Each month, the Thad's community is encouraged to collectively read a book of a community leader's choice. Jon Dephouse, Lead Minister at Thad's, choice for this month is Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols:

"A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being."

Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.

BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.
"If simply being near water boosts happiness, being immersed in it may be even more powerful. The effect is akin to that of meditation..." ---Psychology Today
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, called "Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine and "a visionary" by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, problem solver, and fun-loving Dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).

Find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Mind-Surprising-Healthier-Connected/dp/0316252085/?tag=saloncom08-20