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Healthy Pleasures

Ornstein, Robert; Sobel, David
Publisher:  Addison-Wesley Publishing, Don Mills, Canada
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  301pp   ISBN:  0-201-12669-9
Library of Congress Number:  RA776.076 1989   Dewey:  613--dc19
Resource Type:  Book

Playing to the natural strengths of mind and body, Healthy Pleasures explores ways to extend our lives as we enrich them, by understanding the crucial role of pleasure in our health.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface

Part One : The Pleasure Principle

The Pleasure Principle
Civilization and Its Displeasures
The New Science of Mood Medicine

Part Two : The virtues `of Sensuality

Coming to Your Senses
Good Scents and Good sex
Consuming Passions
Why Kill yourself to save your life?
The Rest

Part Three: Mental Investment

"...And the Pursuit of Happiness"
The Optimism Andidote
Telling Yourself a Good Story
Investing in Yourself
Indulging Yourself
Selfless Pleasures
Healthy Pleasures Points

Notes and references
Index

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