Connecting a UNESCO Report on the Future of Higher Education with a wild swimming habit

After a short but sweaty bike ride last weekend, I lowered myself onto shallow rocks under the rushing cool waters of the Chattahoochee River, luxuriating in a nature fix. My partner Nick and I started this wild swimming habit last summer, born from the need for a change of scene during lockdown and the pureContinue reading “Connecting a UNESCO Report on the Future of Higher Education with a wild swimming habit”

Yet another reason to dance and play poker in class

(Were you taught how to square dance in school phys ed, like the smiling faces at the Jones School in 1949 Ann Arbor, MI?) Moving together connects us cognitively. The fascinating science exploring interpersonal synchrony shows that social cohesion is built and maintained through coordinated movement, including internal and involuntary movement like heartbeats and breathing.Continue reading “Yet another reason to dance and play poker in class”

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Along my bike commute yesterday, this Humans Outside podcast episode had me yelling “yes!” right out loud. Host Amy Bushatz and guest Melody Warnick (author of the fantastic book This is Where You Belong) hit on all the big principles of embodied cognition: why our lives are enriched by moving together with others outside —Continue reading “Place attachment”