Today my working day began with a dip in the deep blue ocean at Perranporth Cornwall with founder of the 100 Days of Blue campaign Lizzi Larbalestier, (www.catalystnlp.co.uk) who, along with some friends has been into the sea or a river or lake or some outdoor body of water for 100 days straight. The reason — to highlight the many, many benefits that being in or at least close to our blue planet’s bodies of water brings to our physical and mental health and wellbeing, as highlighted in The Blue Mind by Wallace J Nichols.
Along with J as he likes to be known, Lizzi is a keen advocate of the idea that if we learn to love the rivers and the oceans, we will be more likely to protect them from the onslaught of pollution and other harmful impacts that we as humans are having on our blue planet. Lizzi is a highly respected business coach and mentor, to name just a few of her accolades.
Mostly she’s hugely positive, enthusiastic and great fun to be around, (in a very easygoing way). I went into the warm September sea along with about 10 others under huge blue skies and played in the beautiful glassy green waves for about half an hour. I’ll be writing my full article about it in Cornwall Today for the New Year, but it was incredibly exhilarating. Definitely a good way to start the day, especially if you are lucky enough to live in Cornwall and have your pick of rivers and beaches.