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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 I don’t see the sun, it is because my part of the world is turned away from it.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • 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....

  • The more smiles you can bring to others, the happier you are…We are each other’s Santa Claus.

  • While watching a beautiful sunset, you could say, “Wow, this sunset is gorgeous!” or “The sunset is pretty … but a little pink there would have been nicer!”…You don’t have....

  • Studies show that charitable donations stimulate the same pleasure centers in the brain that are activated by acquiring wealth.

  • Do not postpone sharing your love or save it for only a few special moments. Goodbyes are easier when you loved deeply and were able to show it.

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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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Most people mean well, they are often caught in difficult circumstances.

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Once you understand how your mind/brain works, there is no way back! If you practice intently, it transforms your path.— Estefania M.

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