Altamonte Springs

Daily grind can grind you down

Life is good. Or is it? We work hard, we play hard, and we have more stuff. But we're stressed out, swimming in debt and spending more time working than with family and friends.

And, we know we're doing it. According to a survey released by the Center for a New American Dream in Takoma Park, most Americans think that society's priorities are too focused on work and money, and not enough on family and community.

That knowledge, though, isn't enough to squelch our often-frantic lifestyles. "I think it's a real overload among many people," says Dr. Alan Keck of the Center for Positive Psychology in Altamonte Springs, Fla. "We have a subculture of people who are...