Have you ever felt your stomach growl? Your head pound? Your heart race? Your palms sweat? Your eyes grow heavy?

If so, do you know how you are able to feel these feels? Many people notice these feelings in their body with the help of an important sense… a sense called (drum roll please)… interoception.

Don’t let the name fool you. The word interoception might not sound very sexy or important. But this sense is a really big deal. Interoception has a huge influence on many areas of our lives like self-regulation, mental health and social connection.