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Silence: Harnessing the restorative power of silence in a noisy world

Joanna Nylund

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Mind, Body, Spirit

Discover and implement practical ways of increasing silence in our daily lives

In our increasingly frenetic, modern lives silence has become a treasured commodity.

In an era of constant technological stimulation, moments of silence and reflection are harder to achieve than ever before. But what really is silence and what effect does it have on our wellbeing?

In SILENCE, Joanna Nylund reflects on the cultural, scientific and spiritual impact of silence and the ways in which it has impacted our human history, whilst suggesting how we might be able to harness it's power to boost our health. With practical tips and techniques, Nylund demonstrates that integrating moments of silence into our everyday routine can boost creativity, increase communication and improve mental health.

SILENCE shows us that moments of quiet are not to be feared but are windows of introspection to embraced and harnessed for our own personal development.

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Joanna Nylund

Joanna Nylund was born and raised in Finland, where she started her writing career doing music reviews for a local magazine at age 15. After studying English literature at university and living in the UK for a few years, she has been working as a translator, journalist, copywriter and photographer. She resides in Helsinki with her husband.

Aside from writing for Finnish newspapers and magazines on topics of culture, literature and history, Joanna is a regular contributor to ThisIsFinland, the Finnish Foreign Ministry's portal on all things Finnish, and SCAN Magazine. She has to rustle up a bit more sisu whenever cold autumn winds begin beating the Helsinki shoreline where she goes running, but secretly enjoys the challenge.

Find out more about Joanna on Instagram @joannaulfsdotter, Facebook @joanna.nylund or her website and blog at www.joannaulfsdotter.com.

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