"SMILE-The Astonishing Power of a Simple Act"

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By Molly Watts, Aging with Optimism by building the habits of a happier, longer life, Molly Watts, Longevity habits for a happier, and Longer life!. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode, Molly reminds us that our thoughts are what determine our happiness, not our circumstances. Even when circumstances seem challenging, we can add to our own suffering by focusing our thoughts on how difficult life feels. She also recaps the popular TED talk (and book) by Ron Gutman called, SMILE-the astonishing power of a Simple Act".

She shares some of the powerful statistics on smiling as well as Gutman's suggestion of a "Dandelion List" as a reminder to be present and smile no matter where you are or what you are doing.

For your own "Dandelion List" click here.

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