and vibrant! Read this:

Now let’s here from you.  What is your Autumn routine?  How do you get started for the “new year?”