Blue Mind – A New Book for the New Year

My New Year’s Resolution is to read this book written by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.  Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how the 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.”

The forward was written by Céline Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau.  I am a huge fan of both Céline and her brother, Fabien.

As an added bonus, there is an on-line book club.  Daily excerpts from Blue Mind will be broadcast on Radio Hatteras along with weekly interviews with the author featuring questions from readers and guest protagonists from the book. Read along with water-loving friends around the world: January 16th to March 25th, 2017, sign up for free at http://www.wallacejnichols.org/122/blue-mind-life.html

A Stylish Way to Charge Your iPhone

Introducing a phone charger that looks like a bangle. The QBracelet connects to your iPhone via a built-in Apple Lightning connector and provides up to an extra 50% charge, all while weighing less than most watches.  Never be without your charger again, the QBracelet retails for USD $149 and can be ordered at www.qdesigns.co

A Sunscreen Solution for Your Face That Really Works

Sunscreen only works when you wear it.  As hard as I try, I do not re-apply suncreen to my face as often as I should mostly because it makes a mess and my skin feels greasy.  Afneutrogena stickter you apply, you always have to wash your hands or it leaves white residue everywhere.  Continue reading

The Bunk Sox

I loBunk Soxve it when a product comes along that makes me say “why didn’t I think of that?” My boat has a v-berth, and I have never found a way to keep the sheets straight. Traditional fitted sheets don’t work and flat sheets tucked in become loose and wrinkled, and they usually bunch up on one side of the bed. Continue reading