Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Smile! It will make you feel better!

"A Smile is happiness  you will find right under your nose."-Tom Wilson

If you are sad or feeling down in the dumps, one of the best things to do is SMILE.  I know it is hard to do, but try it, it really does help.  According to Psychology Today, acting happy is likely to make you happy.  They go on to say that happy people show signs of being healthier than pessimist people.  Studies show that pessimistic thinking such as, "I can't do it," or, ""things never work out for me," makes a person more vulnerable to illness.  They have also shown that optimistic people recover better from serious illness or cancer.  If you are a habitual "naysayer"(like me).  Start shooting for a mixture of positive feelings to go along with your normal negative ones.  A good dose of optimism provides hope and when mixed with a touch of pessimism to prevent complacency and with  enough realism, it helps  to determine what we can control from those we can't.  It is certainly worth trying, especially when there is so much to gain. So, smile more often, even when you don't feel like it.  It really does have the power to change bad feelings to better ones!

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Welcome and thanks so much for visiting! As you can see, this blog is about all things happy and the things that I find happiness in doing. So, I will talk about cooking, crafts off all kinds, my dog Cooper, and different strategies for making life a little more Happy. I will also review books associated with Cooking (mostly baking), crafts that I love such as altered art, jewelry design, knitting, sewing, etc. I will also review books on Psychology subjects that will help make day to day life a little easier. Please come back soon and feel free to leave comments. I would love to hear from you!

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Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
Never Let Me Go
The Thirteenth Tale
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Hollywood Classics: Title Index to All Movies Reviewed in Books 1-24
Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale
The Tender Mercy of Roses
The Hypnotist
The Blackberry Bush
White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
The Bird Photography Field Guide
The Map of Time
Aldric & Anneliese
Don't Breathe a Word
Moon Rising
Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons
Still Alice
Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR
Man's Search for Meaning

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