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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.

If you are driven into the ditch, it is to save you from tornado.

– Dr. Amit Sood

Excerpts from
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

  • A wicked or criminal act may be difficult or impossible to forgive. Invite gratitude, compassion and meaning instead.

  • Distinguish between the attitude and the practice of compassion. Affirming by itself isn’t enough…True compassion puts energy behind the feeling…An honest, heartfelt prayer or good wish is a supreme act....

  • 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....

  • “Survival of the fittest” (or meekest or geekiest) is an old mantra. The new rule should be “Survival of the kindest.”…I have found no study showing that anger, hostility, jealousy,....

  • 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....

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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 believe most people don’t know how their brain works and knowing how the brain fires and how it’s wired helps a lot in reducing your stress. Together with the principles: gratitude, compassion, acceptance, higher meaning, and forgiveness make this course priceless!!— Estefania M.

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