Pleasure Prescription: To Love, to Work, to Play-Life in the Balance

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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 five key components of this Way are patience, connection, pleasantness, modesty, and tenderness. Dr. Pearsall gives simple tests to find areas ...
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Overview

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 five key components of this Way are patience, connection, pleasantness, modesty, and tenderness. Dr. Pearsall gives simple tests to find areas of particular stress and unhappiness in our lives, and offers practical suggestions for dealing with our real, everyday challenges: in relationships, on the job, as parents, and in caring for our community and planet. We know more than we think we know, Dr. Pearsall reassures us, about what is good and healthy for us. He invites us to embrace a new contentment, and his compelling lessons gleaned from science and an age-old wisdom light the way.
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Educational psychologist Pearsall has written a book based on the 2000-year-old Polynesian concept of Aloha, embracing the five principles of patience, unity, agreement, humility, and kindness. Aloha means to give and share the breath of life and to embrace life by sharing its sacredness with others. In contrast to Western and Eastern principles glorifying the individual or self-enlightenment, the Aloha prescription glorifies the whole. The book is in three parts: reclaiming your natural pleasure path, describing the five Aloha principles in detail, and applying the principles to daily living. It provides tests, succinct formulas, and catch phrases all designed to help you find shared joy and listen to your body's "seventh sense," which is telling you something is not right. Pearsall interweaves references to scientific studies, oceanic philosophy, anecdotes, and personal stories. Unfortunately, some footnotes are incomplete, and the bibliography contains many references ten to 20 years old. Nevertheless, Pearsall takes the quick-fix manual to a higher plane and wants us to change our mental outlook and inner core, not just glue-gunning a veneer onto our current lifestyle.Susan E. Burdick, Reading, Pa.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780897932080
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Important Note for the Reader
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Catching Your Breath - and Saving Your Life 9
Ch. 2 Pleasure - The Seventh Sense 24
Ch. 3 The Aloha Test 35
Ch. 4 Your Invitation to Paradise 47
Ch. 5 The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life 63
Ch. 6 Cranial "G-Spots": The Psychoneurology of Pleasure 79
Ch. 7 The Pleasure of Patience - Success Aloha Style 97
Ch. 8 The Cycle of Connection - Overcoming the Illusion of Separateness 114
Ch. 9 The Power of Pleasantness - No Bliss, No Gain 128
Ch. 10 The Magic of Modesty - Silencing the Self, Saving the Soul 145
Ch. 11 The Gift from Giving - Try a Little Tenderness 162
Ch. 12 Making a Pleasurable Partnership 181
Ch. 13 Raising Blissful Families in Pressured Times 191
Ch. 14 Laboring with Love: Health and Balance in the Workplace 202
Ch. 15 Loving and Learning Through the Hard Times 212
Ch. 16 Joy to the World: Caring for Our Enchanted Planet 224
Notes 233
Polynesian Glossary 254
Bibliography 257
Index 269
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