“Attention: A Muscle to Strengthen”


The Atlantic interviews physician Amit Sood of the Mayo Clinic and Global Center for Resiliency and Wellbeing, and his efforts to educate the public about building “mental health” through “creating intentionality” in one’s thinking and attention.

“After years of practicing medicine in a more traditional Western sense left him feeling like he was missing the bigger picture in his doctorly goal of minimizing human suffering, Sood decided to dedicate his career to mindfulness,” reports The Atlantic. “Through his work cultivating attention, among other facets of intentionality, the demands for his time from new patients have outstripped his availability.”

Attention: A Muscle to Strengthen (The Atlantic, January 22, 2015)