I love shoes but my natural preference is barefoot. Always has been. As soon as the weather shows the slightest bit of warmth, I kick off my shoes every chance I get: at home, in the car, at my desk, you name it. I’d rather not wear shoes when I don’t have to.
I once read an article about the positive effects of walking barefoot on the ground. This phenomena, called “grounding” or “earthing,” basically says that you will see some health benefits — such as decreased inflammation and stress, and improved circulation — when you put your body in direct contact with nature and the Earth. As new age-y and alternative medicine-y as it sounds, I have to say I agree that there are some benefits to reconnecting with nature. But then again, science agrees, too!
I hope everyone had a happy Halloween! Nick and I dressed up as a Pawnee Goddess and Pawnee Ranger from my favorite TV show of all time, Parks and Recreation, starring Amy Poehler. I think we did a really good job with this one, but I apologize that we didn’t get better quality photos.
The Goddess Pledge: “I am a Goddess, a glorious female warrior. Queen of all that I survey. Enemies of fairness and equality, hear my womanly roar. YEAH!”
The Ranger Pledge: “1. Be a man.”
This year, the furbabies got in on the action while helping pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters! Chico is a pumpkin and Mia is a princess.
And to keep the Halloween spirit alive, I wanted to share a few photos from the beautiful cemetery across the street from the apartment I stay in half of the week. I love walking through here with the dogs. It’s stunning and peaceful.
The photo above is just kind of eerily pretty.
Now, when’s Thanksgiving? 😀
Hi, I’m Nikki. This is where I blog about my life and style. I’m a wife, a new mother, sushi lover, coffee drinker, and a social justice warrior. Welcome to my little corner of the world where I try to lead by example!