Francesca Maximé

Francesca Marguerite Maximé is Head Editor, Elite Daily Body & Mind. She loves baking cookies, living in Brooklyn, playing tennis, writing poetry, and being a cat mom.
For almost two weeks, I lived like a nun at a silent meditation retreat center. But to do so, I had to be down with some of the center's basic ground rules. That included waking up at 4 am, wearing baggy clothes, not exercising and meditating for 10…