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Smiling Reduces Stress

Just smile

A recent study found that the old adage ‘grin and bear it’ has some merit .. suggesting that smiling is not just an important nonverbal indicator of happiness, but also that a wishful promotion of smiling can be a tonic for life’s stressful events. A research study conducted by Tara Kraft from the University of […]

Half-Smile Meditation

Bali Buddha by Quiet Mind

If you look at a picture or statue of the Buddha .. you are likely to see him holding a small upturning of the mouth, a relaxed and easy half-smile. Smiling has been confirmed by modern psychology as having very positive effects, sending messages to the brain that everything is okay and assisting us to […]