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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Jun 8, 2021

Have you ever felt like you, personally, just weren’t enough—no matter how hard you try? Turns out you are! And me, too! That was a discovery I made in the year after my daughter Teal’s death in 2012. I start this show with a related essay from my book Surrendering to Joy called What If You Really Were Enough?

My guest in the main part is the wonderful Dr. Wallace J Nichols—a marine biologist and author of the very cool book, Blue Mind; The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier… His premise is simple—and one I’ve always suspected deep in my gut. Water just makes us… better! And here’s the science that proves it.

I learned:

  • Why water is a powerful healer for anxiety and grief
  • The irresistible pull towards water and what It’s all about
  • Why a shot of cold water can be so beneficial
  • What is ‘red mind’ and how ‘blue mind’ counteracts it
  • What’s better—oceanic or fresh water?
  • What is ‘soft fascination’?
  • The surprising power of virtual water!

Honestly, this may be one of my favorite episodes… why? Cause I’m a water girl. Here’s a picture of me after my spontaneous dip in San Francisco Bay on a hot day last summer. 


Surrendering to Joy


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Blue Mind book

Ocean Sounds video on YouTube


Dr. Wallace J. Nichols -- called "Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine, "a visionary" by Outside Magazine and "the godfather of water" by Irish Life Health and Santa Cruz Waves Magazine -- is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, problem solver, and fun-loving Dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).

His experiences as a field research scientist, government consultant, founder and director of numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations, teacher, mentor, public speaker, parent, and advisor all support his quest to build a stronger and more diverse global blue movement.