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  • Monica Snellings

    As you've noted Tony, it takes a purposeful break from the habits of interruption. We've all adjusted our lives to being constantly on and available. But we can't go deep if we are spread so incredibly thin.

    I've gone on silent retreats at least once a year for the past three years. With each experience I've come away enriched and renewed. I don't want to overstate the impact—it's not like I've figured everything out. As a very verbal and social person it no longer seems weird to be by myself, among people I don't know. Being surrounded by the beauty of our natural world in quiet contemplation, I just feel more grounded.

    I wonder do others out there have their own rituals for disconnecting?