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    Blue Mind Theory

Research proves that spending time near the water is essential to achieving elevated, sustained happiness—which aligns perfectly with our wellness philosophy at Lake Austin Spa Resort. In his book Blue Mind, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols describes why we are drawn to the water, how our brains are affected, and how it affects our well-being.

Theory in Practice

We embrace Blue Mind’s philosophy and bring the healing benefits of water to the surface for guests with our Ripple Effects activities and events.

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“Emerging research connects the dots to a compelling and practical narrative about our personal and emotional relationship with water. Neuroscience shows us how being near, on, in, around or under the water can make us happier, healthier, more connected and better at what we do.”

– Oliver Sacks, Blue Mind

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