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'Sit, Walk, Don't Talk': An Author Finds Comfort At A Silent Meditation Retreat

When faced with a problem, not everyone wishes to talk about it. Jennifer Howd writes about this issue in her memoir Sit, Walk, Don't Talk, which chronicles her healing at a silent meditation retreat.
Jennifer Howd, author of Sit, Walk, Don't Talk. Source: Erin Sacco

When we are facing a challenge in life, we're often encouraged to talk about it with a confidante, a family member or to seek professional counsel like a therapist. But some people find more comfort in silence.

In her new memoir, Sit, Walk, Don't Talk, Jennifer Howd takes readers into the world of silent meditation retreats, where, as you may imagine, there's scarcely any talking.

Howd says the practice of mediation is

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