Griffin Bay Book Club Friday night, March 30, 7:00 pm in the café
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
Wallace J. Nichols
No doubt about it: Islanders must have blue minds. Griffin Bay Book Club will explore what being surrounded by water is doing to our brains and hence our sense of well-being by reading and then discussing Wallace J. Nichols, Blue Mind on Friday night, March 30, 7:00 pm in the cafe. Blue Mind is a landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being
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
About the Author
Wallace J. Nichols, PhD., is a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences and founder-codirector of Ocean Revolution, SEEtheWILD, and LVBLUE. He has been, called "Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine and "a visionary" by Outside Magazine. He lives in California with his partner, Dana, and two daughters.