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Wheels up!

My last trip for a whole three weeks after nine weeks of a very demanding speaking and travel schedule.

Things I’ve learned:

Good bags are worth the investment.

Stretching before you board is also worth it, no matter the weird looks you get from everyone.

Getting two of everything is important, as I board without my computer power cord this morning…just as I was finally confident and thinking I had everything.

Deleting pics and videos on your phone to clear space is an excellent use of time on your flight, especially when you’re a stubborn android person.

Downloading shows for when you’re exhausted on the way home helps pass the time.

The airport is the best and hardest place to practice grace, be kind, and make tiny connections by smiling, complimenting, saying please and thank you a lot, and looking up from your devices. People are stressed and tired. Help them to feel seen by actually seeing them. Not everyone is as well versed in traveling as you, be patient and extend grace.

Deep breaths, movement, and prayer help, too, with the above, especially.

Here I come, New Jersey, wheels up!


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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