The PTSD Warrior - Influencing Up, Inspiring Down



Years ago my ex-wife said to me, "Brian, if you’re not happy working then quit..” Never in my life did I believe these simple words could send me on a path of fulfillment that would change my life forever. 

After much thought and the death of two close friends, I decided to personally drop everything in life, work on myself, cycle 8,000 km across CANADA (completed 09-22-18 in 110 days). 

My individual goal moving forward is to cycle the world starting in 2019, raise awareness for Complex-PTSD, share my story, offer hope, listen, learn, and educate Governments that a change is needed.

It's without question that we've all dealt with stress, trauma, and pain. I hope to address the stigma surrounding depression as being something we experience negatively; When in reality, depression offers hope, it offers a chance to become new. 

Complex-PTSD, Trauma, PTSD - you decide what name works best. Because in the end, events can change our brains function and structure, with only subtle symptoms showing up initially and more severe symptoms emerging months or years after the traumatic event. - My name is Brian Nadon and I'm a Complex-PTSD survivor.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt 

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Fun Facts

Who is Brian Nadon


What’s your name?  Brian Nadon

How old are you?  46

Which place do you consider home?  North Vancouver

What type of traveler are you?  Adventurist 

What is the first travel that you remember?   Bible Camp


What’s your favourite transport?  Specialized Roubaix   

What’s your favourite country?  Thailand 

What’s your favourite city?  Sidney, Australia.

Where's your favourite beach?  Palomen, Goa - India

What’s your favourite food?  Street Food 

What’s your favourite language?  Spanish

What’s your favourite travel book? 

‘Moods of Future Joys’ by Alastair Humphreys

How is your dinner guest?  Winston Churchill 

Hamburger or Pizza?  Pizza

Do you have a favourite sport?  Rugby

A musical group you’d like see live? Beastie Boys 

Favourite movie?  Back to the Future 3

And the worst one?  Munchie 2

The most embarrassing song of your playlist?  Lady by Kenny Rogers 

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