I am a baby doctor (neonatologist), and a university professor at the faculty of medicine at the University of Alberta.
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.