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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.

The strongest revenge is forgiveness.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • Delay self-judgment; recognize that the egocentric part of your brain can’t help but experience fear…Don’t judge your younger self from the perspective of today’s wisdom. You know much more today....

  • If you can’t totally forgive just yet, create an island of forgiveness. Live a day of your life having forgiven everyone.

  • Think of the one person who loves you the most…You need to look at yourself through the eyes of the person who loves you the most…You are who your pet....

  • Life is simply too short to squander your time pondering others’ imperfections, worrying and trying to change what can’t be changed. A constant desire to improve infringes on your ability....

  • While scientific studies about our differences abound, a bigger story is how much more similar than different we are…Even a minor shared experience can start you thinking compassionately.

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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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Do not judge people by their financial success, instead honor people based on the values they live by.

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This program is totally transformative because it helps to refocus attention to more productive and positive thoughts. And our thoughts can drive our behavior – hopefully healthier thinking leading to healthier behavior.— Debra V.

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