Blue Mind: 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 by Wallace J. Nichols
The sound of rain on a tin roof, the water feature in your dentist’s waiting room, the crash of waves breaking against the beach, the taste of perfectly chilled water on a hot day, why do these scenarios fill us with calm, satisfaction, and a sense of well-being? According to science, our brains are hard wired to seek out H2O and this thoughtful narrative explains why. The majority of human habitations are on the banks of rivers, lakes and oceans due to the valuable resource that water is. Transportation, food, and other resources are only part of the equation however. Recreation, sports, and entertainment fill in the human need for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Filled with breakthrough science and compelling personal stories from athletes and artists, to scientists and other experts, the author demonstrates how the proximity to water can improve our lives, heal our infirmities, and amplify personal creativity and success.