TWIL (This Week I Learned.)
This week I learned more about exposure. How do we feel when we’re exposed? It depends, doesn’t it? It was an experience being quite uncomfortably cold in the snow that prompted reflection on exposing myself to the elements, other people, new experiences…etc.
“If I am feeling depressed and anxious and worried about the environment,” Warber said, “then one of the best things I can do is go out in nature.” — Sara L. Warber, professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan, quoted by Jim Robbins in Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health
“If I am feeling depressed and anxious and worried about … one of the best things I can do is …”
According to the article I quoted, it takes 120 minutes of exposure to nature to feel the benefits. And the benefits are huge. Try to log at least 120 minutes in nature - immersed in nature - this week.
January 27, 1945 — Auschwitz is liberated.