“Blue Mind, a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment.” Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols

“Add the dopamine, the endorphins, and the natural setting to the adrenaline rush produced by the amygdala’s “fight or flight” impulse when a surfer is faced with a large wave (or a wave of any kind when you’re first starting out), and you’ve got a seriously addictive experience.”  Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols