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How to Boost Self Control (And Why It Matters)

Opulent Mindfulness image showing effects of stress at work

Have you ever tried to meditate and wondered why your thoughts and desires are so hard to control? It happens to the best of us, and it’s not some kind of critical failing on our part, though often people take it that way. It’s just science, folks! That difficulty with self-control is all due to…

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Meditation: Real or Ridiculous?

opulent mindfulness man relaxing with hands behind head illustrating how meditation brings ease

With so much information going around about meditation—what it is, what it does, how it works—and an outdated or archaic image that is sometimes quite woowoo and “out there”, how is one to know if it’s real or not? The question was posed to an author in a recent article, and I really liked the…

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