There’s simply no way to overstate it: our neurological hardwiring includes differences in the ways our bodies perceive the world. That’s it. As much as you think something is spicy but your spouse doesn’t, that’s as real and distinct as our sensory experiences from typical ones (or from one another — or even from ourselves from day-to-day). The movement in crowds. The tag on a shirt. The temperature of a meal. The need to move and touch and explode with energy. The need to shut it all out and escape into a cocoon for w little while. It’s all big and real and powerful. AND. When we learn to understand and meet our sensory needs, anxiety levels plummet, learning soars, and live — for everyone — becomes the joyous adventure it’s meant to be. Here are our favorite tools for sensory empowerment.