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Cultivate Good Smells.

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year — and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — welcome! This month’s theme is technically Memories, and last week’s resolution was to Make the most of your photographs, but I somehow got off my schedule, confusingly, so …


Cultivate Good Smells.

One of my latest, and favorite, happiness resolutions is to Cultivate good smells. I’d never thought much about the sense of smell, but after some research — and just paying more attention — I realize how critical this sense is to my feelings of vitality and enjoyment. It’s a cliche to “stop and smell the roses,” of course, but just …


“Wherever I Am in the World, All I Need Is the Smell of Eucalyptus to Recover That Lost World…”

“Wherever I am in the world, all I need is the smell of eucalyptus to recover that lost world of Adrogué, which today no doubt exists only in my memory.” — Jorge Luis Borges Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of the senses, especially the sense of smell, in shaping our experiences and emotions. * Join the …


Happiness is…a Beautiful Scent: Fireplace, Baby Powder, Christmas Tree.

Recently, I’ve become very interested in the sense of smell. This was partly inspired by my five-year-old daughter, who is a real “nose.” She responds more powerfully to smells than anyone I’ve ever met. To learn more, I turned to Rachel Herz’s wonderful book, The Scent of Desire. I highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in this subject. In …