Understanding the Science of Stress and Happiness

Dr. Amit Sood, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, is one of the world’s leading doctors in the areas of stress and happiness.  He helped launch the Global Center for Resilience and Wellbeing (GCRW), whose stated mission is:

  1. To help people be stronger physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
  2. To help people be happier with healthy self-worth, creating meaningful, altruistic contributions.


His website, stressfree.org, is full of short, helpful videos that teach us the role our brains play in our anxiety, depression, happiness, fulfillment, and much more.  Dr. Sood’s approach to well-being is backed by science, and is explained in easy-to-understand doses.  In other words, you don’t need to be a neurologist to start training your brain for happiness, resilience, and fulfillment.

This article from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune also provides a good summary of Dr. Sood’s work: Mayo Clinic doctor has your prescription for happiness.