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Happiness Is Healthy

Sanjay Gupta, MD, Everyday Health: Happiness feels good, but guess what: It’s also good for you. Amit Sood, MD, Chair, Mind-Body Medicine Initiative, Mayo Clinic: A happy person has healthy cells, healthy tissues, healthier and happier genes… Dr. Gupta: Dr. Amit Sood is a professor of medicine and head of the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at […]

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Mayo Clinic doctor has your prescription for happiness

A doctor at Rochester’s Mayo Clinic believes that he has the prescription for happiness. He isn’t arguing that we can buy happiness, but that we can achieve it. We can train our brains to feel less stressed and increase our inner bliss, overriding even genetic tendencies toward unhappiness, said Dr. Amit Sood, author of the […]

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6 Simple Ways to Become a Happier Person Today

You can actually choose to feel happier every day—that’s the simple premise behind the new Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness ($16, It’s the work of Amit Sood, MD, chair of the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo, who has devoted his career to learning how we can live with less stress and more joy. His […]

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Mayo Clinic Scientist Reveals the Secret to Happiness in Four Simple Steps

As the Daily Mail revealed last night, a group at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has determined four key steps to achieving happiness. Dr. Amit Sood, who leads a team of researchers at Mayo, believes happiness is a choice and, in fact, says that forty to fifty percent of people’s happiness rests on the deliberate decisions […]

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Have we finally unlocked the secret to happiness? Scientists reveal the four simple steps that will banish the blues

What would it take for you to be truly happy? Forget money, health and success. According to one group of scientists, what you really need is a four-step, 10-week program that changes your mindset. Created by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the program uses a series of exercises that they say helps train people’s minds […]

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Five Ways To Make Yourself Happier, Starting Today

Never tell a despairing person your philosophy of happiness.  Action items – ways to max out everyday life with gratitude and compassion – are worth more, when it counts the most. We heard a shortlist from Dr. Amit Sood, author of The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living in January, and he was back on Think earlier this week. Read […]

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The Happiness Habit

If happiness was easy, we’d all walk around every day with smiles on our faces. This hour, we’ll talk about making happiness a habit – and the exercises you can use to train your brain – with Dr. Amit Sood, author of The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: A Four-Step Plan for Resilient Living. Listen online: […]

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CTV News: Worried your brain doesn’t know how to be happy? Maybe it’s overloaded

Stressed? Can’t focus? Thoughts wandering everywhere? It’s no surprise. Your brain wasn’t built for today’s interconnected, information overloaded world. “We have a medieval brain trying to live in the modern world,” says Dr. Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc. and author of “The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living.” Read more »

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