Word of the week – GROUNDED



My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in my role as Web Content Writer.

So, I’ve resurrected my ‘word of the week’ blog spot.  It focuses on words that I like, words that ‘strike a chord’ with me, words that are different or unusual, and words that are relevant to me at the time of writing.

And then I’m going to try and use these words as much as I can so they become part of my life.

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Word of the Week: GROUNDED

Wow!   This word is certainly versatile:

  1. a child can be ‘grounded’ say, at home, for having ‘done something wrong’
  2. a plane can be ‘grounded’ when it’s ‘gone wrong’
  3. someone can be described as being ‘grounded’ when they are ‘not wrong’ but are being solid and stable
  4. if a computer is not properly ‘grounded’ it can ‘go wrong’
  5. we can all feel ‘grounded’ when we take off our shoes and socks and sense the earth beneath our feet
  6. being ‘grounded’ can mean being fully conscious and fully present in the NOW

I seem to be using the word ‘grounded’ a lot at the moment.  Why?  I ask myself.

  • It could be because I enjoy feeling grounded during Nia practice.
  • Or it could be because I’m looking to feel more grounded again  so I can re-start my Nia classes.
  • Or it could simply be that it’s a reminder that ‘grounded’ is good.  We remember to connect to the earth like a tree and to become ‘grounded’, so that we can fly positively through life in lots of different ways and to cope with life’s challenges along the way.

So, I say thanks to the word ‘grounded’ and for reminding me of its solid roots.

What does the word GROUNDED mean to you?