Gretchen Rubin was an early guest on Best of Both Worlds about five years ago. So Sarah and I were delighted to welcome her back this week to talk about her brand new book Life in Five Senses. (And a great many other topics! Including a lot of listener questions.)
Gretchen began studying the senses after realizing how much she took experiencing the world for granted. And while you can live a full life without the full use of a sense, being able to experience the world in so many ways is a gift.
In this interview, Gretchen and I talk senses (including our “neglected senses”), visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art (she went daily while writing the book), the Four Tendencies, how she’s going to transition into empty nest life (her youngest daughter is finishing high school this year), and her writing advice.
Please give the episode a listen! If you’d like to discuss Gretchen’s book Life in Five Senses with me and Sarah, please consider joining our Patreon community. Life in Five Senses is our next book club pick, and we’ll be chatting about it on May 25th at noon eastern. You can sign up for the Patreon community here.
(Our next meet-up, where we’ll be talking about friendship, is this Thursday April 20th at noon. Hope to see some folks there!)