Paul Huljich co-founded Best Corporation, a pioneering organic foods company which was listed on the stock exchange. He was Chairman and Joint-CEO. In leading the company to great success, during which its value grew to more than $100 million, he eventually developed a number of severe stress-related conditions. Ultimately, he was diagnosed by several psychiatrists in 1998 as suffering from bipolar disorder as a result of years of unchecked stress. That year, he experienced a full nervous breakdown, losing his rights as a citizen and being made a ward of the state.
Despite seeking the very best care available Huljich was informed that there was no cure and that he would inevitably relapse. Determined to free himself of his conditions, he began a comprehensive search for answers. He traveled to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and admitted himself to the Menninger Clinic in Kansas.
Aided by exhaustive research, Huljich ultimately succeeded in fortifying and mastering his stress, overcoming his conditions and achieving a healthy, positive way of life by developing and implementing his nine-step overall wellness plan.
Since the year 2000, Huljich has not taken any medication related to his conditions, suffered any relapse nor needed any further treatment regarding any kind of mental illness. He has fully cured himself and he has never felt better. He is back better and stronger than before. He shares his personal story and path to wellness in Stress Pandemic: The Lifestyle Solution, 9 Natural Steps to Survive, Master Stress and Live Well (July 31, 2012, Mwella Publishing).
Huljich is a member of the American Institute of Stress, a lifestyle and stress-management expert and author of two books. His previous book,Betrayal of Love and Freedom, a novel based in part on his experiences, addresses the subject of mental wellness. He has been featured inPsychology Today as “One of this seasons most talked about books”, as well as having been reviewed by Publishers Weekly as a “valuable resource”, ” by Kirkus as “A commonsense guide to managing everyday stress”, reviewed and by the American Institute of Stress as “well researched and scientifically proven”. He blogs for Psychology Today and has been interviewed by more than 180 radio shows nation wide, including BBC and CBS. Huljich has had numerous television appearances, including on Fox25 and Fox5 and has featured in more than 140 newspapers and magazines. Paul is at present on a 20 ‘Stress- City’ book tour, ending in a “Say ‘No’ to Stress” Seminar in Maui – Hawaii.
Paul is the father of three sons: Mark, Simon and Richard. He resides in New York City for most of the year, which he enjoys very much, and is the city in which he wrote Stress Pandemic. He visits his homeland, New Zealand, regularly.