Monday, July 1, 2013

Stressless Summer Tour: Smile More and Stress Less


This post is part of the series of the Stressless Summer Tour hosted by Dr. Lynne Kenney and me, in celebration of our book: Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids.

It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out parenting isn't easy.  It takes a parent.  Rocket scientists who are parents know this, too.  Smiles help.  'Tis true.  The simple act of smiling changes your brain and the brain of those around you.  Smille More and Stress Less!

Simple, Cost-Free

It's the most simple, cost-free way I know to feel better, reduce negativity and get yourself in a better frame of mind.  It's what I try to do, after I acknowledge that things are feeling off-kilter and a little wonky.  I step back, re-assess, gain some perspective and SMILE!

You can do it, too!  See how it improves things!

Here's some of the science behind it:


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