SENSES: Gretchen Rubin’s Guide to Getting Out of Your Head and Into the World

The Next Big Idea

April 20, 2023

What do your five senses — sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch — have to do with happiness? According to Gretchen Rubin, a great deal. The world around us, she says, has the potential to dazzle, to entertain, to trigger a state of rapture. If only we pay attention. Today on the show, she shares with Rufus the tools she's developed to delight in the physical world.

Gretchen's new book is "Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World." You can learn more at And be sure to check out Gretchen's audio apothecary on Spotify!

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