Smiling Literally Changes Our Brain

Fake it til you make it doesn’t apply here. Faking it is making it when you smile! Research is showing us that smiling–whether real or phony–actually changes our brain. Science has long told us that smiling improves our mood and relieves stress. But now, we are learning that smiling literally rewires the brain to make positive patterns and connections for continual mental health and that smiling allows others to like us more.

Smile on ladies!

How Smiling Changes Your Brain | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Lucy Ross

Lucy is the former Like a Boss Girls EIC & founder of Hello Lucy Design, a web management & design business. She has worked for the BBC in London, Nickelodeon in NYC, and Jazz Aspen Snowmass in Colorado. She is three-time Co-Director of NYU's Fusion Film Festival honoring women in media.