How to bounce back from anything (even the darkest of days)
The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast — Episode #65
How to bounce back from anything (even the darkest of days) with Michael Weinberger, founder of A Plan for Living
It takes such little effort to have such a profound affect on your own life…
Every once in a while you come across someone who completely blows your mind — this interview was one of those times!
In this episode, I interview Michael Weinberger, who took his life struggle with bipolar, suicide and addiction and turned it into a business, A Plan for Living, that helps people make the progress they need to turn their life around.
A Plan for Living was developed by Michael Weinberger a software engineer who put his own life back on track using these strategies and decided to create a website application to make A Plan for Living available to everyone.
Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17 and for many years lived with instability, out of control emotions and upheaval as a result of his condition. “I either self-medicated or didn’t take my prescribed medication,” he says, “I gained and lost and gained 150 pounds. I was expelled from college, arrested, married, divorced, started a business and lost clients. My life was filled with ups and downs and erratic behavior.”
At a low point at age 32 in the wake of a divorce, a failed business, relocation and another big weight gain, he took an intentional overdose of medication, which landed him in the hospital and on suicide watch.
Just reading Michael’s bio, I knew I was going to be in for an interesting interview, but Michael blew me away with his perspective and some really simple exercises that anyone can do to help reframe their state of mind — and refocus on the great things in their life to begin to make progress.
What you will learn in this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:
- The Happiness Formula
- How to have a phenomenal life
- How to come back from ANYTHING
- The importance of building a mindfulness routine