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The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living by Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc. isn’t a self-help book, but rather a practical, structured guide to literally rewiring the brain to escape constant rumination on our “open files” and the “attention black holes” that so many of us fall victim to on a daily basis. Providing context and explanations for the neurological and psychological reasons that the human brain tends to spend so much time dwelling on the past and worrying about the future, Sood endeavors to help readers understand how to literally change their thinking by focusing on training their attention and refining their interpretations of the things they perceive. Focusing on principles that, according to Sood, are the timeless virtues that form the “backbone of philosophies and spiritual texts,” you won’t find as much medical jargon as you will easy steps to being a more grateful, kind, attentive and present human being. Each chapter explores the benefits of these principles and provides ways to incorporate their practice into even the busiest daily schedules. As approachable as it is inspiring, The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living is a truly useful roadmap for living a more gratifying and less stressful life for anyone who wants to spend less time worrying about things they can’t change, and more time appreciating the beauty and novelty in what’s right in front of them, right now.

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