I, as were many, was taken aback Sunday night when, during the Texans-Colts game, Gary Kubiak, coach of the Houston Texans, collapsed on the field. The cause has yet to be explained but many today have asked if stress played a role. NFL Coaches have an infamous schedule with 20 hour days, pizza @ 1100pm, limited/no family life, etc. The Texans were in a free fall and Gary was made the bad boy to blame for their misfortunes. Stress may indeed have played a part. Stress DOES play a role in heart disease, different cancers, ulcerative colitis, etc. It is all pervasive. It’s all about how we manage stress. Stress is, after all, inescapable. Outlets such as working out are great as is something OTHER than ourselves to try to control events in our lives..especially when things go sideways. Some people turn to great things such as God and their faith and community. Others turn to alcohol, drugs, gambling, domestic violence, etc. Whatever is going on in your life, you must keep a balance. Don’t try to be over-responsible and try to control uncontrollable events. Know when to say no. Keep a balance between work and your life. You NEED loved ones and your family and your health. Your work will always be there. As for Gary Kubiak, our thoughts and prayers are with you!