Humans have been around for some 200,000 years, yet for only a few hundred of those—a relative blink of an eye—has the world resembled anything akin to the one we inhabit today. Make no mistake, our nervous systems did not evolve for the contemporary modern world. Yes, we deal with many of the same fears and concerns of even our most distant ancestor’s—safety, health, security, and death, to name a few. But consider the rapid succession of environmental changes that humans have endured in little more than 100 years (no doubt the result of technological game-changers like the telephone (1876) the lightbulb (1879), radio (1880s), the modern automobile (1885), flight (1903), the digital computer (1930s) and even the atom bomb (1945)) and it becomes clear that society has evolved far beyond our nervous systems’ ability to “keep up”. We expect the comforts and convenience of modern life to provide a buffer for our nerves, when in fact, they are often only adding to anxieties that are endemic to our species. Research is clear: we are exposed to too much information and are unable to process all that we receive. In fact, the primitive parts of our brain do not understand the differences between what is imagined and what is real. This is why, when stuck in traffic or unable to meet a deadline, our bodies experience a response not unlike one in which a tiger is lurking nearby. And for highly sensitive people, the sensory overload deriving from the constant stimuli of modern life often leave us feeling anxious and gasping for air.