I find that I am drawn to water, whether it is walking on a beach, or around my much loved local marine lake, or next to a canal, or on cliff tops overlooking the sea.  Clearly my  subconscious mind urges me to get close to water without me realising it, just so that switch inside of me flicks the ‘let go’ button.

Dr Wallace J Nichols’ research on how the brain behaves near water, shows increased happiness, lower levels of stress and anxiety, lower heart and breathing rate, as well as boosting creativity.