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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.

If you work so you don't have to work then something is missing from the work.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • A constant practice of acceptance leads to surrender…Surrender is the ultimate optimism, a secure belief that the world cares about you because you’re a precious part of creation. For those....

  • Forgiveness doesn’t ask you to justify, excuse or deny a wrong…Forgiveness doesn’t prevent you from taking appropriate measures for your future safety…Forgiveness is a choice that you make to give....

  • A well-meaning gentle touch showing you care is healing. Your calming touch is felt beyond just the skin. A calming touch can decrease anxiety and pain, comfort children and adults....

  • While the body shrinks away from a thorn’s sting, the mind, charged with keeping the body safe, pays undue attention to our fears and then inflates them. One variant of....

  • Volcanoes, violent as they are, serve an essential function. They release pressure from inside the planet and prevent earthquakes. Healthy arguments serve the same purpose.

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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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Very well organized. Dr. Sood understood all questions and understood with wisdom and humor. The material was transformative.— Morris M.

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