positive stress

  • The Pain of Progress

    High levels of stress follow as naturally after progress as exhaust after traffic—pick up a magazine at Barnes and Noble and see if it doesn’t contain an article mentioning the subject. Four out of five Americans report a need to reduce stress in their lives, often resorting to tranquilizers. Why, in such a prosperous age, is it necessary to sedate so many?

    Understanding the physiology of stress
    By Richard A. Swenson, MD