Paul Huljich

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Paul Huljich (born 1952) is a native of New Zealand who moved to the United States in 1998 to seek medical treatment for his bipolar disorder.[1] He is best known as the chairman and joint CEO of New Zealand's Best Corporation, and as American author of two self-help books.[2] His books, The Stress Pandemic and Betrayal of Love and Freedom, seek to teach audiences a drug-free way of overcoming stress.[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Paul Huljich was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1952 to Elizabeth Huljich and Peter Steven Huljich, and is the middle child of three brothers.[6] Paul first attended primary school at St. Ignatius Convent, and later attended St. Peter's College for his secondary education. He briefly attended the University of Auckland where he began a degree in Commerce, but did not complete his degree due to several small businesses, from fruit juice and construction, which he started. Huljich experienced a mental breakdown and became a ward of the state in 1998. He sought help from medical experts in the United States and went to Minnesota where he continued his recovery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. After that treatment, he then admitted himself to the Menniger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.[7] He has not received medical treatment for his bipolar and stress disorder since 2000 and fully cured himself applying 9 Natural Steps.[8]

Paul was married to Susan Crawford 1976 and is now divorced after 23 years, he now has three sons. Mark Richard, Simon Paul and Richard Paul.


Paul, with his brothers, founded Best Corporation in 1985 and continued to run the company until 1998. He served as Chairmen and Joint CEO.[9] The Best Corporation was first listed on the stock exchange in December 1991. It later developed food products in Australia, investing resources into research and development for organic foods. The company specialised in a wide range of foods for export and found great success in developing organic foods for what it considered to be the most demanding market in the world, Japan. The Best Corporation was sold to a multinational food company Dannon in 1993, where it was valued at more than $100 million.[10][11][12] Paul is currently an American author, a member of the American Institute of Stress, as well as the Mwella Community[13] and does speaking tours throughout the United States; he is currently on a 20 'Stress- City' book tour, ending in a "Say 'No' to Stress" Seminar in Maui – Hawaii.[14]


His second book is a stress management and self-help book, published on 30 July 2013, 'Stress Pandemic The Lifestyle Solution (9 Natural Steps to Survive, Master Stress and Live Well)' strives to teach people how to deal with their stress without the use of medication through nine easy steps.[15][16][17] Paul "encourages readers to 'take charge' and be aware 'of your thoughts and desires'".[18][19] In the novel, Huljich uses the 9 natural steps to shape the content and help readers through their stress. The 9 steps are: (1) taking charge, (2) kicking bad habits, (3) learning to say no, (4) affirmations, (5) exercise, (6) nutrition, (7) sleep, (8) the power of awareness, and (9) don’t give up.[20][21][22][23]

Paul's first novel, 'Betrayal of Love and Freedom' is a work of fiction centered on Paul's personal life. It focuses on the life of two men, Luke Powers and Rick Dellich.[24] The book itself is 612 pages, and is broken up into three sections; the first is concerned with Luke Powers, the second covers Rick Dellich's life and the third is a combination of the two and the conclusion of the book. 'Betrayal of Love and Freedom' was published in paperback by Mwella Publishing on 1 May 2010.[25]

The 2nd edition of Stress Pandemic: 9 Natural Steps to Break the Cycle of Stress & Thrive, is the Winner of Gold, in the USA Best Book Award 2014: New Non Fiction, Winner of Gold, in the USA Best Book Award 2014: Self Help and Finalist in USA Best Book Award 2014: Health (Psychology and Mental health), Health ( Addictions and Recovery). He is also the finalist USA Best Book Award 2014: Cover Design – Non Fiction. (EN)[26]

Family relationships[edit]

In 2014 it was reported that Elizabeth Huljich, the 84-year-old mother of the Huljich brothers, had filed an application in the High Court at Auckland for a summary judgment to force her eldest son Christopher Huljich to repay a $264,000 mortgage registered over her St Heliers home. The mortgage dispute is the latest chapter of the long-running family dispute to hit the courts. The wrangle has seen the family split, with Mrs Huljich and Paul lined up against Michael, Christopher and Peter in a tussle for control of finances. Mrs Huljich said she felt Paul had been sidelined from the family business. The internal struggle resulted in Christopher being granted a High Court gagging order in 2012 preventing Paul from circulating a 50-page document outlining his grievances.[27]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Amazon
  3. ^ "Paul Huljich". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Psychology Today
  5. ^ Kirkus
  6. ^ "PAUL HULJICH – STRESS PANDEMIC 07/26 by REWIRING YOUR BRAIN". Blog Talk Radio. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "About Paul Huljich". Mwella Publishing. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  8. ^ [2] " Stress Pandemic"], Mental Health Weekly, 7/23
  9. ^ author website
  10. ^ "CEO Severe Stress". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "About". Mwella Publishing. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Lifestyle and Stress". PR Newswire. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Mwella Foundation". Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Stress and Lifestyle Expert to Lead Seminar". Maui Weekly. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  15. ^ WN
  16. ^ Library Thing
  17. ^ WN2
  18. ^ Goodreads
  19. ^ "Stress Pandemic". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  20. ^ Newswire
  21. ^ "Stress Pandemic". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  22. ^ Mwella Publishing, "Paul Huljich: Survive the Stress Pandemic", Psychology Today, 04/10
  23. ^ Responsible Living
  24. ^ Amazon
  25. ^ "Betrayal of Love and Freedom". GoodReads. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  26. ^ USA Book News
  27. ^ Rachel Glucina and Matt Nippert, "Rich-list money feud: Mother v son", The New Zealand Herald, 8 November 2014 (Retrieved 9 November 2014)

