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    Something to Think About ~ How big and connected is your family tree?

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"When I help others, I help myself. The belief that I am a small strand in this big meshwork—that is, the world—makes me humble, fair, ethical, and well meaning. My mind, however, has a habit of forgetting. Without a recent reminder, I forget my pure intentions. I get busy with ordinary wants. May you feel connected to your true family tree, which extends to the farthest corners of the world; may this connection remove moments of loneliness from your life."   - Dr. Amit Sood

Dr. Amit Sood, is director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also chairs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic. You can read previous blogposts by Dr. Sood and follow him on Twitter @AmitSoodMD.