Broadly, the topics that interest me are water, health, and leadership. Specifically, I'm focused on changing conversations around the true value of ocean, lakes, rivers, and wildlife; adoption, wellness, and emotional health; leadership, change, creativity, and neuroscience. Oh, and sea turtles.
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- Oliver Sacks
At 6:51 am EDT on June 21st, 2014, the first day of summer, we launched the #BlueMind Challenge: The 100-Day Blue Mind Book Tour.
During these 100 days our #BlueMind Ambassadors will commit to safely spending time near, in, on, or under their favorite water (any water) each day for 100 days, sharing their experiences with those around them, and spreading the Blue Mind message.
Our goal is to change the way people feel, think, talk, and ACT about water, emphasizing a deeper understanding of the vast but underappreciated emotional and cognitve benefits of healthy waterways and oceans.
The research and experiences behind this way of thinking fill the pages of Blue MInd.
If you, your organization, business, or school would like to join us, subscribe here and we will add you to the 100 Days of Blue email list to receive brief updates from time to time.
Daily messages can be read on the LIVE BLUE Blog.
We'll send some special surprises in the mail, so if you'd like to go deeper, please provide your best mailing address for the 100 Days of Blue time period.
The hashtag is #BlueMind on social media if you'd like to track the action and share it with your network.
100 Days of Blue: Summer 2014 (and Beyond) Blue MInd Book Tour Dates and Locations (so far):
At each location of the book tour we will highlight the work of scientists, conservationists, athletes, advocates, and artists working to keep our oceans and waterways clean, healthy and accessible. That's really the whole pojnt of #100DaysofBlue.
(more detailed information on each event can be found here)
June 11: Blue Mind 4 Summit, Bedruthan Steps, United Kingdom
June 12: United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand Blue Mind Book Launch
June 14: Monterey Bay Aquarium 30th Anniversary, w/ Jack Johnson, Monterey, CA
June 21: LAUNCH: 100 Days of Blue, Worldwide
June 25: UK Book Tour Begins, United Kingdom
June 30-July 2: Global Estuaries Forum, Deauville, France
July 3 : FRANCE Book Tour Begins, Paris, France
July 22: Blue Mind US Book Launch, Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica, CA
July 25: BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
July 29: READING: Powell’s Bookstore, Portland, OR
July 30: SPEAKER: Eco Trust, Portland, OR
July 31: SPEAKER: Microsoft Lunch Speaker, Seattle, WA
July 31: READING: University Washington Bookstore, Seattle, WA
August 5: SPEAKER: The Bay Institute, Sausalito, CA
August 7: LAUNCH PARTY: California Academy of Sciences, Nightlife, San Francisco, CA
August 10: BOOK SIGNING: Book Passage Corte Madera, San Francisco, CA
September 8-12 : Blue Mind Experience: Snake River Expedition w/ OARS, Hell's Canyon, Idaho
September 26-28: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Chesapeake Bay Forum, Washington, DC
September 28: 100 Days of Blue ends and the online Blue Mind Book Club begins!
October 17-19: SPEAKER: Bioneers, San Rafael, CA
November 3-9: Blue Ocean Film Festival, Tampa, FL
November 18-19: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: International Conference on Argos Wildlife Appslications, Baltimore, MD
November 19: BOOK SIGNING: Baltimore Aquarium, Baltimore, MD
November 26: SPEAKER: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
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