I could be smiling right now. Smile more. Smile anyhow. I didn't smile as much in the first half of my life, so I plan on making up for that in the second. Going for the Guiness Book of Records for "longest smile".
The Smile FactorThe Smile Factor
BBrianrian PPaulaul AAllisonllison
Better Right Now
“I could be smiling right now."
Appreciation and smiling
go nicely together…
Everyone looks better when they smile.
Everything is made better when we smile.
How our thoughts and feelings affect our health
is a field of interdisciplinary medicine.
Norman Cousins, Anatomy of an
Kids smile an average of
400 times a day, Adults: 20 *
The Smile Factor
If you were to estimate what percentage of the
day you tend to smile, what would you say?
I was probably around 5-10%
Now I’m in the 80s and 90s.
Smile “more” never quite worked for me.
The intention to smile all day broke it open.
The Play & Humor
Play is the essence of health, of vitality,
of learning, and of creativity.
Playfulness is something to be
initiated, shared, and maintained.
We have a moral obligation to lift each other’s
spirits, especially when times are tough.
Happiness and Freedom
Happy to the extent we feel in control
of our lives...
Unconditional happiness flips the script with a
kind of reverse engineering.
Happy and smiling for no apparent reason goes
beyond "fake it till you make it".
"I am Lighthearted, Appreciative, and Free."
I’m the happiest person in the check out line…
in the intersection… in the situation…
It’s a tacit competition,
With no cost to enter.
Just float on in.
Words for Smiling
There are only a dozen common synonyms of smile,
but there are as many kinds of smile as there are
adjectives, or states of experience.
The big-old goofy smile, the shy smile, the fake smile,
the wry smile, the provocative and the sly smile, the
sad smile, the obsequious smile, etc—
And let's not forget the beautiful smile.
Smiling in the face of adversity and danger.
The cheerful smile. The confident smile.
The gritty smile
The determined smile
The courageous smile
“We finally grow up on that day when we have
our first good laugh at ourselves.”
The "oopsies" smile.
A.K.A. "My bad."
“In order to have a friend, first you must be
Like attracts like as much
as opposites attract… aka LOA.
The Control Panel
Facial muscles create an electromagnetic
signature, interacting with quantum
The body and peripheral nervous system
act as an antennae, through posture, etc.
The eyes are signal boosters that amplify
the brain wave / heart wave state.
Smile when talking on the phone because it
comes across in your voice.
Smile while thinking about a
friend to send them good vibes
like a psychic cellphone.
It all starts with checking in, and the awareness
to notice. Smile mindfulness.
It’s right under your nose!
Create new facial muscle habits.
Posture and breathing check go nicely with it.
The Instant Calming Sequence
2. Deepen your breath, in and out
through the nose.
3. Balance your posture.
4. Exhale with a wave of relaxation,
lowering your shoulders.
5. Think any positive affirmation.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you…”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Deep in the mammalian brain, we are wired to
smile. Monkeys, dogs, cats, mice…
You can always find something to smile about,
and it’s a kind of emotional first-aid.
Smiling as Meditation
Primary Object such as breath, and sitting position
(back straight, etc).
Smile check. Why sit with a frown during meditation?
Notice the effect of smiling on your experience of the
present moment. Now bring the mindful smile with
you out into the world!
"As soon as you have made a thought,
laugh at it." --Lao Tzu
Like Laughter Yoga, but quieter, and totally
Smiling into the eyes, heart, kidneys, (qigong).
Smiling WITH the eyes, heart, liver, etc.
Whole body, somatic smiling, is a character-lock
into the mode of positive expression.
"Psychological healing consists of bringing a
patient from a state of not being able to
play, to a state of being able to play…”
“It’s a curve that sets everything straight.”
The All-Day-Smile Challenge.
Smiles per day, 9600. 16 hours X 60 minutes
X 10 SPM (smiles per minute).
Enjoy a pharmacological dose of smiling,
for any and all problems.
Guinness Book of Records
Buddhists are rated as the happiest people…
I want in on some of that.
I am going to set the record for
Longest Continual Smile: 16 hrs.
I guess they are going to have
to come and verify my ability.
If I didn’t smile as much
as I would have liked,
in the first half of my life,
I sure plan to make up
for that in the second.
Bright Side of Life
"Always look on the bright side of life…
"Forget about your sin, give the audience a grin,
"Cheer up Brian…"
I feel like I finally have.
Optimal Health Architecture
1. Avoid toxins, allergens, electromagnetics
2. Drink clean water
3. Healthy eating, real food, fat-adapted
4. Exercise, also posture and breathwork
5. Sleep, quality and quantity
6. Social connections
7. Financial discipline and generosity
8. Practice positivity, SMILING, laughter
9. Mental skills, life-long learning, arts
10. Meditation and Spirituality (Cosmos)
Partner Smile Check
Making an agreement to help each other
keep the facial muscle habit.
Help to correct the disconnect, lovingly, playfully…
Smile at yourself in the mirror. “Mirror, mirror on the
wall, who is the smiliest of them all?”
Habitual smiling can result in spontaneous
eruptions of extreme happiness.
The bar is raised to a whole new level.
Your brain is rewiring itself.
From tranquil and serene, to ecstatic states of
appreciation and perhaps a kind of grace.