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Living Well

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Imagine you've just won the lottery in beautiful downtown Malad, Idaho. Your dreams of owning the perfect home can now be a reality, so you throw down $500,000 for a sweet bungalow on a decent-sized lot somewhere along the Wasatch Front. After looking at all the fancy people and stuff on goop.com and getting an In Goop Health convention ticket, you are ready to remodel and achieve mental clarity in your home space.

Developers are already onto you, young Jedi. Like yoga? Your new home can have not just a meditation room, but bolts in the ceiling to secure your silks to hang upside-down in serenity—or get 50 shades closer to kink.

You might consider relocating to the rolling hills of Chattahoochee, Ga., and buying a million-dollar manse in a planned development called Serenbe. Or get your Lulu Lemons on the waiting list for a $4-million eco-sensitive home at the Amrit Ocean Resort in Riviera Beach, Fla. These are both examples of "new urbanism" community living. Think Daybreak only with guys sporting man-buns and smelling of Tom Ford's $350 eau de parfum, and women reeking of essential oils. This ain't the Young Living Essential Oil crowd looking for affordable mindfulness. This is a whole new trend of people who want to live in neighborhoods where yoga classes are at all hours of the day and night and landscaping is just plain peaceful—and privileged.

Amrit towers is being developed by an Indian-born real estate entrepreneur who decided he needed to find harmony and balance in his life. What better way to find inner peace than to erect residential living that focuses on "the five pillars of wellness: nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, sleep and relaxation." The amenities aren't just extra storage and a bike rack, but personalized interior features like vitamin C-infused showers, heat reflexology floors and "dawn simulation" that gently increases the amount of light entering your bedroom at a set time. It appears you can finally achieve nirvana simply with a large bankroll of bitcoin.

If you are a wannabe East-meets-Westerner, try remodeling your sweet bungalow with nontoxic paints and materials, formaldehyde-free floors, doors and windows, and choose soothing interior colors. Work this summer on landscaping your own mediation garden and make sure to leave room for a permanent massage table instead of that corn hole game you only play during the Super Bowl.

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