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How going on a silent retreat stopped me farting

I had many expectations about going on a silent retreat. Some realistic (finding some quiet space and alone time), some not so much (writing a novel in five nights and six days). What I didn’t expect was the effect of a massive drop in anxiety and stress levels — less farting. I’ve had Irritable Bowel…

Four sounds I’m not looking forward to as we return to normal

On this, the first anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown in the UK (23 March 2020), I remember how shockingly quiet the world became when we all stopped going out. Everyday noise all but disappeared and we were able to hear the sounds of nature. The world was scary but the birds were there singing…

Surviving quarantine #2

I’m sure you’ve seen the many introverts ruling lockdown memes, you know the ones: “Introverts: flattening the curve since forever,” “Social distancing? I’ve been training for this my whole life,” etc. And, although I’ve not seen any scientific studies, from personal experience lockdown was easier for introverts, or at least they were more prepared for…

“When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel.”

Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road