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#13 Positive Practices for Happiness: SMILAGE - Getting Miles out of your smiles!



Are all smiles created equal? No they are not!

According to research done by this French neurologist guy (G.B. Duchene) …we may use the unemotional, non-committing social smile. A slight turn up of the corners of our mouth producing a “smile” of sorts. BUT THAT WON’T DUE. You have to get your eyes involved.

The smile you are looking for (and others too) is the real deal smile. To smile like you mean it you have to get the muscles around the mouth and the eyes involved. That’s where the magic is. That is the transformational smile that many doctors, philosophers, psychiatrist, therapist, yoga teachers, and YOUR MOM are talking about when she said smile it will make you feel better!

SMILAGE: Getting Miles out of your smiles!

IF you are really interested in the nitty gritty of smiling feel free to read this PHYSOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF THE SMILE by Mark G. Frank Phd, and Paul Ekamn Phd.

The end result of all this research is...

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#12 Positive Practices for Happiness: Why We Should Be Smiling

Now we have tons of research, case studies, and own our lives can testify to the effects of smiling and the happiness that results.

Smiles = Happiness = Healthy Long Living


But why, What it is about a smile, that frown turned upside down is so compelling, so good?

• Instantly more attractive

Smiling makes everyone attractive… You don’t have a loose a pound, dye your hair, or alter anything else except your smile.

·         Releasing endorphins and serotonin

·         Lowers blood pressure

·         Increase your resistance to illness

Smiling people are instantly more attractive. You were born with this ability. Smiling is good for your health…lowers blood pressure, releases feel good endorphins, relaxes your body, and increases your resistance to illness.

Smiles are Amazing. And so are you.

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#11 Positive Practices for Happiness: Who, What, Why and How

In this Happiness series, I will be sharing the three most powerful tools used by the happiest most successful people. Join in the happiness. It’s not as hard as you think. We will focus on trading one habit for another.



Everyone wants more happiness in their life. We all want it. Ask parents what they want most for their children and they respond, “I want my kids to be happy”.

Ask kids what they want for their parents, especially kids of divorced parents and the kids respond, “I want my parents to be happy”.

In my line of work as a teacher and Health/Wellness Coach I am told all the time what my students and clients want most is to be happy.

WHAT does that mean? Of course, happiness means different things to different people. So let’s start with a simple definition:

After doing a quick search on google the first definition that pops up is:

“Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment”

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