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Good listening

September 16, 2021

Dr. Amit Sood, MD

Dear friend,You enjoy a good speaker and detest a boring one because a good speaker, one who is in flow, helps your brain experience the same flow state. In an interesting study, researchers monitored the brain waves of people as they were listening to a speaker. (1) Slowly, the listener’s brain waves started tracking that of the speaker. The more they trusted the speaker....

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A right to be wrong

September 9, 2021

Dr. Amit Sood, MD

When I was a child, looking back, my challenges were small. Learning to brush my teeth, dress up, read, memorize ABCs, was not too difficult. My effort almost always led to the desired outcome. As a result, here is a simple formula I wrote up in my head: Effort + Intentions = Outcomes. 

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Towards Zero Radon

September 2, 2021

Dr. Amit Sood, MD

Our minds can’t have zero anger, zero fear, zero sadness, zero envy, zero falsehood. Research shows that for most of us, negative thoughts often exceed positive thoughts. I don’t know anyone who sits in a corner thinking just happy thoughts. 

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Ordinary is Extraordinary

August 26, 2021

Dr. Amit Sood, MD

The calm of a deep breath, the taste of water, the sound of a chuckle, an old memory, the aroma of coffee—you could consider them ordinary or special. The ordinary or special label is a matter of perspective. Deep breath may be just a thought away for you, but it is truly special for someone with chronic lung disease; a warm hug is easy to come by for an elementary school teacher (though not so easy the past few months) but could be a delicacy for a lonely senior. 

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