Today Josh talks with Oliver Seligman about the struggle of mental illness, mindfulness, and stability.
Oliver is a monk, author, and inspirational speaker. He has spent twenty years traveling the world, helping people to find peace through meditation. In doing so, he has developed insight into the workings of the mind and what makes us happy or unhappy.
Oliver has written three books, his first being “The Broker Who Broke Free” about his life change from being a successful Sales Trader at Merrill Lynch to becoming an Ishaya monk.
His most recent book, “Befriending Bipolar” covers his lifelong battle with bipolar disorder, suicidal depressions, psychotic episodes, his complicated relationship with psychiatric medication, and how he ultimately learned to cope with it.
Some of the topics we dive into are:
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