By Dr. Amit Sood
Dear friends, The same areas of the brain light up when it processes its own pain versus seeing someone else in pain. The brain sees others, particularly those it is compassionate toward, as self. This tells me that one of the best ways to feel comforted and happy is to provide comfort and happiness to others.
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Dr. Amit Sood is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. Dr. Sood serves as Chair of the Mayo Mind Body Initiative, Director of research and practice at Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Chair of Mayo Medical Student Life and Wellness Committee, and is Associate Director of General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship. Read more from Dr. Sood at www.stressfree.org
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