Why Smiling Feels So Good

I may be "all grown up," but acting goofy with my husband makes me smile.

I’ve never really been fully aware of my facial expressions until I recently caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I wasn’t feeling particularly gloomy or angry or even a wee bit sad. But the mirror reflected otherwise. The corners of my mouth were turned downward and anyone who didn’t know me might think I was unhappy, unfriendly, annoyed, or a combination of all three. Why did I look so glum even though I wasn’t feeling that way? Or was I really feeling that way and just not being honest with myself? The truth of it is that gravity is pulling parts of us down, whether we like it or … Click to Continue Reading