If only our culture could slow down its rapid pace, we may see an increase in health — especially in Los Angeles, where we live in a culture prone to rushing in various aspects of our lives.
We hasten to get our children ready and to school, rush to work, and text and make calls as we drive. We have become so driven and achievement-oriented that often children are hurriedly picked up from school and driven to their many after-school activities.
Add to this the need for meal preparation, homework, hygiene, our evening work, e-mails, Facebook, Twitter and texting, and we are a culture on overload. Our bodies and minds may seem like they are adapting and functioning, but they often are not doing so at optimum capacity. And for some, they cease functioning altogether in revolt to the stress they are undergoing.