Keri Ohlrich

Bryan Bernard

In 2019, Bryan Bernard found himself on top of a mountain holding a loaded 9-mm to his head and contemplating suicide. He had “succeeded” in winning the rat race of life only to realize he had become a rat—and he was miserable as hell. With the help of his good friend Tommy Stoffel and his approach to mindfulness, Bryan broke free from the grip of a deep depression. Using their mutual love of Zen Jeeping as a vehicle, they developed a practical, approachable, and even fun framework to help people deal with the stressors in life. Together, they’ve helped hundreds of people break free before they break down. Bryan is a successful software entrepreneur, a leader of Zen 4-Wheeler outings, co-host and executive producer of the Offroad Monks documentary, and a life-long writer.

The Way of the HR Warrior by Monica Frede and Keri Ohlrich

Take the Wheel


From the Offroad Monks behind the popular Zen 4-Wheeling and Soul Outing expeditions comes a guided journey to brave the wilderness within and quiet the noise in your head. With soulful and practical lessons from two guys who’ve been to the edge and made it back, Tommy Stoffel and Bryan Bernard offer a compass in times of high stress and overwhelming pressure as well as hard-earned wisdom of what it takes to not only quiet your mind but set it free, so you never find yourself at the edge again. The authors’ wilderness workshops and expeditions have helped hundreds of people—from emergency first responders and Silicon Valley executives to bankers and actors—cut down on stress, make lasting changes in their lives, and figure out how they got so close to the edge in the first place.

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