A couple of years ago I was invited to speak at a Women’s Conference just outside New York City. My husband and I along with some friends arrived the night before. We were exhausted after a long trip and all I wanted was a hot bath and time to relax. Nevertheless, I knew I had to prepare for the next day since I was the first speaker of the morning. As I began unpacking, a terrible unpleasant feeling came over me. I saw a picture in my mind of my shoe case sitting on the side of my bed at home. Everything in me wanted to believe I was wrong, but I knew my case of shoes were over 800 miles away. After that fiasco I decided to never last-minute pack again. I have since learned a few nifty things that ensured my packing preparation is well managed and stress-free. Continue reading
You’ve played the scenario over and over in your head. You pull into the airport parking lot, check your luggage, pass through security and make it to your gate on-time, then reality kicks in as you realize the very thought of getting on the plane causes a lump in your throat. You now nervously consider other alternatives to reach your destination. The problem is you can’t drive to Hawaii.
Fear is a feeling or condition of being afraid. It’s an emotion that can emerge from impending danger, evil or pain and this can happen rather the threat is real or imagined. But you don’t have to allow fear to stop you from the trip of a lifetime. Nor do you have to spend unnecessary time and money looking for alternative ways to travel. There are some great tools that may help you have the right mindset and courage needed, when its time to fly. Continue reading