A professor of psychology in California studied stress levels of people who watched excessive news reports about the Boston Marathon bombers.  She compared their anxieties against those of people who were at the Marathon.  Those who overdosed on news were much more stressed than those who attended the Marathon. The article where this study appeared is about the nation’s hysterical reaction to 2 cases of ebola on our shores.

If you want to live a normal but adventure filled life, don’t watch the news on television. Its purpose is not to disseminate real facts, but to raise  ratings, thus ad revenues. Do we really need to remind smart women of this fact?  Maybe yes and maybe no, but fact remains that TV headlines are rarely reflected in the actual story written below.

There is a little book titled ‘Believing in Ourselves, The Wisdom of Women’.

A few of the wise sayings:

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.  Mary Kay Ash

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. Shirley MacLaine

If you can afford it, are healthy and have time, travel the world. It is much more exciting than the evening news.   Phyllis Stoller

The irony is that with all the worrying, so many of you forget to take out travel insurance which is designed to eliminate all anxiety. The Women’s Travel Group caters to solo’s with their share guarantee and often trips like Tuscany where there is no single supplement.