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Fake It Until You Make It: Keep Smiling...

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~Thich Nhat Hanh Were you aware that smiling is good for you? According to Dr. Riggio's article in Psychology Today , smiling has a positive affect on your brain and your body. "The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness.... releasing neuropeptides that work toward fighting off stress....The feel good neurotransmitters dopamine, endorphins and serotonin are all released when a smile flashes across your face as can lower your heart rate and blood pressure.....endorphins also act as a natural pain reliever." Even fake smiles do the t

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