What’s the Blue Mind? With Wallace J. Nichols

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Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols joins The Water Values Podcast and discusses his observations on how water makes us feel and the therapeutic nature of water. His book, Blue Mind, is an international best seller, and he does a phenomenal job laying the foundation for how water helps to de-stress our lives. Take a listen, preferably around, in, near, or on some water …

(Dave’s Extra Note: Wallace and I went to rival schools, DePauw University and Wabash College, respectively, but we were able to put that behind us and even found some common ground: we both love the movie Cool Hand Luke, which we talked about offline - that  conversation didn’t make it into the podcast recording).

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • What “red mind” is
  • What “blue mind” is
  • How a marine biologist came to write a book on the soothing and therapeutic powers of water
  • The neuroscience supporting “blue mind”
  • How real estate values support the “blue mind”
  • How communities are using “blue mind” in urban planning
  • Why Wallace signs his books “I wish you water”

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Sorry – no transcript this week. Let me know by emailing me if you miss the transcripts!

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