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The main lesson I took home was "Although we cannot have complete control over external events, we can control how we react to them."
Anyway, I was curious as to what other ideas everyone else may have picked up on?

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Among the anxiety symptoms mentioned in the book, I didn’t know neck pain, face pain, shoulder pain, and dry mouth are symptoms of anxiety until I read them from the book.

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I learned that understanding the source of stress and anxiety is the first step to eliminating the problem. It's a lesson that I will share with my family.

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I was influenced by the breathing lessons mentioned in this book. Having done these before, I was quite interested in seeing all the great and useful effects it has on your body. Especially the section "Magic Bullet" was interesting and helped me understand all the numerous positive effects it has on the body, like improving memory and awareness and clearing negative thoughts.

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Howlan wrote:
> I was influenced by the breathing lessons mentioned in this book. Having
> done these before, I was quite interested in seeing all the great and
> useful effects it has on your body. Especially the section "Magic
> Bullet" was interesting and helped me understand all the numerous
> positive effects it has on the body, like improving memory and awareness
> and clearing negative thoughts.

The 'Magic Bullet' was indeed a gem. Its funny that just breathing slowly itself relaxes ones mind but no one has time for that.

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rahilshajahan wrote:
> Howlan wrote:
> > I was influenced by the breathing lessons mentioned in this book. Having
> > done these before, I was quite interested in seeing all the great and
> > useful effects it has on your body. Especially the section "Magic
> > Bullet" was interesting and helped me understand all the numerous
> > positive effects it has on the body, like improving memory and awareness
> > and clearing negative thoughts.
>
> The 'Magic Bullet' was indeed a gem. Its funny that just breathing slowly itself
> relaxes ones mind but no one has time for that.

Yes, true it is simple and effective. It makes me understand why school focuses on yoga and meditation so much.

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Joseph_ngaruiya wrote:
> I learned that understanding the source of stress and anxiety is the first
> step to eliminating the problem. It's a lesson that I will share with my
> family.

I agree with you, Joseph. The way we react to what's around us is key to what we feel inside. Most of the time, the source is simply us.

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It was eye-opening to learn how much one's eating habits affect their levels of stress and anxiety, and how much a balanced, healthy diet can help. This seriously made me take a closer look at my own relationship with food.

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Dominik_G wrote:
> It was eye-opening to learn how much one's eating habits affect their
> levels of stress and anxiety, and how much a balanced, healthy diet can
> help. This seriously made me take a closer look at my own relationship with
> food.

Looks like 'You are what you eat' is true on so many more levels than we thought.

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Dominik_G wrote:
> It was eye-opening to learn how much one's eating habits affect their
> levels of stress and anxiety, and how much a balanced, healthy diet can
> help. This seriously made me take a closer look at my own relationship with
> food.

To iterate on this more, I noticed feeding on junk gives quick relief to anxiety. But it only acts as a coat which fades away when hunger sets in again. That's why someone tends to feed more when they are stressed.

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rahilshajahan wrote:
> Dominik_G wrote:
> > It was eye-opening to learn how much one's eating habits affect their
> > levels of stress and anxiety, and how much a balanced, healthy diet can
> > help. This seriously made me take a closer look at my own relationship with
> > food.
>
> Looks like 'You are what you eat' is true on so many more levels than we thought.

yeah and not only for food, but a proper well-mentained lifestyle also affects the level of stress.

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Joseph_ngaruiya wrote:
>
> To iterate on this more, I noticed feeding on junk gives quick relief to anxiety. But
> it only acts as a coat which fades away when hunger sets in again. That's why someone
> tends to feed more when they are stressed.

Does it though? From reading the book, I got the idea that non-friendly bacteria that can put off digestion, in the gut, is present in junk food. I do understand that people tend to cope with stress by consuming copious amounts of food.

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Joseph_ngaruiya wrote:
> Dominik_G wrote:
> > It was eye-opening to learn how much one's eating habits affect their
> > levels of stress and anxiety, and how much a balanced, healthy diet can
> > help. This seriously made me take a closer look at my own relationship with
> > food.
>
> To iterate on this more, I noticed feeding on junk gives quick relief to anxiety. But
> it only acts as a coat which fades away when hunger sets in again. That's why someone
> tends to feed more when they are stressed.

Yes, this is very true! I often notice this tendency in my everyday life too: when I'm stressed, I'm more likely to reach for some treat full of sugar. And the temporary relief it brings further strengthens this habit, of course.

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Howlan wrote:
> rahilshajahan wrote:
> > Dominik_G wrote:
> > > It was eye-opening to learn how much one's eating habits affect their
> > > levels of stress and anxiety, and how much a balanced, healthy diet can
> > > help. This seriously made me take a closer look at my own relationship with
> > > food.
> >
> > Looks like 'You are what you eat' is true on so many more levels than we
> thought.
>
> yeah and not only for food, but a proper well-mentained lifestyle also affects the
> level of stress.

Yes! Exercising, for example, is also very beneficial. And I actually think it's easier to stay on a healthy track if we don't only focus on one aspect of our life (like eating, etc.) but think holistically.

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rahilshajahan wrote:
> Joseph_ngaruiya wrote:
> >
> > To iterate on this more, I noticed feeding on junk gives quick relief to
> anxiety. But
> > it only acts as a coat which fades away when hunger sets in again. That's why
> someone
> > tends to feed more when they are stressed.
>
> Does it though? From reading the book, I got the idea that non-friendly bacteria that
> can put off digestion, in the gut, is present in junk food. I do understand that
> people tend to cope with stress by consuming copious amounts of food.

Junk food represents those foods that are thoroughly processed. We can also include fatty foods and those with saturated processed sugar. Some may contain the bacteria as addressed, but again it all narrows down to you. Gustavo has issued us with a resource. We should implement the lessons given.

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