Gus Castellanos, MD, is a retired neurologist and sleep specialist, who teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and mindfulness practice. Hear him in episode 108 of The Path to Authenticity.
 
 

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

One Flew INTO The Cuckoo’s Nest

 

Where were you born?

Havana, Cuba

 

Where is the place you call home?

Jupiter, Florida

 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a doctor – I had no choice

 
What is your profession?

retired neurologist, mindfulness teacher, and college instructor

 

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?

DJ

 

What is your favorite quote?

“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” John O’Donohue

 

What is your preferred form of creative expression?

silence

 

What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?

movie: Young Frankenstein, album: Santana’s Caravanserai

 
 

Over the course of your life, what is an issue with which you have repeatedly struggled?

addiction, self-centeredness

 

In childhood, who was your celebrity crush?

Natalie Wood

 

What natural gift or ability would you most like to possess?

humility and equanimity

 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

my 40-year marriage to Bessy

 

What quality do you admire most in a person?

Integrity, humor, and humility

 

What is something you would like to learn about?

How persons first began talking and communicating with each other

 

What is your idea of success?

being less ass-holey

 

What would you like people to say about you when you’re gone?

There was a method to his madness, a purpose to his craziness