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Quest for Quiet

How Going on a Silent Retreat Stopped Me Farting

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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 Syndrome (IBS) since I was a teenager, and let me tell you, it is NOTHING like…




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