My new e book, Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World, simply hit the cabinets. What a pleasure it was to jot down this e book!
A very powerful—and sudden—discovery I made whereas engaged on it: We will use our 5 senses to strengthen our connections to others.
The extra I discovered about my 5 senses, the extra I needed to debate them with different individuals. I saved saying issues like, “The scent of charcoal at all times makes me consider summer season. How about you?” or “Do you know that elephants can hear the motion of clouds?” Sensory experiences present a good way to attach with different individuals, as a result of all of us share them.
My 5 senses helped me develop nearer to the individuals I beloved by serving to me observe the small print of their precise presence—so beloved however really easy to take without any consideration. What’s acquainted is simple to disregard.
By noticing extra of the sensations related to the individuals we love—the scent of a shampoo, the texture of a hug, the sound of a voice—we are able to deepen our appreciation for individuals and make our recollections extra vivid.
In Life in 5 Senses, I describe many sensory actions that may assist you join with others. A few of my favorites embody:
- Write a style timeline of your life and memory about these tastes with individuals who shared them (my sister Elizabeth and I had a terrific time speaking in regards to the tastes of our childhood)
- Construct and share a nostalgic playlist or Audio Apothecary
- Create a five-senses portrait of somebody vital to you
- Host a style social gathering the place mates, household, or co-workers evaluate varieties or manufacturers of various meals (apples, chips, ice cream, tea)
- Plan an exercise with one other particular person to faucet right into a neglected sense
- Give a gift that comforts or delights the 5 senses
To study extra about these actions and the way tapping into our senses can result in a richer life, order my new e book, Life in Five Senses, or obtain the audiobook.
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