Five Senses of January

I created a post last month sharing with you things that have appealed to each of my five senses

Senses play an important role in all of our lives. We encounter experiences every day that connect to each of our fives senses. Whether it's the smell of fresh flowers when you're walking through the market or the sound of waves crashing during your most recent beach trip, senses are amazing things that we often take for granted. Take a deep breath and feel what's around you, recognize the sensation of every sense!

Here is what my senses encountered in January.


I'm a huge fan of podcasts. I think they're a great source of entertainment and knowledge when you don't have time to sit and read or watch tv. Podcasts are usually my go to source of entertainment while I'm at work.

For the last few months I've been really enjoying a podcast called "That's so Retrograde." It's an extremely interesting podcast run by Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari. These girls have two larger than life personalities and will capture your interest the moment you start listening.

Their topics cover a variety of things but gear towards a more metaphysical path. Guests on the podcast can range anywhere from psychics to actresses like Ashley Tisdale. Even if the particular topic of the week doesn't catch my attention at first, I can always find something to relate to by the end of the podcast episode.

I definitely recommend you listening in, at least once!


I took a trip during the last weekend of January and I must say it quickly jumped up to my top 5 favorites. For the first time, I made my way to Sedona, Arizona.

For those of you who don't know Sedona is known to be a very spiritual, artsy town. That sentence alone does not due it justice.

This place is beyond beautiful. As someone who usually prefers lush forests to large rock formations, even I was blown away. Red rocks outline the entire town and blue skies create the perfect contrast. At night stars fill the sky and coyotes howl the night away. This is not something I am used to living in overly populated southern California.

It was like something you seen in National Geographic. Incredible. I never wanted to come home. I've never been so eager to watch the sun set and then rise again. The people were unbelievably friendly and the sense of community was grand.

I will be back you beautiful, beautiful city.


I'm a huge fan of incense and essential oils. I think they're an excellent way to boost a mood, fast! Lately when I feel the slightest bit stressed,  I've been lighting up a stick of patchouli incense. Something about the smell of patchouli reminds me of being a little girl and it makes my heart feel warm. 

Our sense of smell can play a huge role in the status of our mood. Certain scents are known to boost moods or create a feeling of relaxation. Aromatherapy is a very interesting thing!


I've been trying to incorporate healthier options into my life, starting with my water intake. I know I don't drink nearly enough water each day. In order to make it a little bit more enjoyable for me, I've been infusing my water with fruit. Strawberry and lemon has been my favorite combination so far! The sweetness of the strawberries mixed with the tanginess of the lemon makes me actually look forward to drinking more water throughout the day! 

The cool part about fruit infused water is that the possibilities are seriously endless. You don't even have to stop at fruit, fresh herbs are also a great way to "spice" up your water!


This month I didn't go with something that physically was nice to touch, but rather something that has been touching my soul.

I've been going to yoga classes twice a week and I totally love it. It's the perfect way for me to be doing something awesome for my body while teaching my mind and soul to be in the current moment. Yoga is such a relaxing and enjoyable thing for me, I'm really glad I decided to give this practice a second try. 

It's really nice to find something that you enjoy doing and look forward to each and every week. As someone who isn't very active and doesn't like fast paced workouts, I find yoga to be the perfect source of exercise for me.

Try getting in touch with your sense. What smell have you been appreciating lately? Have you tried any recipes that turned out delicious? Let me know in the comments below!