Pucker Up for Happiness

kiss RhettSheril Kirshenbaum, research scientist and author of The Science of Kissing, says kissing releases dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin – hormones and neurotransmitters that make you feel motivated, connected, and content.

kiss the vowIn other words, kissing releases feel-good chemicals that make you happy.

kiss roseStudies have shown that kissing relieves stress, reduces negative energy, and produces a sense of well being.

kiss notebookIt’s also known to get the blood pumping, which is good for your heart.

kiss princessKissing also helps reduce, and in some cases, stop the “noise” buzzing in your head, producing feelings of peace.

I don’t know about you, but those all seem like great reasons to get in a few more kisses every day. After all, who doesn’t want to feel more connected, more content, and happier!

kiss cowboyI hope Captain Cavedweller is up for the task!

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Each Monday I share my thoughts on happiness in my own personal Happiness Project for 2014. Feel free to post your thoughts or comments on happiness.

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