How well do you manage stress? You experience it, don’t you? Everything from wear and tear on our joints, mental efficiency, energy conservation and utilization, immunity to life-threatening illnesses, creative intelligence, and the slowing of the aging process is attributable to how well we manage stress. Let me put it another way. All of those variables I mentioned that determine health and well-being depend on our ability to modulate stress—and consciously harness it for adaptive purposes.