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How to Rise From the Ashes and Find Incredible Resilience! Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

How to Rise From the Ashes and Find Incredible Resilience! Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Update: 2020-09-07
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If you’ve ever wanted to rise and heal to a level beyond what you ever thought possible or thought you needed, then do we have the Blue Mind resilience show for you.

Today I’ll be talking with a dear friend and hero, the true keeper of the sea, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, a visionary, entrepreneurial scientist, renowned marine biologist, voracious earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, and the best-selling author of one my favorite must-read books and documentaries, “Blue Mind”

Today I want to talk with him about a topic that is near and dear to both of our hearts, rising from the ashes, what it means, how we do it, and why it’s most important to have a mission now more than ever. 

Key Points Discussed:

  • Losing his home in a wild fire right after his daughter left for college and the letter he wrote her about it that went viral (06:17 )
  • Building a mighty home where every single thing was meaningful and thoughtful (11:45 )
  • The stunning and humbling experience of losing all of his material accumulations over his lifetime (16:33 )
  • Rediscovering his home in a new format and the idea of writing to the spirit of his home and doing some more journaling (19:45 )
  • The beautiful, unusual, and unexpected storm in California that they were inadequately prepared for (27:31 )
  • The epitome of resilient beings that is red wood trees (31:07 )
  • Learning from the cleansing and destructive aspect of fire and how it differentiates from learning from water (35:12 )
  • Being an activated Pine seed sitting on top of a deep Manzanita root (42:01 )
  • Understanding the dynamic of the fire, earth, water connection (48:55 )
  • How he is more clear now on his short and long term mission for healing the water and land (52:06 )
  • Have you spent time in the water yet and what does it mean to you? (54:47 )
  • The deep response that all living beings have to “Water or lack of water” (58:29 )
  • The importance of honoring urgency and recognizing the stress and anxiety it causes (1:01:20 )
  • What does breath and resilience mean to you? (1:04:48 )
  • The meaning of the Phoenix rising from the ashes (1:09:39 )
  • Recognizing when it’s time to get out instead of lingering and losing (1:16:14 )

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How to Rise From the Ashes and Find Incredible Resilience! Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

How to Rise From the Ashes and Find Incredible Resilience! Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Michael Sandler and Dr. Wallace J. Nichols