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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.

We don't have to look anywhere, we just have to look.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • If you’re the recipient of a critique, consider it a gift to be used now or later. An honest critique is infinitely more valuable than false praise. When hearing a....

  • Your mind can be your prison or your wings. When you spend your days quenching its insatiable thirst in its wandering default mode, your mind becomes your prison. The alternative....

  • 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.

  • Think about the last time you got upset. How would you have wanted others to react to your frustration?…Did you want to be taken seriously and have the situation explained....

  • Feeling cared for and caring for others both activate the brain areas that host happiness (the reward center). Next time you assist someone, thank him or her for helping you....

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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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