Memorial Day weekend has always been the hallmark start to summer—and, more importantly, summer adventures. And we all desperately need that reminder that sunny days are ahead.
“This weekend marks a cognitive shift from work to play. We associate summer with freedom, with letting go of the rules,” says Amy Cirbus, PhD, LMHC, director of clinical content at the teletherapy platform Talkspace.
But unfortunately, as we all know, we can’t quite let go of all the rules this Memorial Day weekend. It’s not as easy as loading the kids in the car and hitting the next national park on your list. Or even getting out into nature for city-dwellers.
This year, we have to be really intentional about recreating responsibly to minimize the risk to ourselves, to others, and to our public lands, says Tania…