In this episode, Dr. Michael Maddaus interviews Brad Stulberg—an internationally known expert on human performance, wellbeing, and sustainable success. He also authored the bestselling book The Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds—Not Crushes—Your Soul. Brad shares a healthier, more sustainable model for success in this provocative and practical conversation. He explains that groundedness is at the heart of this model—a practice that values presence over rote productivity, accepts that progress is nonlinear, and prioritizes long-term values and fulfillment over short-term gain. “The Resilient Surgeon” is a program from the Society designed to inspire cardiothoracic surgeons to be their best selves, in and out of the OR, using scientifically proven tools and recovery strategies of the world’s top performers.