Muffy Walker, President & Co-founder of The International Bipolar Foundation, stops by the podcast to talk about the foundation. Their goals include “the elimination of bipolar disorder” and they provide multiple services, resource and public education. Muffy also offers tips for parents and others looking to advocate for people with bipolar disorder and other problems.
Extra-super nice guy Dr. Ryan Niemiec talks about character strengths, mindfulness and positive psychology. We don’t always have to focus on pathology to feel better, we can build on our strengths and practice using what is “right” with us.Dr. Niemiec is the author of books like Mindfulness and Character Strengths, Positive Psychology at the Movies (1 & 2) and Movies and Mental Illness. We also talk about the Via Institute’s free, online character strengths survey that anyone can take (we even talk about Dr. Finnerty’s results in the episode).