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“Sanj Katyal masterfully weaves philosophy and psychology, timeless wisdom and modern research, deep analysis and practical tools. This book can help you fulfill your potential for success and happiness.”

—Tal Ben-Shahar, bestselling author of Happier and Choose the Life You Want

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As featured in KevinMD.com, Journal of American College of Radiology, Radiology Business Journal, The Healthcare Blog and other media outlets

On the Shortness of My Life

"There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living: there is nothing that is harder to learn…It takes the whole of life to learn how to live, and - what will perhaps make you ponder more – it takes the whole of life to learn how to die". - Seneca (On...

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Why Meditate?

Imagine a pill that is proven to reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke and death by 49%; significantly reduce blood pressure, rates of anxiety/depression, and substance abuse; statistically improve academic performance, creativity, and the length/quality of life....

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Diagnosing Happiness: Lessons From Positive Psychology

Many experts warn that physician burnout may be the single greatest threat to the foundation of our health care system. Most physicians that report burnout symptoms complain specifically of an increasing loss of autonomy and lack of enjoyment from the job....

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How to Do Meaningful Work

I have been thinking about purpose. How much does it contribute to our well-being? How does it relate to our interests? If purpose is so important, how can we develop it for ourselves and our children? We all want to make an impact. We want to do something important....

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The Future of Radiology

Radiology is in turmoil. Hospitals are operating at near zero margins and many are predicted to close within the next 5 years. At the same time, radiology has moved from a profit center with abundant capital support to a cost center with inadequate service levels,...

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Most Doctors are Financially Illiterate

Many physicians I know are struggling to make ends meet while making several hundred thousand dollars per year. Despite growing incomes, their savings rates remain extremely low due to ever increasing expenses. What they do manage to save, they turn over to...

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Hedonic Adaptation

You will become used to all of the positive things in your life. You will take for granted your job, bigger house, new car and even your family. Some call this human nature while others use more scientific terms like hedonic adaptation (HA). Simply stated, hedonic...

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Is Adversity Good?

I have been thinking a lot about adversity lately. Is it good? Is it to be avoided? What happens when we don't have enough or have too much? I grew up thinking, like many others,  that nirvana or a state of bliss is a challenge/struggle free existence. We work hard...

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