All stressed up? Essay from 1978

This 34 year-old-column speaks to anyone who struggles with an overstressed life, I think.  Back in 1978, I was overwhelmed with my life--finishing an advanced degree, struggling with a fledging teaching career, newly divorced, etc. etc.   TM, or Transcendental Meditation, worked for me then--and I STILL meditate now, twice a day.  I think it's added years to my life,

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Laurie Sluser does not fit the stereotypical image of a meditator. He has run many successful business ventures in Canada and the United States, and his idea of a relaxing time involves founding bizHUMM, an Internet startup. Recently, Laurie co-authored a free guide on The Steps to Start a Business. Yet Laurie has always balanced his dynamic activity with the

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