"Grin & Bear It" May Not Be Such Great Advice


New research indicates that forcing yourself to smile when you aren't feeling so smiley could backfire. If done too frequently, it could confuse the brain into associating smiling with unhappiness, leading to an overall sense of unease.

When it comes to emotions, typically the best thing we can do is acknowledge our current state & try to remain congruent while passing through it. Go ahead & smile. If you feel like it.