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Planetwalker John Francis, who's trekked and sailed around North and South America carrying a message of respect for the Earth, on his 17-year vow of silence. Former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated. Popular Australian singer-songwriter Megan Washington discusses how she finds quiet and serenity in singing. Co-founder of The Idler magazine, Gavin Pretor-Pinney calls for us all to stop for a moment every day and admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives. Travel writer Pico Iyer on sitting still, reflecting and the notion of home.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, which originally aired on November 23, 2014.

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