Its true that as our world is "speeding up" there are more sources of stress and less slowing down on our part to integrate it. When is the last time you sat by a fire and just stared into the flames in a moment of contemplation or integration? Carl Jung also wrote extensively on the topic in "Modern Man in Search of Soul" and "Civilization in Transition" among other works.
Meanwhile, Dr. Bob goes on to summarize how males and females have different ways of coping with stress. For example, shopping relieves stress for most woman but causes stress for most men (a fallback to our ancient roles as hunter-gatherers?). Stress may also lead to dementia and other serious health issues. Meanwhile, for me and many others, stress seems to increase around the holidays with more to do, more obligations, more encounters with family and more triggers for all those complexes lying in wait. What can we do to lessen our stress and that in the world around us?