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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.

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– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • Forgiveness is the choice to live life based on your highest ideals. It is your gift to others and ultimately to yourself.

  • 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.

  • The key to saying sorry is to keep it simple. An unskilled apology is wrapped in explanations, logic, alternatives, justifications and counter-blames — so many details that “sorry” becomes all....

  • Taking home your workplace hierarchy is a recipe for tormenting your loved ones. You might be a senior vice president with 500 people reporting to you, but to your family,....

  • A common error when a family member or friend starts sharing something is to start solving the problem immediately. I’m guilty of this mistake. Not all issues have to be....

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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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Value people not by their material assets but by the values they embody. Befriend at least a few people with high spiritual net worth. Amit

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What Others are Saying

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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