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The Power of Your Smile

A smile can influence your attitude!

 A few years back the university of Ca at San Francisco discovered that mimicking the facial expressions associated with such emotions as happiness, sadness and anger, could actually trigger some of the same physical changes produced by the actual emotions.  The reason for this is because  facial muscles send signals in the automomic nervous system which controls certain muscles and gland activity.  Since we tend to mirror expressions of those around us this causes the physical reactions. 

The research explains why smiles can be infectuouis/contageous in a happy group of people and where there are  feelings of frustration and anger it can easily turn a crowd into a mob.

When someone smiles at me I automatically want to smile back.  What about you?

The research findings imply that people can change their feelings by just putting a smile on their face.  So, due to the mind/body connection you can see how smiles, state of mind, etc could have an affect on a persons over all health.

Love to have your comments.

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March 30, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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  5. There’s more to the ‘smile’ issue. I discovered it when going through a terrible 3 year protracted divorce.
    During the darkest hour realization came that I needed to be around smiling happy people in order to get back to all forms of health.

    If I couldn’t be happy I could be smiling. It took but less then a day to realize smiling is good for others too, that having people smile back, also induces people, or at least most people to treat better when we smile.

    Smiling is a total win-win.

    Even on our worst days if we want to recoup what we put out there is that old cliche “If you see someone without a smile, give them one.”

    It succeeds every day.

    Claudia Strasbaugh

    Comment by Claudia Strasbaugh | August 3, 2008 | Reply


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