It’s one thing to analyze what goes into post combat stress but another to transcend it, to engage it and move forward. That is exactly what Sarah Plummer Taylor does in her book Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths for Building a Resilient Life (Innovo, 2015). Her highly autobiographical book reflects current practices with which she engages the life of healing, strengthening and resilience. It’s like an operator’s manual.
As a Marine who served two tours in Iraq, she knows of what she speaks. She has faced her own demons and trauma. She now helps others face theirs. Moving from posttraumatic stress to posttraumatic growth is the attainable goal.
Using SEMPER as paradigm for growth, she identifies the essential keys for balance: Sincere, Empathetic, Motivated, Perseverant, Engaged and Excited, and Resilient. Each golden nugget is important to establishing and maintaining balance of the body-mind-spirit.
If you are looking for a way out of the pit this can be a ladder. And no one wants to stay down there without a way out. Go ahead, read it.