Beth Demme Blog

In Episode 49, Steph and I have an honest conversation about silence. We reflect on why it’s important to have silence, but why it can be hard to come by. Steph loves to be in the quiet of the woods, but I tend to be a verbal processor. Also, I’m never really in silence because of a condition called Tinnitus. Steph and I also talk about why people tend to avoid silence. Is it because it seems heavy (like a moment of silence), lonely, or even boring? If so, what are we missing out on when we fill every space? Are we, on some level, afraid or unwilling to be alone with our thoughts? Whether you’re someone who values silence or someone who needs noise, you’ll find something in this conversation that seems like it’s just for you.

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