‪#‎PTSD‬ SURVIVAL - mental health - tip of the day

‪#‎PTSD‬ SURVIVAL – mental health – tip of the day
FORGIVE – those around you today
THANK – yourself today
KNOW – yourself today
BE – yourself today
and simply LOVE YOURSELF TODAY
Start your day out simple, go for a walk,
Go somewhere quiet, beautiful, with no distractions.
Take a few moments to really look around, absorb your surroundings
have a nice few deep breaths,
close your eyes and listen to the wind,
feel the universe on your face,
imagine the sounds of the birds chirping…talking…singing,
waterfalls flowing, nature is LIVING.
clouds may gather, rain drops are LIFE,
As I sit and type this, a sound makes me look up
Awwww, how cute,
7 baby deer, and their mother all staring, eyes wide open
ears so fluffy
They are curious…
They come closer ,,,they love and do not fear this Lion
They see his scars, he has lived many sins.
His main is thick, sharks have fins
all were lessons
life truly lived,
To have this moment… to simply forgive.

About the author: Terrance

Terrance was the first responder to a fatal accident during an event at the Whistler Sliding Center during the Winter Olympics in 2010. Although he was well trained in a myriad of life saving techniques, he was not prepared to deal with the emotional impact sustained when those techniques were not enough. As a result of the fatality, he developed PTSD that launched him into a very costly downward spiral. During several years of severe depression, anxiety, nightmares, and substance abuse, he lost his family, career, and nearly his life. Pushed to his breaking point, Terrance found salvation within. Escaping to the back-country near Lillooet, BC, he found peace and purpose in mother nature's beauty and simplicity. Many others who have suffered from PTSD have not been so lucky.