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The Resilient Warrior

The Resilient Warrior


“…compelling self-help tactics for all of us who want to better ourselves and our families.”
—Patrick J. Murphy, 32nd Under Secretary of the Army

The Resilient Warrior: Battle Tested Life Hacks for Military Men and Women is the essential self-help guide to living a healthy, resilient, fulfilled and better life — the warrior way.

Battles are fought everywhere, not just out in the world, but within us. No one better understands this dichotomy than servicemen and women and veterans who must try to integrate back to their normal lives. Coping skills are a real issue for both active duty and retired military. While support groups and other healthcare organizations exist, for various reasons many are still forced to find their own way back. And the lessons they bring home are universal.

The Resilient Warrior collects the very best of strategies, life hacks, practical tips and self-care ideas developed to help keep you safe and supported both at home and on deployment, including how to work at your best while outside your comfort zone, create a morning routine for the best possible start to your day, manage your anger with positive redirection, develop better sleep habits, find fulfilling ways to stay physically active, and many more.

The first step to thriving is surviving—and the first step to surviving is knowing how to get what you need, when you need it. Find out more with The Resilient Warrior.

Featuring self-help, mental health, and mind and body tactics from a variety of sources–veterans, former and active U.S. Marines, Navy, Army Rangers, Green Berets, family members and caretakers, The Resilient Warrior is collaborative collection providing needed wisdom for complete well-being from and for those who serve as well anyone else looking for some life hacks for self-improvement.

More Praise for The Resilient Warrior

“The knowledge compiled by the authors in this book is invaluable!”
—Joe Wadanoli, Auxiliary Coast Guard Service Member

“…brings much needed insight for all who have served to be able to overcome, adapt and cope to the rigors of serving.
—Jessica M. Diaz, U.S. Army Nurse Corps

“…provides a lead-by-example guide on resiliency.”
—Daniel Rodriguez, U.S. Army veteran

About the Editors

Nick Benas, USMC, is a former United States Marine Sergeant and Iraqi Combat Veteran. He travels around the United States training individuals on how to recognize a developing mental illness and how to prevent someone from slipping into a crisis. Nick attended Southern Connecticut State University for his undergraduate degree in Sociology, and for his M.S. in Public Policy. He has been featured by more than 50 major media outlets for his business success and entrepreneurship. He’s the author of Mental Health Emergencies, Tactical Mobility, and The Warrior Book of Virtues.

Buzz Bryan, USN, is currently the Outreach Coordinator for the West Palm Beach VA medical center. He previously served as the OEF/OIF Transition Patient Advocate (TPA) for the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN4) based in Pittsburgh, PA for ten years, working specifically with Iraq & Afghanistan veterans. Buzz was a member of the Navy/Marine Corps team and retired from the United States Navy in July 2007 after 22 years of honorable service as a Fleet Marine Force Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman. He is the author of The Warrior Book of Virtues.

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The Resilient Warrior
Edited by Nick Benas & Buzz Bryan
Foreword by Kortney Yasenka, LCMHC
Afterword by Sarah Plummer Taylor, MSW
978-1-57826-920-4, $20.00 paperback
978-1-57826-932-7, $9.99 eBook

Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.