Shut Up! (Seriously)

How silence can improve your day.


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Ever feel overwhelmed by the nonstop bombardment of your senses that is life in the 21st century? There’s an easy way to deal: Be quiet. Silence offers opportunities for contemplation, reflection, and “resetting.” Silent retreats — which are available locally at Anam Cara Meditation Foundation in Armonk, the Garrison Institute in Garrison, and other locations — vary in format and focus, and, research shows, can have a positive effect on wellbeing, raising serotonin and dopamine levels substantially.

Think about it — but don’t say anything.

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