No one can escape it. Unless you live on a deserted island somewhere in the middle of the South Pacific, you experience stress on a daily basis. It's impossible to avoid.
Hours in stop and go traffic; poor working conditions; family issues; bad nutritional choices; and money problems are just a few of the negative factors that face us on a daily basis.
Many people who find it difficult coping with these issues turn to medication for a solution. Unfortunately, medication can become a double edged sword. While it may provide a temporary "fix" it generally doesn't last.
In fact, medication could ultimately impact the overall picture by adding addiction to the list of stress factors. So what's a person to do? That's the question that Mary Havelock answers in "Meditation, Motivation and More".