“If you think you’ll forget a place or event, inhale deeply. Aromas and scents ground us. Remember baking cookies from childhood?” – Yvonne Kochanowski


This is a trick I use when I don’t have time to take hours of notes on a journey. I use my five senses – sight, sound, smell, touch, taste – plus I throw in a sixth one, feeling. The mix of emotion with any of the other senses and particularly the memory of the scent are all I need to trigger intense memories, the things I write about later.

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