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About Dr. Michael Maddaus

In the professional realm, the rules of balance are ignored. “Optimizing” becomes endless. People end up treating themselves like machines. As a high performer, successful academic cardiothoracic surgeon, and lifelong rebel, Michael knew this as well as anyone.

Michael helps people navigate the boundary between the two. With proven habits and techniques to reconnect with one’s “personal operating system” and get back to living on their own terms — as their UNIQUE self.

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Recent Newsletter Posts

How To Put Your Snoring to Sleep

How To Put Your Snoring to Sleep

I snore. A lot. You may wonder how I know this since people are asleep when they snore. Three pieces of strong circumstantial evidence: 1. My snoring wakes up my wife, which compels her to repeatedly "comment" (Michael!) on my snoring and to "encourage" (shoulder grab

Who Are You, Really? Part 2: Your Biogenic Self.

Who Are You, Really? Part 2: Your Biogenic Self.

Following my 3 month sojourn (chronicled in Part 1) to Hazelden Treatment Center in 2012, and having retired from my clinical and academic practice at the University of Minnesota, I became a househusband. New job, new identity, new world. I took over the entire enterprise. I cooked all meals and

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Recent Podcast Episodes

The Resilient Surgeon: Oliver Burkeman

The Resilient Surgeon: Oliver Burkeman

British journalist and best-selling author Oliver Burkeman discusses how we can make the most of our finite lives in a world of impossible demands and relentless distraction with better time management. Click here to learn more about Oliver Burkeman, his work, and his impact in the world.

The Resilient Surgeon: Dr. Christopher M. Barnes

The Resilient Surgeon: Dr. Christopher M. Barnes

Christopher M. Barnes is a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Washington. An expert on the impact of sleep deprivation, Dr. Barnes discusses the impact it has on leadership performance, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. Listeners also will learn about the concept of “social jetlag” and steps to take

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