Broadly, the topics that interest me are wild waters, health and leadership.
Specifically, I'm interested in changing converations around the true value of ocean, lakes, rivers and wildlife; adoption, wellness, and mental health; leadership, change, creativity, and neuroscience.
Support the BLUE MIND FUND.
The 8th Annual Blue Mind Summit, scheduled for June 7-9, 2018 in partnership with the recently opened Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida, will explore the new science on how being near, in, on, and under water is medicine for the body, mind, and soul.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – JUNE 8, 2017 For the last seven years thought leaders, top neuroscientists, oceanographers, explorers, educators, psychologists, artists, and sports enthusiasts have gathered in locations all over the world to collaboratively consider the full human connection to our water planet as well as the deeply personal and practical benefits of keeping it healthy.
Blue Mind 8, scheduled for June 2018 in Miami, will feature a Blue Mind Summits collection of “greatest hits” with some of the most impactful researchers and presenters over the past seven years gathered to explore the idea that healthy waters are medicine.
Breakthrough work on how both virtual and real water is changing healthcare, schools, and the workplace, including physicians who prescribe “blue mind” to those who need it most, will be examined.
Pioneers from around the world who are using surf, scuba, paddling, swimming, floating, and fishing as therapy will share their experiences and knowledge.
Organizers will also host the first Blue Mind Media Fest featuring new works that highlight the new story of water as Blue Mind attendees and alumni gather along the richly diverse Miami waterfront.
"Blue Mind is deepening our understanding of the true value of water and expanding the conversation to include the important ways access to healthy oceans and waterways makes all our lives better,” says Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, scientist and best selling author. “In the past we’ve focused exclusively on the ecological, economic, and educational value of water, overlooking the emotional benefits. This Blue Mind Summit will share new practical science on how being near, in, on, and under water is medicine for the body, mind and soul.”
Preregistration is now open.
About Blue Mind Life
Blue Mind Life supports and advises those on the frontline of reconnecting people to water, sponsors the Annual Blue Mind Summit, the Annual Blue Mind Award, and shares their message around the world via a wide range of media, events, and workshops.
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols pioneered the Blue Mind movement, a global network of academics and practitioners, beginning with his book and seven annual summits of the same title. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Blue Economy, a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences, and New York Times bestselling author of 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. Communications professional, Julie Starke brings decades of experience in brand development, design, and creative communications to the Blue Movement. She is the owner of Starke + Company, a creative agency and speakers bureau that specializes in the development of innovative projects and global events, including Blue Mind, its annual summits and the Blue Marbles Project.
Together, this Blue Mind team uses its vast network and engaging style to open the door to the cognitive, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual benefits of healthy water, changing the conversation for good.
CONTACT: Julie Starke • firstname.lastname@example.org • 757-646-2001 Starke + Company, Voices for Good • POB 1441 • Virginia Beach VA 23451
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