The quarterly newsletter published by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), called the Congress Quarterly, has just released it Spring 2017 issue featuring Dr Maroon’s latest book. In the article, Dr Maroon discusses the hows and whys his book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, came about. In his article entitled, Burnout and Renewal – Changing Perspectives in Neurosurgery: What I Anticipated and What Actually Happened, he retells how his loss of balance eventually led to his presidential address to the CNS.
“I had reached my humblest hour, but fortunately, I was able to recognize that the adversity I faced was, in fact, a powerful mentor in another form, and I seized the opportunity to learn from my experience. I eventually recovered and returned to my neurosurgical career, and six years later, was standing in front of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons to give a presidential address. In my talk, “From Icarus to Aequanimitas,I retold my personal and painful story and described how I discovered the secret to a better, more balanced life.”
Dr Maroon also notes that since this speech in the mid-1980’s he often receives emails from those attended his presidential address relating similar events in their lives. Now with the publication of his new book, Dr Maroon hopes many others can learn, as he did, to strive for a more balanced life.
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Read Dr Maroon’s CNS Spring 2017 Quarterly article HERE