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Podcast #28—Fake It ’til You Make It 

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Podcast #28 Fake It 'til You Make It 

In this week's episode Annie and Laurie discuss what it means to be authentic, yet "fake it" until the feelings come organically — regarding getting better, feeling positive, being friendly and making wise choices in difficult situations when everything in us wants to do the opposite (act out). Annie poses the question "Is it fake to have manners around someone who has treated you terribly?" Laurie gives scientific proof that we can actually elevate our moods and outlook by smiling, keeping a record of what we are grateful for, and starting the day with a positive mind. Both agree being real is as necessary as "winging it" can sometimes be, to get better at handling very difficult situations, tune in for this very relatable episode!



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