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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.

Do not postpone joy.

– 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....

  • Recognize the difference between eating food and sharing a meal. A meal is an experience, especially when shared with loved ones and friends. A meal nourishes the whole of you....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • Hugging you each moment is a dear friend who tirelessly meets your needs, isn’t selling anything, seeks nothing in return and never judges you. You can be yourself with this....

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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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The concepts can be used in all parts of a person’s life.— Sandra P.

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