External links[edit]

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  • [Early dividend promised in latest public float, The New Zealand Herald, Auckland, Wednesday, 20 November 1991]
  • [Head, Warren. Top hat entered into the market, The Headliner, 12 November 1991. Vol. 13, Page 6.]
  • [Skellern, Graham. Food Firm serves up tasty little float. The New Zealand Herald, Saturday, 9 November 1991.]
  • [Skellern, Graham. Reorganising hurts but Best predicts revival. The New Zealand Herald: Business, Tuesday, 3 December 1991]
  • [Holms-Ansley, Mary. A share of the bacon, Listener and TV times: Business, 2 December 1991]
  • [Best expecting even better. New Zealand Herald, Saturday 18 July 1992.]
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  • [Dey, Bob. Best Corp Seeks $8m From Float. The Dominion, 20 November 1991.]
  • [Best Corp shrugs off hazards, Otago Daily Times, 9 November 1991]
  • [Best Corp floats temps investors with dividend. The Press, November 1991.]
  • [Best expecting even better. New Zealand Herald. Sat. 18 July 1992.]
  • [Best Corporation Limited. Annual Report 1992. Auckland Public Libraries. (A/R) 1992]
  • [Best Corporation Limited: Annual Report 1993, Auckland City Libraries (A/R) 1993.]
  • ["In the late 1990s, Paul Huljich completed a modernist mansion of three floors in Auckland called "Wentworth", that cost almost $20 million. It was described as "perhaps the most expensive house built in New Zealand during the late twentieth century": Stevan Eldred-Grigg, The Rich: A New Zealand History, Penguin Books, Auckland, 1996, pp. 216 and 217]
  • […Chairmen and joint managing director Paul Huljich…Business week, The National Business Review, 16 April 1993: P 53]
  • [Movie Industry: ( New Zealand Library archives) Huljich Family, National Business Review, 2 July 2004: p 48]
  • [Rich list : … Paul Huljich : The National Business Review – 19 May 2000. (National Library Auckland, Archives)]
  • [Huljich Foundation: ... "1.1 million Huljich Foundation to raise money for seriously ill children, prompted by the slow death of their father from cancer." ~ Vincent, Nigel. Sydney spending spree by Kiwi trio, Sunday Star Times, 13 Oct 1996. P 11.]
  • [Paul Huljich the Architect: National Business Review : Rich List 1996, P10. ~ " …Huljich’s home, Wentworth House in Kohimarama, alone is a serious investment. It is rumored to have cost 20 million and is likely to be the most expensive house built in New Zealand this century. One of its unique features is a 10-car garage which looks like normal garage but allows the removal of any one car without shunting others around."]
  • ["Wentworth House" ~ National Business Review: Rich List 1997, p5 1998]
  • [Huljich Family, "Wentworth House, one of the country’s largest and lavish mansions." ~ National Business Review, 19, May 2000]
  • [Paul Huljich said ... "He said they like to invest in products and companies they believed in, and liked helping people turn ideas into realities..." ~ National Business Review, 20 July 2001 (p2 -5])
  • ["Their Home in Kohimarama, - one of the countire largest lavish mansions…" National Business Review 2001]
  • [Documentary: Visionary Productions. " Changing face of food" with Chef Peter Gordon. National Business Review 2002]
  • [National Business Review: Rich List 2 July 2004, RL 36-1]
  • ["Best Chairmen Paul Huljich said BSN Group wanted 20% of the company ... French take slice of Best… ... Founded the small goods manufacturer Best Corporation in the early 1980s, selling a couple of years ago to the French BSN Group (1994 BSN changed its name to Danone (Groupe Danone), to concentrate on the property business." ~ The Independent New Zealand Weekly. 2 May 1997. P10]
  • [OMEGA Institute] [4]
  • [Stress Pandemic: 9 Natural Steps to Break the Cycle of Stress & Thrive(2nd Edition): by Paul Huljich ( Amazon Best selling Author)]
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