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Anonymous asked: Dear, Dr. Crane. I have have a crippling fear of escalators. I've been afraid of them ever since I was little and I really don't know why. I have tried many different times to get over my fear, but nothing seems to help. Do you think you can help me understand why I have this fear?


Answer:

ask-dr-jonathan-crane:

Thank-you for getting in touch. I feel we should begin with our question, is it a suitable one? Will it help you with your fear or should we be looking to different sources?

I believe this is the case, instead of asking why let us focus on the what. What can we do to confront this?

  • First i want you to consider what is it that scares you; Would a picture of an escalator scare you? Would standing near an escalator scare you? How about the prospect of needing to use it? Or actually being on the escalator? Using these examples i would like you to place each of them in order of how frightening you would find that scenario.
  • Then starting with the least frightening I would like you to thoroughly familiarize yourself with your choice, the concept and feeling of it just the look of it all. Be sure to take your time so that you don’t overwhelm yourself but the aim is to gradually feel comfortable with the least scary part of your fear.
  • Then (and only when you feel completely certain that you’ve mastered the first step) you move up to the next scariest scenario following the same process. Familiarize yourself slowly, remembering that you have already alleviated part of your phobia.
  • Continue this at whatever speed suits you (just remember it’s recommended that you take your time) keep following the steps and eventually it is likely you will succeed in defeating your fears

It is probable your fear started at childhood, guardians often share fake horror stories to ensure good behaviour and by extension the safety of their child. If these stories were never disproved then the fear associated with escalators would remain long after you had forgotten the bogus stories that sparked the fear. I hope this is of help to you let me know off your progress -Doctor Crane

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n110_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.
Alcyonaires provenant des campagnes de l’Hirondelle (1886-1888).Monaco,1901..biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38767870

scientificillustration:

n110_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.

Alcyonaires provenant des campagnes de l’Hirondelle (1886-1888).
Monaco,1901..
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38767870

— 2 years ago with 31 notes
Tonight i dance with Saturn! :D

Tonight i dance with Saturn! :D

— 2 years ago
#saturn  #NASA  #solar system 
sbjournal:

Dying Star on Flickr.
Via Flickr: One of the most famous of all planetary nebulae. A dying star has thrown off some of its outer material thousands of years ago. The nebula is situated 2.000 light years away in the constellation Lyra. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the sharpest view yet of the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). In this October 1998 image, the telescope has looked down a barrel of gas cast off by a dying star thousands of years ago. This photo reveals elongated dark clumps of material embedded in the gas at the edge of the nebula; the dying central star floating in a blue haze of hot gas. The nebula is about a light-year in diameter and is located some 2, 000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra. See online at: spacetelescope.org/images/opo9901a/ Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA/ESA) — с Pierre Labendzki, Daniel Eldridge, Chandraketu Asarawala, Sylvana Saade, Christopher Alexander Teale, Laurita Rodríguez, Carolina Duque, OrionBelanit Alarcón, Vikram Joshi, Smita Kadam, Sagar S. Kumavat, Prabhanjan Naik, Roshan Lokhande, Rutuja Patil, Mhea Onefifthteen PM, Suvarna Chavan, Mike Hayes, Makrand Malpure, Smita Gaikwad, Dhananjay Raje, Sumit Joshi, Kunal Nagpure, Trideep Chakraborty, Monu Bathyal, Mukesh Singh, Heidi Driver, Carole Bardwell, Robyn Lynn, Soros Supim, Marya Teresa, Stuart Metcalf, Sean McGuigan, Sandra Patricia, Carolina Giraldo, Shroomm MindCircus, Paul Zoltowski, Liliana Orioli и Valarie Maynard.

sbjournal:

Dying Star on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
One of the most famous of all planetary nebulae. A dying star has thrown off some of its outer material thousands of years ago. The nebula is situated 2.000 light years away in the constellation Lyra.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the sharpest view yet of the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). In this October 1998 image, the telescope has looked down a barrel of gas cast off by a dying star thousands of years ago. This photo reveals elongated dark clumps of material embedded in the gas at the edge of the nebula; the dying central star floating in a blue haze of hot gas. The nebula is about a light-year in diameter and is located some 2, 000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra.

See online at: spacetelescope.org/images/opo9901a/

Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA/ESA) — с Pierre Labendzki, Daniel Eldridge, Chandraketu Asarawala, Sylvana Saade, Christopher Alexander Teale, Laurita Rodríguez, Carolina Duque, OrionBelanit Alarcón, Vikram Joshi, Smita Kadam, Sagar S. Kumavat, Prabhanjan Naik, Roshan Lokhande, Rutuja Patil, Mhea Onefifthteen PM, Suvarna Chavan, Mike Hayes, Makrand Malpure, Smita Gaikwad, Dhananjay Raje, Sumit Joshi, Kunal Nagpure, Trideep Chakraborty, Monu Bathyal, Mukesh Singh, Heidi Driver, Carole Bardwell, Robyn Lynn, Soros Supim, Marya Teresa, Stuart Metcalf, Sean McGuigan, Sandra Patricia, Carolina Giraldo, Shroomm MindCircus, Paul Zoltowski, Liliana Orioli и Valarie Maynard.

(Source: spaceeshipjournal)

— 2 years ago with 10 notes
scejas:

NASA astronaut Janice Voss, who first worked for the space agency as a teenager and flew five shuttle missions in seven years, has died. She was 55. Click on photo for more.

scejas:

NASA astronaut Janice Voss, who first worked for the space agency as a teenager and flew five shuttle missions in seven years, has died. She was 55. Click on photo for more.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
HAAHA! Bill Gates public speaking skills are stuff of ledgend (this was from a speech he gave at school)
Rule 1: Life is not fair — get used to it!
Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping — they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

HAAHA! Bill Gates public speaking skills are stuff of ledgend (this was from a speech he gave at school)

Rule 1: Life is not fair — get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping — they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#bill gates  #microsoft  #science 
HOLY SMOKES!

I COULD (in theory) BUILD MY OWN OBSERVATORY! Why had this not occurred to me sooner?

In fact… i wonder, if i was for arguments sake to build a house in the future..One that was round (or had some kind of tower) could i not turn the roof of that house into some form of glorious observatory? Imagine..kitchen, library, bedroom…OBSERVATORY!

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#astronomy  #observatory