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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.

Divine shines the brightest in the hearts purified by wisdom borne of suffering.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • Compassion encompasses attunement with another’s inner state, with intention and action to ease suffering and share joy…Compassion invites others into your circle; it is the practice of the golden rule.

  • I conceptualize why I exist is to leave at least a small part of the world a little better than I found it. I hope at least a few people....

  • Everyone has a child within waiting to be tickled awake. Help others experience the innocence and joy of being a child.

  • The secret to the brain’s proficiency is in its wiring. A random heap of nerve cells (neurons) wouldn’t serve much purpose. But when intelligently wired, they provide the basis for....

  • As a cue to start the day with gratitude, create a collage of the people you love and hang it on a bedroom wall…Look at the collage first thing in....

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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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What I liked the most were Dr. Sood’s deep, deep wisdom and his “evidence-based” approach. Also his ability to tie concepts to stories that help us understand.— Sanna Y.

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