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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.

More important than being blessed is to ‘know’ that you are blessed.

– 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....

  • Mentoring children is a tremendous responsibility and privilege. Every child is a potential Einstein, Gandhi or Curie. Children tend to become what they are reminded of and motivated to become.....

  • 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.

  • 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,....

  • 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....

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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

It has changed the way I deal with daily stress and anxiety and given me a new perspective/outlook on life. I am humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to start learning this so early in my career.— Katie H.

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