A Season of Peace

The Magic of a Smile “Learn to smile in the sweet way of a child. A smile from the soul is spiritual relaxation.  ~ Emil~ ~ Years ago, while reading a book, I came upon the quote that begins this post. It motivated me to explore smiling as a mindful relaxation technique. Surprisingly, I found a tremendous amount of research on the biological and emotional healing qualities of a smile. It not only activates the release of the feel-good neurotransmitters dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin, which help you fight off stress and depression, but it also lifts the mood in the people around you. Try this…