Smile CoverThis Voices from the North interview with Elan Sun Star is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. In addition to dialogue packed with anecdotes and scientific evidence supporting the value of smiling, the hour is sprinkled with smiley songs from the likes of Tony Bennett and Red Grammar. Hear about:

  • How smiling assists brain development in children
  • The Duchenne Smile
  • The value of smiling to astronauts and peace negotiators
  • How Norman Cousins cured himself of an incurable disease
  • Laughing clubs spring up in India and elsewhere
  • The Inner Smile


The smile is quite simply the easiest, cheapest and perhaps most important and available means of attaining radiant health and finding peace in any situation. This is one of my favourite interviews.

When this interview was originally recorded Sun’s book, Smile! was a future eventuality. I’m delighted to announce that it is now published and available at: 

Or here can look on here:

Keep smiling!

Link to the interview:

And here’s a link to the Water interview I did with Sun:


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