It’s important to recognize how commercialism and consumerism have warped our holiday senses. So much “hype” is created around the foods, decorations, music, and gifts of the holiday season through advertisements, social media campaigns, and storefront displays.
Some people think rosé is just for the summer months just as we hear that bubbly is best at New Year’s Eve. I beg to differ, and especially for those of us who live in temperate climates, we already know the secret: you can drink bubbles and rosé any time of the year!
Travel, to me, is the great un-doer. It undoes all that is known to us. It asks us to free ourselves from the familiar, the usual, the rote. It asks us to trust that where we are and what we are experiencing will enrich us but only if we allow ourselves to be so enriched.
“Meditation” is synonymous with reflection, contemplation, and musing. While yoga and guided meditation apps like Headspace are popular forms of mediation, the adjective meditative can actually describe anything that compels us to stay present and mindful.
Our environment shapes our perception and our experience, and our sensory preferences. Here at Five Senses Tastings we explore that in depth.
As someone who works with and in music every day, many of my friends and colleagues are surprised to learn that my favorite music in the world is actually silence. No, I didn’t say my favorite sound is silence. I said my favorite music is silence. Why?