Is Stress Really Bad for You?


Im sure you already know the answer to that question—its bad!

But hold on for a second—Im about to tell you something new about stress—something that Im pretty sure youve never heard before.

I recently got an email from a friend of mine who encouraged me to read the book, The Upside of Stress, by Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist at Stanford University. In the email, my friend said, Id like to hear what you have to say about stress after you read this book!

Obviously, my friend was very excited to learn about a new and different approach to stress, and I can see why…

In 2013, Ms. McGonigal gave a very interesting presentation in which she proposed the idea that stress may not be so bad for