Key to the Highway

Hope, Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…-

Did you happen to know that your gorgeous smile is actually contagious? Not my smile mind you, yours! The little nugget of your brain that is responsible for facial expressions, smiling when happy or mimicking another persons smile resides in the cingulate cortex (this is but one part of that squishy thing between your ears). Smile at someone today or with someone today, it’s likely they can’t help but smile back. If they don’t? Their either preoccupied taking a pic of their feet, a Detroit Red Wings supporter or they’re making a conscious effort not to smile back at you.

Looking at the bigger picture, each time you smile at a person, their brain triggers them to return the favour. You are creating a symbiotic relationship with a complete stranger that allows both of you to release mood enhancing chemicals in your brain. These very same chemicals activate reward centers and help you live a brighter, healthier life. WOW! All of this from a simple smile 🙂

Here’s the deal peeps: This kind of information is fleeting and falls on deaf ears far too often. No one wants to read a bloated self-serving book about smiling and magazines don’t fly off the shelf informing readers to smile. We can’t always control what happens to us, however I will guarantee (with complete confidence) that gracing your picturesque face today with a smile can seriously change your internal and external experiences in life. Your smile is something that should be worn at every available opportunity. Less Lululemon and more smiling!

*Science content has been removed due to it being boring and tedious.

The Workout-

A gentle early morning Walk, whilst Smiling and enjoy the company of a Friend.


Quick reminder that tonight is your chance to get a sneak peek behind the CultFit curtain. A dashing group of us will be attending the Buddhist Boot Camp book signing and Q&A session at The Bookworm in Omaha, NE this evening. I’m curious to ask Timber Hawkeye his thoughts about smiling?!?

Also over the weekend I will be putting together the annual CultFit Meetup calendar. Sadly, there will be only a handful of running events this summer although all the cool kids these days ride on two wheels … If you know of an event in the Midwest you would like us to attend? Please email me at:

CultFit Clear

13 Comments on “Key to the Highway”

  1. lensandpensbysally says:

    Terrific perspective in the image.

    • CultFit says:

      Allow me to put on my geeky glasses, just a moment please … Fractal design is beautiful. It’s a topic that eludes me in my writing, there can be beauty through disorder: working out, living healthy etc. Our lives have become so rigid and structured.
      Take care today and have a fantastic weekend 🙂

  2. misselletea says:

    I nominated you for an ‘award’. I’m not sure if you take part in such things, if you don’t be safe and happy in the knowledge that I think your blog is great 🙂

    • CultFit says:

      Thank you! I do at times participate in such “things” 😉 just not in a normal sort of way (I like to bend the rules). Keep your eyes peeled for a response in the very near future, until then: Be inspired and take care. 🙂

  3. Those are the loveliest trees I’ve ever seen…

  4. Sandra says:

    DADNABBIT@! I read this a day too late–I could have met you last night in Omaha! 🙂 I’m just a town over in Lincoln . . . keep us posted when you “appear” next!

    And by the way, my goal in life has been–since I was young–to make the person behind the sales counter smile. Sometimes I fail, but at least I try!

    Smiling is infectious, and one doesn’t even have to have perfect teeth! Thanks for the reminder. Off to run, smiling, with my companion. . . bordercolliewhippetterrier cross, Dulcinea!

    • CultFit says:

      Last night was very enlightening, no worries though: We have all summer to plan something out 🙂 I hope you and four legged companion are enjoying the somewhat nice weather today, with some dreaded snow on tap for tomorrow! I’ll send you an email soon to introduce myself in a more formal way I guess 😉 I actually live pretty close to Lincoln out here in Gretna. Have fun and take care.

  5. AJAX says:

    Cool picture

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