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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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Who Are You, Really? Part 1: Identity.

Who Are You, Really? Part 1: Identity.

On Sunday, March 4th, 2012, I found myself in the front passenger seat of my just-leased black Audi A6 with 3 of my 6 children on a drive north of Minneapolis to a destination not of my liking: Hazelden drug rehab center in Center City, Minnesota. I had finally raised

Small Steps To A New You

Small Steps To A New You

Happy New Year! The picture above is from July 2022, during a trip to Florence, Italy. My wife Lea was taking a month-long portrait painting class at the Florence Academy of Art, and we were staying at an Airbnb in the center of Florence. Each morning Lea rode her rental

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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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