Stress is not necessarily bad for you. It helps us be productive and push past blocks of different kinds. In small levels, it can enable temporary physiological 'superpowers', such as enhancing your memory and ability to learn. (Check out this neat table from Stanford University magazine.) However, repeated and frequent stress exacts a toll on our health and performance. Spire does not try to remove all your stress - it tries to help you manage it effectively and keep it in balance.