What is The True Power Of A Smile?

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Ever notice how a simple smile can totally change your attitude, perspective and mood! Besides the 43 facial muscles performing, there is so much more going on inside your body when you turn that frown upside down!! Did you know that when you smile, your brain releases Feel Good neurotransmitters, including dopamine, endorphins and serotonin! Try it with me!! SMILE!! 🙂

These positive vibe, brain chemicals aid in calming your nervous system by lowering your heart rate, reducing your cortisol levels and reducing your blood pressure. Much like the benefits of breath work and meditation!!

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During my research about the power of a smile, I came across some amazing information by Debbie Hampton. Let’s dive in and learn about the benefits a smile will bring you according to Debbie.
{Beyond the obvious– looking more approachable, attractive and possibly feeling happier!}

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  1. Smiling Reduces Stress–Smiling reduces cortisol level, the stress hormone that sends your body into flight or fight!
  2. Smiling Elevates Your Mood–A smile will instantly release feel good neurotransmitters evoking a calmer state of mind
  3. Smiling is Contagious. YES I’ve seen this in action many times!!! Ever notice how when you are happy, your kids are happy… and vice versa! Or when someone laughs, you automatically laugh! So Good!
  4. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System. Smiling and positive outlooks will strengthen your overall physical and mental health

While writing about smiling, I started to think about what actually makes ME smile!! For me it’s dancing, great music, funny movies, fresh flowers, playing with my kids and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie! If funny movies are your thing, I’ve included four of my favorite comedies. Perfect for days when smiling feels less natural and faking a smile… is not an option!!

Tommy Boy

Source:https://www.riograndetheatre.org/

40 Year Old Virgin

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The Anchor Man

source: www.imdb.com

Bridesmaids

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Dancing elicits smiles in my house, so I also created a fun playlist to amp up your summer dance parties! Turn up the music, shake it out, and see how wide your grin can be!!
As Alan Jackson says in his song Little Bitty,  Might as well share, might as well smile, life goes on for a little bitty while.
Happy Smiling!!

 

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Cortney Zieky
Cortney is an on-the go mother of two who aims to seize the day! She married her soul-mate Max, after a love at first sight experience in Las Vegas. She’s eternally grateful to the universe for crossing their paths and leading her to Austin!! Together, she and Max have two children Zander (6) and Zia (4). As a family, they love exploring Austin, s’mores by the fire, and vacationing in Colorado & California! Her passion lies in health and wellness. She’s a total fitness fanatic & foodie who adores grocery shopping, farmers markets, trying new recipes, cycle class and Barre3! Cortney is on a quest to keep her family healthy, dining on the cleanest ingredients, while still having fun and eating chocolate chip cookies!! Follow her journey here @happydinneratx

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