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Your brain operates in two functional modes: Focused mode of undistracted presence and Default mode of mind wandering. Learn how to find greater peace and happiness by engaging your brain's focused mode.

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Mayo Clinic's Guide to Stress-Free Living by Dr. Amit Sood

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living has helped thousands of people reduce stress and achieve greater joy. Are you ready for Stress-Free Living?

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Watch Dr. Sood explain the brain’s role in stress.

Your forgiveness is your gift to yourself.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • You feel grateful not only for what people do but also simply for who they are…Gratitude isn’t expressed so that you can receive more; it’s an expression of love for....

  • Gratitude works best when you’re grateful for something tangible and real. Be as specific as possible. Be grateful for your friend Tammy, who remembered your birthday…Be grateful that you were....

  • The expanse of the world depends on the breadth of your imagination…A selfless person is one whose self includes many others.

  • Your mind can be your prison or your wings. When you spend your days quenching its insatiable thirst in its wandering default mode, your mind becomes your prison. The alternative....

  • Do you want to focus on your spouse’s forgetfulness or the fact that you mean the world to him?…Gratitude for what is right will help you accept what seems wrong.

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Dr. Amit Sood

About Dr. Sood

Dr. Sood is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. Director of Research and Practice in the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, and Chair of the Mayo Mind-Body Initiative.

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