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Emphasis on the “Gentle.”

It seems as much as technology has helped us lately, it has also served to create problems for us; we are constantly checking email and smartphones for communications that are occurring on a minute-to-minute basis, we plug into televisions and computers for entertainment, and we talk incessantly on our phones instead of meeting with our loved ones or business clients face to face. And yes, this technology helps us to conduct business or organize babysitting or appointments very quickly, and it is helpful. But, how many of us are stressed because of this?The statistics tell us a story: in Canada, the use of antidepressants increased from 3.2 million a year to 14.5 million between the years of 1981 and 2000. (source: http://www.theannals.com/content/36/9/1375.short) And that data is 13 years old! Further research show us that that number has increased further still. Notice a correlation of the years, by the way? The 1980’s is when technology began to be used widely by the average person…