I am a baby doctor (neonatologist), a university associate professor at the faculty of medicine at the University of Alberta, and the author of EAT, Transform Your Relationship with Food Through 20 Mindful Exercises to Feel Better and Become More Fulfilled.
I initially began meditating in order to decrease stress, but I quickly experienced other benefits that fueled my practice.
It was not only decreasing stress, but it was changing my relationship to stress altogether. I also immediately saw meditation as a fantastic tool to discover myself at a deeper level. Moreover, I found that it deepened my relationship to my patient where I found myself more present and more empathic. Those were the main threads that I followed in the beginning.