Reflections on Sea Changes

Thoughts on transformation
by Lauralee Alben

Monthly Archives: August 2016

What’s at risk? | Part 4: The Salt Doll

What is it about water that transforms risk into rewarding experiences? At the Blue Mind Summit, I heard the mesmerizing call of water in the inspiring talk by retired neurologist Dr. Andrew Stern, Founder of the Lost Bird Project and Smart Fin. He shared a story that embodies Flow, which we define in Sea Change […]

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What’s at risk? | Part 3: In a new light

What is it about water that transforms risk into rewarding experiences? At the Blue Mind Summit, Ben Thwaits showed astonishing photographs taken by the at-risk youth who participate in his innovative art and nature-based therapeutic programs at Northwest Passage. This quote by Joanna Macy came to mind: “A heart that breaks open can hold the universe.”

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What’s at risk? | Part 2: The mother wave

What is it about water that transforms risk into rewarding experiences? In her fast-paced, fun presentation at the Blue Mind Summit, Professor and Early Childhood Educator, Louise Zimanyi declared, “Playing with and in water is evolutionary.” She explained that according to research conducted across many countries by Norwegian Dr. Ellen Sandseter, “risky play” includes great heights; high […]

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What’s at risk? | Part 1: A mythological feat

What is it about water that transforms risk into rewarding experiences? Risk is an essential component of any sea change. At the Sea Change Design Institute, we work with leaders and organizations who are committed to co-creating life-revering transformations. At the Blue Mind Summit, I searched for sea changes in the intriguing presentations by adventurers, […]

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