i have read a bunch of threads in this subforum, and I feel like there is one thing that is rarely mentioned that could help a bunch of people out. as i grow older, i am becoming more and more of a minimalist. i used to have a thousand 'things' in my life. from clothes to silverware - i'm talking everything. from electronics to crap in your garage. i am even thinking about getting out of my cell phone contract and seeing what life is like without a cell phone. keeping things simple makes life less aggravating. what i have found is that the more crap you have, the more worrying you do. the more sleep you lose, the more stress you endure. i can't stress enough have good a life is with minimal things. for those who find their lives overwhelming, and have too many things to worry about, try getting rid of 70 percent of your crap. you'll free your mind.