I notice many of my American friends have been going through the perils of bad economy, no job, bills need to be paid. You cannot worry about the things you have no control over if you can't control problem yourself.
I am a firm believer of Shinto..which is Japanese religion..not be confused with Buddhism. I have shinto shrine in my house I sit in front of everyday to bow to twice and thank each day I wake up. I also sit down at end of the day light candles and play related zen music. It helps ease stress and better sleep. Please my American friends, try this. Even if you are Christian it is good for the mind, body soul. Take time at the end of your day before you retire and meditate.