Ximena Tiscareno-Osorno | Doctoral Candidate, Chair of Sport Psychology
“I believe that nature and preserving nature bring us the possibility of living life with more equality, health, and joy”
Hola! I am Ximena Tiscareno, a Mexican psychologist and PhD candidate at the Chair of Sport Psychology. I am working under Prof Jürgen Beckmann’s supervision on Nature-Based Solutions and Nature Based-Interventions. Currently, I am conducting cross-cultural research in Mexico about these topics. I decided to study at TUM because I simply fell in love with its multidisciplinary-health approach. Moreover, I decided to study my topic because nature is more complex and puzzling than it looks. I believe that nature and preserving nature bring us the possibility of living life with more equality, health, and joy. Therefore, instead of looking for ways to live longer, we should look for ways to live better by reconnecting with nature.
Talking about the corona situation and the lockdown, I can say that last year was hard, but I personally find it harder this year. The lack of interaction has been challenging and has made us work differently. Maybe not in a bad way, but in a different way. Nevertheless, last year gave us plenty of learnings and opportunities. Especially, it gave us the chance to connect once again and probably in a better way with nature. Additionally, this lockdown and the corona situation have made that the project where I am participating which is the Gogreen project change its route a bit. Nevertheless, the aim of the project remains in essence the same, which is to promote a healthier and livable life for people when re-connecting with nature.
I am very excited about returning to the campus and working next to my colleagues. However, I deeply wish that we do not lose the learnings that we have gained during this pandemic. For me, returning to the same pattern that we had before is not a good option, instead, we should create something better from what we have learned and experienced.
I leave my webpage here in case you want to know a bit more about me.