Eleven years ago, Heather Mann had a nice career going here in Madison. She was the founder and director of the Center for Resilient Cities, an environmental advocacy group with a national reach. Heather and her husband, Dave, were well established in the Madison area, with a close circle of friends, and Heather was learning mindful Buddhism from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. But in 2008, Heather and Dave chucked it all in to spend the next six years sailing the Atlantic Ocean in their 45-foot sloop, Wild Hair. Heather’s new memoir of her travels, Ocean of Insight, came out in late 2016 from Parallax Press. Heather Mann joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing by phone.
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