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The Pleasure Zone: Why We Resist Good Feelings & How to Let Go and Be Happy

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The ability to enjoy ourselves affects our health. It determines the depth and quality of our connection with others; it ultimately determines whether or not we lead a fulfilling life. For thousands of years, in cultures all over the world, pleasure has been disdained and demonized. It's time to reclaim our birthright. Time to proclaim the true wisdom of a life informed by ...more
Hardcover, 297 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by MJF Books (first published August 1997)
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Harry Doble
When a self help book starts off with some excellent practical advice but towards the end starts tacitly endorsing certain strains of New Age pseudoscience and makes a worrying claim about ties to our reptilian ancestry. I still recommend it.
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The overall premise of this book is that many people are somewhat afraid of pleasure. We're afraid of losing control and going hog wild, so we stick with the proper, practical, uptight, or no-fun options whenever we have a choice. I've done that quite a bit in my life; I'd definitely say there's some truth to it. The book presents suggestions for how to let yourself embrace pleasure without wrecking your life. Basically, relax and be compassionate with yourself. If you're not so restrictive with ...more
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I’m a psychologist and psychotherapist who specializes in relationship and sexual enrichment.

In my thirty five years of practicing, researching and writing I have developed a method for personal self-discovery and couple’s enhancement that is based on these fundamentals:

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