Hi Rangan, Love the podcast - been listening to it since the start... I want to ask about Journalling. I have started Journalling first thing in the morning literally before I get out of bed - I set the alarm 30 minutes earlier and write 3 full pages of A4 on a 'stream of consciousness' basis. I understand that this is the best time to be creative and to work through issues which might be bothering me. I have been doing this now for a month. How should I feel? I am not sure I feel any benefit from this. I know you are an advocate of journalling, as are others (also listen to RichRoll and know he is a fan). Should i expect some sort of thunderbolt or are the effects more subtle. I have been dealing with shifts in my life over the last couple of years... retired with loads of plans after 35 years of non-stop work 6 days before the first lockdown; parents getting very old and infirm very quickly it seems, trying to start out as an artist in a small way. I am hoping journalling may help me with finding some sort of balance and dealing with all the changes without getting overwhelmed. Not expecting a direct answer, just generally relating to journalling would be really useful. Thank you and take care Linda
Hey Rangan, Thank you so much for all hat you do in order to help us find happiness and betterment with real, practical tips rather than quick and easy fixes that don't address core issues. I appreciate the variety of voices and how research based a lot of what you share is. As an educator looking to move into educational leadership, I am wondering what would your words of wisdom be to someone like me that is looking to inspire systems changes so our children and communities can feel better and live more? Are there experiences you've had as a medical doctor where you've been able to create impact at the systems level, or do you find it best to share your voice in the form of these podcasts and your literature. Thank you so much!
Hi Dr. Chatterjee, You inspired me to do a career switch from Computer Science/IT and Team Coaching to researching how to become a functional medicine doctor and help your mission for treating with more lifestyle changes and fewer pills. Why? If interested see the end of this message, not going to bore you here. My question is, what is the best way to start this career switch and start working towards becoming a Functional Medicine Doctor? If you are to start all over again now, what would be your first step into education? Med School or some other path? According to my research to call yourself a Functional Medicine Doctor, you need a minimum of 9 years (GP qualification). But you and Dr. Mark Hyman mention that you didn't learn the things you preach in Med School, so is this investment worth it at all? Is there a more efficient way to get this knoweldge in 2021? If you are to start all over again now, what would be your first step into education? I guess this will be useful advice for anybody, thinking of applying for medicine, wishing to contribute towards YOUR mission of transforming medicine being a more about lifestyle rather than pills. My inspiration: I have multiple autoimmune diseases (Hashimoto, Alopecia areata), Food intolerances (resulting in hives). I would like to heal myself and more people like me, but with lifestyle changes, as you suggest, since that is what helped me. Best wishes, Veselin Kirev