A Letter from NYT Bestselling Author Gretchen Rubin on LIFE IN FIVE SENSES

By Kat La Mantia | June 21 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllBlog


Dear Friends,

I’m very happy to share LIFE IN FIVE SENSES: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World with you. What a joy it was to write this book!

I was drawn to this subject because, over the past few years, I’d started to realize that I felt stuck in my head—disengaged from the world and other people, and also from myself.

For more than a decade, I’d been studying happiness and human nature. Then, one day, a visit to my eye doctor made me realize that I had been overlooking a key element of happiness: my five senses. I’d allowed the vital sensations of life to slip away, unnoticed. This epiphany lifted me from a state of foggy preoccupation into a world rediscovered by seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching.

In the book, I explain how and why sensory experiences and delights are so crucial for our mental, physical, and emotional health. Some examples? Massage, sound bath, cosmetics, forest bathing, flowers, cryotherapy, soft blankets, scented candles, modeling clay, Audio Apothecary, and more.

In a world that can feel flattened and drained, and yet also hyper-processed and over-saturated, we’re all craving the immersive experiences that bring our bodies and minds back into balance.

I invite you to explore Life in Five Senses further, and I so appreciate your support.

Onward and upward,

Gretchen Rubin

Life in Five Senses
How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project discovers a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, connection, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.
$28.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
272 Pages

The Four Tendencies
The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)
In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life.
$25.00 US
Sep 12, 2017
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
272 Pages

Outer Order, Inner Calm
Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness
In the latest work by bestselling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness: For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work.
$16.99 US
Mar 05, 2019
5 x 7
240 Pages

Better Than Before
What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life
From the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home comes a new bestselling book in paperback that tackles the question: How do we make good habits that are easy, effortless, and automatic?
$18.00 US
Dec 15, 2015
5-3/16 x 8
320 Pages

Happier at Home
Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life
In this New York Times bestseller, now in paperback, The Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to explore how to make home a happier place.
$16.00 US
Dec 31, 2013
5-3/16 x 8
304 Pages

The Happiness Project Mini Posters: A Coloring Book
20 Hand-Lettered Quotes to Pull Out and Frame
The New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and Better Than Before brings her approachable and inspirational message to the world of coloring books in this set of 20 pull-out mini posters to color in and display.
$14.99 US
Mar 28, 2017
7 x 9
Adult Coloring Book
40 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal
A Five-Year Record
365 days. 5 years. 1,825 happy moments. The Happiness Journal is the ideal project for anyone who is looking to add more meaning and happiness to their lives but is short on time.
$16.99 US
Nov 01, 2011
4 x 6
Stationery & Accessories
368 Pages
Potter Style

The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal for Mothers
365 days. 5 years. 1,825 happy moments. The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal for Mothers is the ideal project for moms who want to capture the everyday moments of their child's growth but are naturally short on time.
$16.95 US
Apr 02, 2013
4 x 6
Stationery & Accessories
368 Pages
Potter Style