6 ways to get over your fear of flying

6 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Flying

I’ve been on a lot of flights throughout my lifetime and although I love being up in the clouds now, I used to hate it — especially when I was younger. Since my past career involved travel between DC and district offices, and even trips for staff retreats, I started paying attention to my flight anxiety and how I could calm it. By the time we moved abroad to Scotland and decided to travel all over Europe on discount airlines, I had basically solved this issue. Well, until we flew on a creepy Ryanair flight to Dublin, but that’s another story. Here are 6 ways to get over your fear of flying: DISTRACT YOURSELF Take extra care when packing your carry-on suitcase and include things that you love. I always bring plenty of magazines, my Kindle with a couple of books already downloaded, a notepad and pen for jotting down random lists, […]


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just breathe…

I’ve always wanted my blog to be a place of growth, but sometimes it’s difficult for me to put into words what exactly I’m feeling. I initially started this blog as a virtual scrapbook, but also had every intention of holding myself accountable and sadly, that hasn’t happened. Accountable for what, you might ask? Happiness. Plain and simple. Maybe that’s why I envy bloggers who are able to write so freely; they’re brave enough to put themselves out there and I’m not. I tend to hide behind sarcasm. I make jokes, whether they’re about me or a difficult situation I’m experiencing, and brush things aside. I dislike confrontation and would rather bottle up my emotions. I never ask for help. I’m stubborn. I don’t open up easily and God forbid I ever talk through my problems because that would make me weak. Instead of living in the moment, I overanalyze, […]


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