The Pleasure Prescription: To Love, to Work, to Play -- Life in the Balance
Psychologist and author Paul Pearsall is an expert on the relationship between pleasure, stress, and the immune system. According to him, it isn't too much stress but too little joy that is killing people. Dr. Pearsall shows how the latest research in physical and emotional health validates the Oceanic Way - the principles and practices of ancient Polynesian cultures. The...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Hunter House Publishers
(first published August 26th 1996)
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Feb 26, 2013 Tristy rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
There were parts of this book that I LOVED and other sections I could barely get through. In the end, Paul Pearsall's message is one of delight and joy and pleasure and I love that. It's also really wonderful to find a very "Health at Every Size (HAES)" approach in a book that does not label itself officially as "fat-friendly." I did feel a bit oppressed by his many "questionnaires" that were designed to show us, the readers, how woefully empty of pleasure our lives are. The on-going message in...more
What a joyful man. I would have loved to participate in one of his workshops. Sadly, he passed on several years ago but he has left us many insights on how to live a happier life. His style is a bit cliche-driven, but his message is uniquely uplifting.