Life on the Lake
Growing up I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with my family at our lake cottage in Interlaken- it always brought me a sense of relaxation and I loved being in the serenity of nature.
I’m sure we’ve all had a similar feeling and this time of year most of us are eager to get out on the water, in whatever capacity that may be. Recently, I stumbled across the work of Dr. Wallace J Nichols, a marine biologist who has been studying the benefits of being in, on or near the water and trying to quantify the peaceful feeling we get in a scientific way. Nicholas book, 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 is a New York and LA Times bestseller and has been captivating audiences since its release last Summer.
“You’ll read it once and then come back to it time and again as you begin to realize how your love for water has always shaped your decisions, feelings, behavior, choices and lifestyle.” – Washington Post
Not that far of a stretch I suppose given that water is a life force for all living things but I found it inspiring that Nichols was moving beyond this good feeling we get and furthered his research on the healing properties of water. Its meditative qualities resonated with me, especially given my attempts at being more mindful in my crazy busy and stressful life.
When we look out upon the places that we know b the creeks, the rivers, the ocean b we are learning from science that this lights up the same part of the brain that gets activated by other kinds of love, Nichols said.
I had such fond memories of growing up on Cayuga Lake that I wanted to specialize part of my business in lake property. There is just nothing else like waking up to the sunrise over the lake and listening to the sounds of nature.
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Additional information about Wallace J Nichols and his research can be found here: