This Ted Talk completely spoke to me. I think in the fire service we put on our armor/ego and pretend that we are invincible. We shut off emotions to deal with catastrophes and sometimes we have a hard time turning those emotions back on. I'm sure I'm not alone, I'll admit that there have been times in my life where that callous feels too thick, too real, and I've felt numb. Numb and guilty for feeling that way. I think this video high lights that sometimes the hardest thing for us to do, show our vulnerability, is the only way to transform OUR lives and the people around us. To love ourselves, our families, and each other in a more genuine and authentic way.
Beyond the Gear is a informational place where firefighters and their families can read and take steps at living a healthier life. Healthy body starts with a healthy mind. I hope you enjoy.