Struggle Well Book

by Adrian Molina

I wanted to take a moment to share with all of you the profound impact that “Struggle Well,” a book by Ken Folk and Josh Goldberg, has had on me, particularly in my work with The Boulder Crest Foundation and their program of the same name.

“Struggle Well” isn’t just a book; it’s a lifeline for those facing tough times. Written by the founder of the Boulder Crest Foundation, it delves deep into the heart of trauma and struggle, offering not only a roadmap for growth and resilience but also a beacon of hope for those seeking to emerge stronger on the other side.

In my line of work, which involves close collaboration with law enforcement and first responders, the importance of resilience and growth in the face of adversity cannot be overstated. 

“Struggle Well” resonated deeply with me, highlighting the potential for profound transformation even in our darkest moments.

One of the book’s most powerful messages is its emphasis on post-traumatic growth (PTG), a concept coined by Dr. Richard Tedeschi. 

PTG reminds us that, while adversity may leave scars, it also presents opportunities for growth, resilience, and the development of new skills and perspectives.

What truly sets “Struggle Well” apart is its focus on peer support. As I reflected on my own experiences, I realized the immense value of leaning on friends and loved ones during tough times. 

By offering and receiving support, we not only strengthen our bonds but also find the resilience to navigate life’s challenges with greater ease.

Struggle Well is a book for everyone, regardless of background or profession. Whether you’re a caregiver, first responder, or simply someone seeking guidance in difficult times, its insights and practical advice offer invaluable tools for personal growth and transformation.

Personally, “Struggle Well” has become a staple in my library, serving as a source of wisdom and inspiration whenever I need it most. 

I encourage you to consider adding it to your own collection, allowing its teachings to guide you through life’s darkest moments and remember as the book aptly puts it: “Struggle is a terrible thing to waste.” 

Let’s embrace our challenges as opportunities for growth and emerge stronger on the other side. Together.


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  • Adrian Molina

    Adrian Molina, a prominent figure in community organization and mental health advocacy, dedicates his life to fostering connections and effecting positive change, particularly among marginalized groups. With a background in social service, including work in homeless shelters and maximum security prisons, Adrian emphasizes the importance of mind-body practices in healthcare and law enforcement. As the founder of Warrior Flow, Adrian offers trauma-informed yoga education worldwide, targeting those in community outreach and the medical field. He's a passionate mental health advocate, volunteering with crisis hotlines, serving as an ambassador for NAMI, and training for various programs focused on suicide prevention and child abuse. Adrian is also working on a memoir exploring themes of mental health, resilience, and growth. Adrian's influence spans globally, inspiring hope and change in countless lives. Click link below to learn more about Adrian’s work.

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