'How are you handling all your stress?' a friend who's also a life coach asked me recently. 'I'm really interested to know.' I loaded scrambled eggs onto a piece of rye toast and took a gluttonous bite.
Who gets stressed out in Jamaica? That's what the laid-back Jamaicans want to know. So it was a challenge when they met me last week and realized that, in addition to my family, I'd managed to bring along my stressed-out Type-A New York self on vacation.
In a single week, my friend Karen had to move her 82-year-old father out of his home and into an Alzheimer's facility, was in a serious accident that totaled her car, found drugs in her daughter's jeans and learned her sister had breast cancer.