Today more than 50 percent of people live in cities. The majority of people are in constant exposure to urban stressors, and are tasked with trying to stay healthy in close quarters with hundreds of other people while managing ambitious schedules. Whereas our ancestors primarily lived in rural areas, we who dwell in concrete buildings on paved streets need to search for ways to connect our minds, bodies and spirits to the universal life force, Mother Earth. This means connecting to ourselves too.
I'm a community herbalist, and have come up with three rituals for staying grounded in techtropolis of San Francisco, but these strategies can be implemented in any city.