Meditation: Better Than Opioids?

Opulent Mindfulness corporate and executive meditation with Meris Gebhardt

Having grown up in a medical family—with a physician father, a teacher for a mother, a stepmother who is a dietician, and an extended family full of nurses, doctors, philosophers and community leaders—it’s no surprise I feel drawn to explore the many facets of well-being. Drugs were never the first solution to curing ailments in…

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How Meditation Rewires Your Brain

Opulent Mindfulness, meditation brain scan

Mindfulness meditation practices change the brain. Studies by Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist and physician at Jefferson University Hospital and director of research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, tell us that when in the peak meditative state we connect with greater sensory input. Newberg would know. He studies the relationship between the brain…

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