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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.

Do not confuse career with life.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • 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.

  • I conceptualize why I exist is to leave at least a small part of the world a little better than I found it. I hope at least a few people....

  • Your brain and mind work very hard to keep you stressed. Your brain is wired to escape the present moment into a default mode of mind wandering. Your mind is....

  • Just as life is simpler if you always tell the truth, it’s simpler to strive for universal compassion.

  • Part of your unhappiness comes from living in an imperfect world. But the greater part comes from the desire to control and change others and frustration at your inability to....

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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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I feel everyone should take this class. I have learned that I do have control over my mind and my feelings. I `felt this class was taught to touch people at whatever spiritual point they are in their life.— Deb W.

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