The Live Blue Foundation was created to put Blue Mind science and best practices into action—safely getting people near, in, on, and under water for life.
We recognize that water is medicine for those who need it most and everyone else. Our vision is a world where everyone understands and has access to the cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, physical, and spiritual health benefits of waters and oceans—their #bluemind.
Based on a decade of research, outreach, a global network of experts, practitioners, and ambassadors and the groundswell created by the book Blue Mind by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, we identify leading organizations around the world who reconnect people with water throughout their lives and provide tools needed to put #bluemind into action.
Our logo represents the lifelong connections we share throughout each of the seven ages of water, which Dr. Nichols details in his upcoming book Live Blue.
The Ocean Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a fiscal partner of The Live Blue Foundation. They established a formal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative to support their leadership in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures to institutionalize these values in the organization’s operations and the broader Ocean Foundation community of advisors, project managers, and grantees. We honor their core cross-cutting values of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we grant the funds to get people near, in, on, and under water for life.
The Live Blue Foundation Partnership
The Live Blue Foundation is a partnership between Watershape University and Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D.
Watershape University Co-Founder David J. Peterson, P.E. with Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D., author of Blue Mind at the 9th Annual Blue Mind Summit.
Peterson and Lauren Stack, Vice President, are pleased to serve as advisory board members of the Foundation, getting people on, in, under, and near water for life.
Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D.
The Blue Mind Company was founded by marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols in 2009 to describe and share the science and best practices related to water and wellness. Through annual summits, books, films, awards, media, keynotes, and workshops BMC has reached over a billion people, making progress towards to the goal of creating common knowledge. #bluemind
Nichols is changing the way the world engages with water and rethinking all the ways people spend time near, in, on, and under it. He is a driving force in creating common knowledge about how water is medicine for those who need it most and sharing Blue Mind science and ethos across many sectors in contemporary culture.