We live in a stressful era. Our lives are stressed, our cities are stressed, and our overscheduled children are stressed. There’s even a new term – “second-hand stress” – to describe how stress can be passed on to others as if it were contagious.
In many ways, you can blame technology — it’s making our lives faster, busier and more complicated. So, it’s comforting that technology innovators in fields ranging from mobile technology to neuroscience are rethinking how we monitor, treat and yes, reverse the impact of stress in our lives.