Wallace J Nichols On The Blue Mind Collective

Wallace J Nichols On The Blue Mind Collective

Many people procrastinate on land, but ask an open water swimmer to accomplish something in the water…and things happen in advance. Sometimes far, far in advance.

Training gets done early. Organizing an event or a support team gets done many months in advance.

And in the case of biologist Wallace J Nichols, Ph.D., he always gets done a lot well, well in advance especially when he is changing the way people think about themselves and our water planet.

Wallace J Nichols newest book, BlueMind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do is available in June 2014. Pre-orders of the book can be from SLOWCOAST, Amazon (hardcover or eBook), or iTunes (iBook).

J. Nichols‘ book is introduced as follows:

Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.

Blue Mind not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting “blueprint” for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.


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