Dr. Amit Sood is an integrative medicine practitioner, researcher, physician, writer, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and author of the book, The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness.
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SYSK Choice: Finding True Happiness & Controlling Your Money
You need to know about the “27 Second Effect.” This is a critical part of the whole “distracted driving” problem that most people don’t realize. If you don’t understand what happens during these 27 seconds, you are putting your safety – and the safety of your passengers – at risk. http://www.calif.aaa.com/home/about/community-and-safety/hands-free-distraction-study.htmlWant to be happy? First you need to understand what happiness is – and isn’t. Dr. Amit Sood, author of The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness (http://amzn.to/2iy2hQI) explains why happiness is so often elusive and offers some great, concrete suggestions to live a more joyous and happy life today, no matter what is happening in your life.How well do you handle your money? For many of us, it isn’t something we were taught, we just had to figure it out on our own. Mix into that all the emotions we feel around money and it is no wonder people struggle to attain financial security. Certified Financial Planner Carl Richards, author of The One Page Financial Plan (http://amzn.to/2hhDbED) offers some great insight into why money is such a difficult and touchy subject and has some great advice to help you control your money and feel good about it.Wouldn’t it be great if you had more time in your day? In this episode, you’ll get 5 expert strategies that will open up all sorts of time and get each day started in just the right way. http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/stop-wasting-timeThis Week's Sponsors–Airbnb.To learn more about being an Airbnb host visitwww.Airbnb.com/host
Amit Sood: The Ultimate Happiness Doctor
Looking for a simple 5-step plan to be happier? Our guest has one. Amit Sood, PhD is an author and physician at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. He specializes in pediatrics, internal medicine and oncology and he also maintains certificates in acupressure, yoga and reiki. His books include two particularly relevant volumes that formed the basis of our discussion: The Guide to Stress-Free Living and Handbook for Happiness. He’s a remarkably well-rounded and humble healthcare practitioner as well as a highly productive author.  It’s clear from talking with him that he cares deeply about his patients and the quality of his work. His passion was inspirational for us and we hope you have the same experience. Our conversation focused on the topic of happiness: things we do to increase it and things we do to reduce it.  Amit shared some fascinating insights into specific things that we can do to increase our happiness and we were glad to speak with him.     In the grooving session, Kurt and Tim wove these insights into a broader fabric of the environment we’re in when we go to work.  Specifically, we addressed how different types of interactions – contentious, transactional or affiliative – influence our happiness and our productivity in the office.  We also deliberated the human condition’s increasing need for responsiveness and how our patience for what we consider a socially-acceptable wait time is growing shorter. Finally, Kurt and Tim discussed the importance of intentionality that Amit believes is foundational to living a happy life, which acted as a springboard for Kurt to ask, “What song would you have wanted to write?” That question quickly got our brains into some miraculous and happy dreaming. We hope you enjoy our discussion with Amit Sood and, if you do, please leave us a very brief review on your favorite listening app. Links Amit Sood, PhD: https://www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/sood-amit-m-d/bio-20054879 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amit_Sood Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/ The Guide to Stress-Free Living: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mayo-clinic-guide-to-stress-free-living-amit-sood-md/1115183416#/ Handbook for Happiness: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mayo-clinic-handbook-for-happiness-amit-sood-md/1119972623?ean=9780738217857   A Fragile Culture (by Jonathan Haidt): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lFsc-xGz7o In My Life (Paul McCartney & John Lennon): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xx8h4IBrRY Eleanor Rigby (Paul McCartney & John Lennon): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weN-l8SOiFU If We Were Vampires (by Jason Isbell): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF45uzdPgd4 People Are People (by Depeche Mode): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzGnX-MbYE4    Kurt Nelson: @motivationguru and https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtwnelson/ Tim Houlihan: @THoulihan and https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-houlihan-b-e/   Subscribe to Behavioral Grooves: https://behavioralgrooves.podbean.com/
Ep. 6: Dr. Amit Sood - Living From The Heart
Michelle interviews Dr. Amit Sood, Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Chair of Mayo Mind Body Initiative, Director of research and practice at Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, and author of several books, including the most recent, The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness.
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