Dear UMass Student,
“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” –Rachel Carson
Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday, week three!
Writing this, I’m plugged into Spotify, looking at a screen, responding to texts, and checking social media. Thank goodness for the technology that is allowing many of us to connect with loved ones and continue our education. However, I’ve noticed in the last few months, after five hours or so of Zoom, a fog overcomes me, and I’m inexplicably pulled toward my backyard to literally lie down in the grass. There must be something my primitive brain is reminding me that I need. A deep call for getting grounded? A pull toward stillness? Have you felt a call like this lately?
This week, we feature a menu of great interviews, articles and resources that validate your Zoom fatigue and encourage you to explore a time out or away from the buzz of collegiate life. An interview with UMass student and president of UMass Outing Club (UMOC) highlights the call to wild adventure and how it can push our growing edge. We also highlight the intimate connection between caring for ourselves, each other and the planet, and offer ways for you to get involved in building a more sustainable UMass!