RUTH FOOD BLOG
By Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RD
Never before has a book had more potential to promote a national movement towards mindful living. Friend and colleague Dr. Amit Sood has written “THE” guide for the mind-body connection. A physician and integrative medicine expert, Dr. Sood is the Director of Research for Mayo Clinic’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program and has been called an “intelligent optimist.” His new book is truly a guide for an optimistic future for healthy living.
I asked him about his goals for the book called “Log-On – Two Steps Toward Mindful Awareness” and he shared the following mission of the book:
-To share knowledge about the workings of human mind and brain;
-To use this knowledge to teach a two step journey toward peace, happiness, resilience, and healing;
-To help cultivate among each learner on this journey, a sincere love in heart, kindness in actions, charity in thoughts, wisdom in mind, and selflessness in self;
-To transform human consciousness.
His writing and inspirational presentations, which I have attended, have truly transformed my own consciousness. Practical techniques and gentle reminders throughout the book helped me realize greater meaning in life. Log On truly has the potential to soften the hard edges of people and positively impact health and longevity. We know of the dangerous effects that stress has on the body and Dr. Sood’s strategies help people move out of the “stress syndrome” to realize a better, healthier way of approaching life—one that is peaceful and joyful. The book is so captivating and easy to read that even my 82 year old parents are both reading the book and gaining amazing insight from it!
Here’s the excerpt from Amazon – where the book is available for purchase
(Incidentally, Dr. Sood is donating profits from the book to help children of the world.)
(Amazon.com) Log-On. A practical, hands-on approach to developing and nurturing mindfulness, that here-and-now state of total attention and being that determines so much about how we live our lives. In two simple steps, Dr. Sood takes us on a journey to help us engage and empower our brain’s higher centers. By training our attention and refining interpretation by nurturing forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, and true meaning and purpose we can cultivate the level of objectivity required to successfully cope with daily obstacles like stress and illness. The simple to follow exercises further our training with results both immediate and recognizable. Log On will help us train our mind to cultivate peace, joy and resilience, decrease anxiety and attention deficit, and ‘rightwire’ our brain to live fuller and more purposeful lives.
Here is the link to Dr. Sood’s marvelous book Log On: Amazon.com
Healthy, mindful reading!