As I approach age 50 (no, I don't believe it either!), I increasingly find myself wondering what I want to do in life. Strange question, huh? I mean, I am a neurologist with almost 15 years clinical experience. I own my business (not always what it is cracked up to be!), and all my essential needs in life are met. I enjoy good health and have many blessings to be very greatful for.
Well, this is all very well and good but there is just one little problem: I'm bored!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm just one of those people that always has to have a project to work on. So, I'm taking that energy and putting it into my passion for excellent healthcare delivery and the study of the effects of meditation on disease and health. I have spent the last several years putting together a center of excellence for neurology, headache treatment, pain treatment and holistic medicine. In as much as that gives me a great sense of satisfaction, I am not about to stop now. There is too much work to do.
So - I have started to write a book on the power of meditation in treating migraine and headaches. We are currently enrolling patients into a small study of the effects of traditional meditation versus a guided, brain anatomy meditation by using a new app I developed on the i tunes store. Finally, I have been working for several years, and especially over the past 12 months, on a new internet health start-up company that will connect patients with their doctors, and a wealth of clinical information tracked by the patient using smart phone apps.
Sleep? Yeah, I get some. And I assure you, I am no longer bored.