Prepping for our USA 2019 Tour. It was an honor to share our time with CTV News and talk about PTSD as an injury and not a disorder as the acronym tells you.
We had an amazing day with Citytv News talking about PTSD, our awareness campaign, and yes - Ginger.
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The Vatic Foundation is on a 4-year awareness campaign around the world.
Stage 1 - Golden Tour was completed September 22, 2018
Stage 2 - Paws Across America begins March 31st, 2019
Stage 3 - TBA (Europe - Middle East)
Stage 4 - TBA (Asia - South America)
Please continue to follow Brian and Ginger as they provide a face for PTSD / CPTSD survivors who are struggling to understand, that they are not alone.
Ginger-Bella and Brian Nadon completed the 7,850km Golden Tour PTSD awareness campaign across Canada on September 22, 2018!
All we can say, is thank-you to everyone who touched our hearts and spoke to us about their own trauma and PTSD related injuries.
Below is a link to the Global Nation News report on the completion to our ride.
On March 31st, 2019 Brian Nadon and Ginger-Bella will be leaving to cycle 10,500km throughout the USA.
I feel this will be the most difficult stage of our around the world tour. Lots of people to speak with, many tears, various highs and lows, stories on top of stories, and a Ginger-Bella to - well, no issues from Ginger.
So why the USA?
Because they're our family!
After a traumatic experience you will go through a period of transition. The Vatic Foundation backs individuals during the transitional phase who are wanting to start a new career or finish post secondary education.
The heart of the VATIC Foundation is to offer a lending hand to any individual recovering from a trauma-related event/PTSD. Our foundation awards educational grants to individuals looking for a new start.
Ensure new career paths are met,
Encourage participation in our community;
Contribute a positive means for coping;
Protect people from further psychological harm;
Return individuals to familiar routines;
Make sure you're not alone after a traumatic event.
What does this mean for the VATIC Foundation? It's a cut-and-dried response; Our goal is to remain outspoken about mental health, trauma, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, while delivering the groundwork, strength, courage, or even the confidence we depend upon during a period of desolation.
'Approximately 10 percent of all Canadians will suffer from PTSD in their lifetimes' - CBC
We all know someone who constantly puts stuff off. Who loves to plan improvements for their health, their finances, their work, their friendships, their relationships. Plan after plan after plan. There is seemingly no end to them.
"We know these people because we are these people."
Every one of us wants to improve, wants to be better, have better habits, live better, think better. But we can’t seem to actually do it. Time passes, the plans don’t come to pass, and then, there we are same as it ever was.
Our problem is that what we really want isn’t an improvement, it’s reinvention. It’s a wholesale change. That’s why this exact moment is so powerfully important. It’s a new day and you're not alone. It’s an opportunity for a new you... If you want it.
"How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?"
What is it going to take for you to get impatient with yourself? To get started living the life you want in the mind and body you deserve. Not preparing to live it. Not planning how that life could or should look. Actually living it. Right now. This year. Stop waiting for tomorrow,’take control now. As I challenge myself, I challenge you. To actionable challenges, challenges designed to set up potentially life-changing habits to make tomorrow your best day yet.
As I challenge myself, my hopes are you’ll be inspired to create positive habits to help you:
✓ Stop Procrastinating
✓ Learn New Skills
✓ Abandon Harmful Habits
✓ Be More Generous
✓ Develop Immunity To Distractions
✓ Strengthen Your Character
✓ Become the Best Version of Yourself...
These are not pie-in-the-sky changes but clear, immediate methods you can begin right now to spark the reinvention you’ve been looking for but have not had the time to express.
"What is getting rid of one bad habit worth?"
What would you give to add a new positive way of thinking or acting into your daily routine? What would you give to be a positive person? And how great would it be to become a part of a community - part of a tribe - of people just like you, struggling and growing and making that satisfying progress towards the kind of personal reinvention that produces the kind of human beings we never knew we could one day be?
"Well, here’s your chance!"
What are the risks or the downsides of NOT taking control of your life? For allowing another day to pass not living up to your potential? Most of the risks aren’t dire, but none of the downsides is good. Some are just downright miserable.
Don’t let that happen, again.
I suggest you follow my blog, watch me fail and succeed, learn and grow, suffer and laugh, and in the end - find your path. Remember, I'm just a face, a person who feels pain, your friend while you search for enlightenment, and a voice for Trauma / PTSD / C-PTSD survivors.
By Brian Nadon
This blog might be beneficial to you as I'll provide helpful information, a current thought, an expression, or maybe even a rant.
Regardless, it is for you to interpret.
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“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela