(Note for my non-US readers- TSA is the Transportation Security Administration, the group in charge of airport security in the US)
Airports and stress have come to by nearly synonymous since 9-11. The 9-11 incident changed our lives in many ways as a society, none more evident than our experience of traveling through the “friendly skies”. I travel extensively as part of sharing my film with the public and coaching with individual clients. While on the road, I am always asked by at least one person : “How can you stand to fly so much? Isn’t it just terrible at the airports today?” My answer is, “I love traveling and one of my favorite things to do is to lighten up a TSA agents’ day!”
But I had to consciously work on this, on many levels, especially when they started the “pat down search”. Here is a photo of how I felt before I hit upon an effective de-stress practice at the airport.