August 1, 2013 Regular News Overcoming a fear of hights through rock climbing WHAT TO DO WHEN you have fear of heights? Climb up 1,000 feet, and get over it. That’s the phobia-busting strategy Broward County lawyer Lori Barkus used when she started rock climbing three years ago. Barkus, a member of the Family Law Section, said she loves the physical and mental challenges of rock climbing. It’s also a stress-buster because she has to stay focused on what she’s doing and can’t really think about anything else. Barkus recently returned from a trip to Colorado to tackle the rugged terrain. When she’s home in Ft. Lauderdale, she goes to a rock-climbing facility to keep up her cliff-clinging skills.