Make sure to follow us on facebook so you don’t miss our latest updates! Are you having a hard time coping? Feel like you've lost control over your finances, family duties or other important areas of your life? Depressed? If stress and emotional distress have become a way of life (instead of short-term and temporary), you may be setting yourself up for heart disease and other physical ailments. And if you already have heart disease, a difficult emotional environment can sap motivation to make those all-important lifestyle changes, like exercising and eating more nutritiously.