A love of life.
A love of all that is living.
The human desire to connect with nature.
According to biologist, E.O. Wilson, “biophilia is a hardwired instinct that is key to human happiness” (McGonigal, 2019, p.169). Modern humans tend to feel awe, contentment, curiosity, and wanderlust when in nature, and these emotions contributed to early humans’ ability to survive and thrive as a species in a complex and constantly changing landscape.
Similarly, we, modern humans, are presently living in a period of constant change and uncertainty.
How will you experience some “green exercise” (McGonigal, 2019, p.155) this week and in the weeks to come?
McGonigal, K. (2019). The joy of movement: How exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage. Penguin Random House, LLC.