Start your path to Stress-Free Living

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.

You heal the world when you heal the one in front of you.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • Actively practice compassion only to the extent that your emotional and physical capacity allows…If you aim to lift 200 pounds, start with 20 and build from there.

  • 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....

  • 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.

  • Compassion encompasses attunement with another’s inner state, with intention and action to ease suffering and share joy…Compassion invites others into your circle; it is the practice of the golden rule.

  • Happiness needs at least one of two ingredients, preferably both: contentment and the company of loved ones. Happy people don’t have fewer problems; they just look at their problems differently.

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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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