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Research has shown that being near, in, on or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being. Photo by Marcio Luiz Ingenito from FreeImages
Research has shown that being near, in, on or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being. Photo by Marcio Luiz Ingenito from FreeImages

Being Near the Water
Changes Your Brain Waves
to a Calmer Inner Peace

Jul 29, 2019
by Robin Joy Wellman

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Sitting on any beach is a plus.  Sitting on a beach with people you love is a bonus.  Blue Mind, Green Body,  Red Soul! Mind body and soul!   Blue represents water.  Do you know about the Blue Mind movement? Being near the water changes your brain waves to a calmer inner peace.  Check out these few YouTube docs at https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+mind+theory&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

We all know how we feel after waking under the giant redwoods. Photo by Gavin Mills from FreeImages.

Green Body is the new movement  which follows the scientific research that being outdoors lowers blood pressure, is an energy booster,  gives us better focus and more. However it’s not a new idea. We all know how we feel after waking under the giant redwoods or nature of any kind   Learn more here http://mentalfloss.com/article/70548/11-scientific-benefits-being-outdoors.  And Red Soul/heart is the idea of being with people you love and who love you. Sharing stories, thoughts, and ideas with those close to you as you enjoy the outdoors can be the most uplifting thing you can do for yourself.  Anyone up for a good walk at the ocean? Or along the River?  

Soda Springs this small park is in Annapolis, a remote community in the hills of northwestern Sonoma County. Photo: parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov

August is usually a bit hotter than other months. But in the coast, we have the rolling fog so you can find comfort in the coastal climes and beaches, tide pooling in safe areas (always putting everything back) and enjoy a few local creeks.  Soda Springs in Annapolis is a wonderful hidden gem with a few old time rock BBQ pits.  http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Visit/Soda-Springs-Reserve/ .  My boys spent most days here enjoying the swim holes.  I recently made a visit with my youngest son Jake and granddaughter Makyla, and it hasn’t changed. Many Memories. 

The bluff on which the fort stands is a young coastal marine terrace. Photo:www.fortross.org.

Memories of people and places are importantFort Ross State Historic Park has Memorial benches that you can purchase in honor of someone who is living, or of those passed on, or of special occasions. I was blessed by many friends and volunteers with a bench in honor of my 27 years at Fort Ross. Please look for it as you walk inside the gate near the Rotchev House.  Take a picture sitting on it and send it to me. For bench information Contactwww.fortross.org   for more information. 

Point Arena Lighthouse, Mendocino County, California. Photo by Frank Schulenburg - CC BY-SA 3.0Point Arena Lighthouse has several wonderful programs. Visit them at   https://www.pointarenalighthouse.com  for all events including lectures and full Moon tours.

Gualala Arts is always host to music, art, and classes. Learn more at http://gualalaarts.org/.

Timber Cove Resort continues to have fun evenings of music. Visit their web at   https://www.timbercoveresort.com.  If you are visiting, you are always welcome at all our hometown events and classes.  There are many more wonderful places to visit and explore. 

I wish you all a great month with the Blue Green Red thoughts and core values we all share. Blessings to you 

 

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