Book Title and Author: Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols
Main idea of story: This book dives into the fascinating emotional, behavioral, psychological, and physical connections humans have with water! Explore the world of water like never before!
Main characters in the book: Author Wallace J. Nichols guides you through the waves of research which provides insight into the powerful effects water has on our mind, bodies, and souls! He also presents compelling stories from athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists!
Something unique and interesting about the story/book for readers to know: The Author discusses the idea of ‘your brain on water’ and how merely being by, on, or in water can reduce stress, increase happiness, and overall improve quality of life! His approach incorporates varying sciences amongst other perspectives for a thorough discussion!
Favorite part of the story/book and why: The entire book is enthralling, but one favorite can be found on page 218-219. Here Wallace introduces the idea of ‘flow’. A beautifully articulated idea which we don’t consciously think about, but simply go with the flow.
Was this book entertaining, educational, amusing, etc?: Overall this book is very educational, but the approach is such that you are entertained throughout, with moments of wonder, shock, and understanding!
Would you recommend this book?: If you are passionate about water and want to learn more about yourself then absolutely, YES, read this book and enjoy!
Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols is a National Bestseller! You don’t have to take our word for it though! Check out what others had to say about the read below!
“Blue Mind has the power to reveal how your health and happiness are tied to oceans and waterways, no matter where on Earth you live.”
-Dr. Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue and Explorer in Residence at National Geographic
“A fascinating study of the emotional, behavioral, psychological, and physical connections that keep humans so enchanted with water.”
-Nicola Joyce, Washington Post
“Using a combination of anecdotes and hard data, Nichols makes a persuasive case for water’s healing power.”
-Amanda FitzSimons, Elle
Just as Wallace J. Nichols signed off at the end of his book we will bid the same – We wish you Water!