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A Sea Of Climate Solutions; Dr. Deborah Brosnan Mindfulness Mode

    • Alternative Health

Dr. Deborah Brosnan’s talk, A Sea of Climate Solutions, was presented at the Collision conference in Toronto in June 2024. She is a globally recognized marine scientist, environmental entrepreneur, and climate-risk expert. Dr. Brosnan leads Deborah Brosnan & Associates, a firm that merges risk, cutting-edge science, and practical decision-making to sustain ecosystems, businesses, communities, and governments. With a special focus on Small Island Developing States, she has worked in the Caribbean for over 25 years. She collaborates with John Paul DeJoria on OceanShot, a large-scale coral reef restoration project. Dr. Brosnan holds an adjunct professorship at Virginia Tech and has been affiliated with prestigious institutions like Stanford and the Smithsonian. She frequently appears on major media and has been a featured speaker at international forums.
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Most Influential Person
Jacques Cousteau
Effect On Emotions




























Mindfulness helps me be aware of my emotions and feel my emotions.
Somebody said to me once, feel the feel and then take the wheel. And mindfulness is when you take the wheel.





Thoughts On Breathing



















































Breathing is the first thing I stop when I get stressed out. Being aware of your breath and breathing and watching the changes that occur in your body when you take control of your breathing is absolutely the best.







Bullying Story








In my career as a marine biologist, I was fortunate to have supportive men, fellow students, and professors, especially during my education.










However, I did experience bullying, which is still prevalent, particularly online. When I was younger, I wasn't aware of mindfulness, so my initial reaction was to respond immediately.
Now, I've learned to step back and take a deep breath first. Mindfulness helps me recognize the energy directed at me and understand it often has nothing to do with me personally.
By pausing and being mindful, I protect my integrity and defuse the situation, as the bully usually has their own issues.
Mindfulness helps prevent a hasty response to bullying, and I try to apply this in my life. I'm not always perfect, but I strive to be better.































Suggested Resources
Book: Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols
App: Calm
Related Episodes
Wisdom From The Sea; Anne Gordon
We’re At An Epoch Says Wellness Force Radio Host, Josh Trent
Health, Wealth and Happiness; Fearvana Author Akshay Nanavati

Dr. Deborah Brosnan’s talk, A Sea of Climate Solutions, was presented at the Collision conference in Toronto in June 2024. She is a globally recognized marine scientist, environmental entrepreneur, and climate-risk expert. Dr. Brosnan leads Deborah Brosnan & Associates, a firm that merges risk, cutting-edge science, and practical decision-making to sustain ecosystems, businesses, communities, and governments. With a special focus on Small Island Developing States, she has worked in the Caribbean for over 25 years. She collaborates with John Paul DeJoria on OceanShot, a large-scale coral reef restoration project. Dr. Brosnan holds an adjunct professorship at Virginia Tech and has been affiliated with prestigious institutions like Stanford and the Smithsonian. She frequently appears on major media and has been a featured speaker at international forums.
Listen & Subscribe on:
iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify
Contact Info
LInkedIn: Deborah_Brosnan
Most Influential Person
Jacques Cousteau
Effect On Emotions




























Mindfulness helps me be aware of my emotions and feel my emotions.
Somebody said to me once, feel the feel and then take the wheel. And mindfulness is when you take the wheel.





Thoughts On Breathing



















































Breathing is the first thing I stop when I get stressed out. Being aware of your breath and breathing and watching the changes that occur in your body when you take control of your breathing is absolutely the best.







Bullying Story








In my career as a marine biologist, I was fortunate to have supportive men, fellow students, and professors, especially during my education.










However, I did experience bullying, which is still prevalent, particularly online. When I was younger, I wasn't aware of mindfulness, so my initial reaction was to respond immediately.
Now, I've learned to step back and take a deep breath first. Mindfulness helps me recognize the energy directed at me and understand it often has nothing to do with me personally.
By pausing and being mindful, I protect my integrity and defuse the situation, as the bully usually has their own issues.
Mindfulness helps prevent a hasty response to bullying, and I try to apply this in my life. I'm not always perfect, but I strive to be better.































Suggested Resources
Book: Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols
App: Calm
Related Episodes
Wisdom From The Sea; Anne Gordon
We’re At An Epoch Says Wellness Force Radio Host, Josh Trent
Health, Wealth and Happiness; Fearvana Author Akshay Nanavati

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