Tag Archives: Flying Fear

On Embracing Uncertainty

Visit Northern Ireland

In my posts about anxiety and flying fears, I’ve mentioned a lack of control fuels much of my personal angst. I’m a literature nerd. I like stories about epic journeys and life itself is a journey, isn’t it? Yet I can’t handle any uncertainty. A fuzzy future = a distressed me. Regarding books, I want to know […]

The Guide to Beating Pre-Flight Anxiety

calm nerves before flying ASAP

Let’s Defeat Pre-Flight Anxiety Although I’ve written a post advising fearful flyers, anticipatory anxiety is truly another beast because it strikes outside of the airport. To be frank, 95% of the time, anticipating a flight is way worse for me than actually boarding the aircraft. Anticipatory anxiety can occur days, weeks, or even months prior to take off. […]

Dear Brain: Anxiety Won’t Stop You From Traveling

Travel Anxiety

Dear Brain, You’re only trying to protect me. You sense danger, and then trigger physical and emotional symptoms to stop misfortune. Staying in a happy, warm, safe cocoon at home would relax you. All those chemicals – which make my stomach knotty and my palms sweaty – would vanish if I played the game of […]

How To Cope With A Fear of Flying

sunsets relax my fear of flying

Newsflash: I Hate Flying. You’re probably laughing right now and thinking, “But isn’t this a travel blog? How can you see the world if you’re scared to fly?” Don’t get me wrong. I love to take epic vacations. Travel is my life. Need examples of how passionate I am about this subject? On any given […]