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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

To all my readers, it is not a shock to hear me say that the best experiences of my life have come to me when I left my comfort zone. When I was a “stay at home mom” and I decided to take flying lessons I knew there’d be some uneasiness but the joy of flight was...

Preparing for Far and Away

Preparing for Far and Away

A Risk that cannot be ignored One of the most significant health risks facing humankind is not a physical danger but an emotional one. It’s likely you have all experienced this risk at some point in your life. The risk is loneliness. While it is prevalent in our...

A Dream Realized

A Dream Realized

As a pilot and presently a doctoral student, I have long been fascinated by space. Currently, I am researching issues on the impact of isolation on long-duration space flights and new tools to address isolation’s effects. There are many challenges astronauts face when...

The Mars Dilemma

The Mars Dilemma

According to NASA administrator Robert M Lightfoot Jr., Mars remains the next great goal in space exploration. At a conference in Dublin, Lightfoot went on to say that "Right now we're working on trying to get there in the 2030s, with crew. We're building off what...

Why We WILL Go To Mars

Why We WILL Go To Mars

Humankind is by nature curious, and that curiosity has led us far from home to explore new worlds. Making new discoveries means taking risks, but as Martin Buber says: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” Nothing will be truer than...

Prescription for a Lonely Soul

Prescription for a Lonely Soul

You wouldn’t think when living on a planet teaming with over seven billion other people and 36 million acres of real estate that so many of us are plagued with aching loneliness. But it’s so. The percentage of the U.S. feeling lonely on a regular or frequent basis...