I went across the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges 4 times last month. As a passenger, of course. No jitters. No butterflies, moths or flutters in my chest. It was easy on my insides. It's always been a bit easier on me crossing from the Bronx into Long Island since I can’t see the … Continue reading Becoming Desensitized?
Sunset wasn’t for another couple of hours and it was early spring and the air was clear and the upstairs outdoor bar was packed with college kids, locals and out-of-towners relaxing on a Friday night. It was perfection, bar food and trendy, local hard cider and laughter and the sun on our faces. Our crew … Continue reading Is Mind Over Matter the Cure for a Phobia?
“High bridges, new places, or old elevators may make us a bit uneasy or even frightened.” That’s the first sentence on the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s Specific Phobias webpage. Not to judge (ok just a little judging) the ADAA’s choice of words, but a “high bridge” scares the bejesus out of me. I’m … Continue reading Just a Little Panic