Show Notes S3:E8
How Blue Spaces Can Make you Feel Better With Catherine Kelly
Listen and Subscribe:
Apple Podcasts, ACAST, Spotify Stitcher, Google Podcasts,
In this episode I speak to Dr Catherine Kelly author of Blue Spaces How and Why Water Makes You Feel Better about the science behind the health benefits of spending time in and near water and how swimming in the sea helped Catherine cope with bereavement and loss.
During this episode we discuss
- How Catherine’s life changed with the sudden death of her mother
- Finding solace in the sea for six years in Westport
- Studying for a degree while coping with multiple miscarriages, moving house and ultimately pregnancy & birth
- Me time
- Her near death experience in
Blue Spaces How and Why Water Makes Us Feel Better – Dr Catherine Kelly
Beating Brain Fog – Your 30-Day Plan to Think Faster, Sharper, Better
Dr. Catherine Kelly is Director of the Wild Beach School, Brighton. She has been a geography academic for more than 20 years. With a degree in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin, she also holds a Ph.D in Geography, a BSc. in Stress Management, and diplomas in Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques. She has lectured at various universities in the UK and Ireland; her research and publication areas include geography, environment, and the field of wellbeing. She also sits on the Board of the Sussex UNESCO Biosphere. Catherine is passionate about the sea, learning, nature and helping both adults and children to enjoy, explore and relax outdoors by the coast. She lives in Brighton and is a proud member of local ‘salty wellbeing’ group ‘The Salty Seabirds.’
Over to You
If you’ve experience the benefit of Blue Spaces – I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
If you enjoy the Super Brain podcast please take a moment to rate and share it.
Sabina Brennan 0:01
Hello, my name is Sabina Brennan, and you are listening to Super brain, the podcast for everyone with a brain. Swimming in freezing cold water in the middle of winter is most definitely not my cup of tea. I won’t even have a shower unless the water is piping hot. Having said that I’ve always admired people who do take the plunge. I’ve often paused during my lockdown walks to watch increasing numbers of people wild swimming on the coldest of days. My guest today, Dr. Catherine Kelly, a self-described salty seabird has written a book about how and why water makes us feel better.