420: Very Special Episode: A Bonanza of Hacks for Using Our Five Senses for Happier Lives

Very Special Episode: Hacks for Tapping in to the Five Senses

We discuss many of our own favorite hacks for using the five senses, and we share terrific suggestions from listeners.

We also announce the winners of our giveaway in honor of our eighth anniversary. More hacks!

One listener mentioned the book A Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day by Clemency Burton-Hill

If you’re intrigued by my new book, Life in Five Senses, you can read an excerpt, get the bonus videos, see the book tour, and pre-order here.


Book tour: If you live in New Canaan, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, or New York City, I’m coming your way.

And if you don’t live in one of those cities, I’m doing a virtual event. Please join the conversation!

Find tour details, pre-order info, and more about Life in Five Senses here.

What we’re reading

  • Elizabeth: Still reading Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn (AmazonBookshop)
  • Gretchen: Recitatif by Toni Morrison (Amazon, Bookshop)

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