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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.

Eat to have a healthy brain, not just happy taste buds.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • 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.

  • Compassion intended but not expressed is like a gift that’s wrapped but not given. The best place to start practicing compassion is right in your home.

  • 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....

  • Just as life is simpler if you always tell the truth, it’s simpler to strive for universal compassion.

  • When things don’t go your way, try to focus on what went right within what went wrong…I once heard someone say, “Thank God for my spouse’s weaknesses; if not for....

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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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Everyone can apply the program…Finding meaning can be an art and the more you can discipline yourself to find it in the moment, the more appreciative and aware you will become of each moment.— Corey K.

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