Resilient Warrior

The Resilient Warrior
Battle-Tested Life Hacks for Military Men & Women
Written by Nick Benas and Richard "Buzz" Bryan
Foreword by Kortney Yasenka
Afterword by Sarah Plummer Taylor

Category: Self-Help - Motivational & Inspirational; Body, Mind & Spirit - Inspiration & Personal Growth; Self-Help - Self-Management
Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale Date: June 7, 2022
ISBN: 9781578269204


The Resilient Warrior 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 anger with positive redirection
• Develop proper sleep habits
• Practice good hygiene as part of your everyday life
• Find fulfilling ways to stay physically active

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, Berets, family members and caretakers--The Resilient Warrior is collaborative collection provides needed wisdom for complete well-being for all of us. 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.


Nick Benas, USMC, is a former United States Marine Sergeant and Iraqi Combat Veteran. He's the author of Mental Health Emergencies, Tactical Mobility, and The Warrior Book of Virtues. 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, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Men's Health, ABC, FOX, ESPN, and CNBC.

Richard "Buzz" Bryan 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 co-author of The Warrior Book of Virtues.
Kortney Yasenka, LCMHC, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor who provides individual, family, and group therapy, as well as life coaching services. Kortney is certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and has experience working with veterans and active military personnel. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology from Northeastern University. With over 15 years of experience, Kortney has worked in community mental health, school systems, and private practice while specializing in mood disorders, school and work related issues, life transitions, and self-esteem.
Sarah Plummer Taylor, MSW, is an established leader in the field of resilience-building, somatic-based stress adaptation courses, and neurocognitive-based leadership development. A former U.S. Marine Intelligence Officer, she is the author of the best-seller, Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths for Building a Resilient Life and Stopping Military Suicides: Veteran Voices to Help Prevent Deaths. As a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Denver, Sarah was then an adjunct professor of Health Sciences at Charleston Southern University until 2018. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, daughters, and dog.