Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World by Rubin, Gretchen

Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project discovers a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.

"Life in Five Senses invites us into the seismic shift toward a life grounded in sensation, vitality, and innate intelligence."--GLENNON DOYLE, author of Untamed

"An inspiring and practical guide to living in the moment."--SUSAN CAIN, author of Bittersweet and Quiet

For more than a decade, Gretchen Rubin had been studying happiness and human nature. Then, one day, a visit to her eye doctor made her realize that she'd been overlooking a key element of happiness: her five senses. She'd spent so much time stuck in her head that she'd allowed the vital sensations of life to slip away, unnoticed. This epiphany lifted her from a state of foggy preoccupation into a world rediscovered by seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching.

In this journey of self-experimentation, Rubin explores the mysteries and joys of the five senses as a path to a happier, more mindful life. Drawing on cutting-edge science, philosophy, literature, and her own efforts to practice what she learns, she investigates the profound power of tuning in to the physical world.

From the simple pleasures of appreciating the magic of ketchup and adding favorite songs to a playlist, to more adventurous efforts like creating a daily ritual of visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art and attending Flavor University, Rubin show us how to experience each day with depth, delight, and connection. In the rush of daily life, she finds, our five senses offer us an immediate, sustainable way to cheer up, calm down, and engage the world around us--as well as a way to glimpse the soul and touch the transcendent.

Life in Five Senses is an absorbing, layered story of discovery filled with profound insights and practical suggestions about how to heighten our senses and use our powers of perception to live fuller, richer lives--and, ultimately, how to move through the world with more vitality and love.

Author: Gretchen Rubin
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Published: 04/18/2023
Pages: 272
Weight: 1.12lbs
Size: 9.35h x 6.36w x 1.15d
ISBN: 9780593442746


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/23/2023
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2023
Booklist 03/01/2023 pg. 4
Shelf Awareness 05/05/2023

About the Author
Gretchen Rubin is one of today's most influential observers of happiness and human nature. She's the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Outer Order, Inner Calm; The Four Tendencies; Better Than Before; and The Happiness Project. Her books have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. She hosts the top-ranking, award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, where she explores practical solutions for living a happier life. Raised in Kansas City, Rubin lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.