New Book Provides Latest Research On Happiness

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Pleasure: The Secret Ingredient in Happiness by Marisol Garcia, Ph.D. provides groundbreaking scientific research on how everyday pleasures can lead to increased happiness. According to Dr. Garcia, pleasure is therapeutic in treating stress, anxiety and depression.

Researchers state that forty percent of happiness is determined by the quality and quantity of pleasurable activities in someone’s life. Happy people spend more time engaging in pleasure than those who are not as happy. Furthermore, researchers argue that genetic and contextual factors influencing happiness can be overridden if pleasurable activities are given more attention. That is, the brain can be “rewired.”

Drawing from years of personal and professional experience in social behavior, Dr. Garcia packs this book with simple and practical guidelines, exercises, and inspiring personal narratives changing the relationship people have with pleasure. In this provocative book, people will be inspired to transform their lives. In Garcia’s words,

“I had to give up the notion that I shouldn't have pleasure and be pleasured. I didn’t feel I deserved to or should indulge in pleasure. I was scared that if I did, I wouldn’t go to work the next day. But in the end, incorporating pleasure into my life was effortless and made me feel happier. Feeling more happiness gave me more energy and enthusiasm to live my life.”

Marisol Garcia is a therapist, social researcher, writer, and lecturer. She received her doctorate from the University of Connecticut. Her private practice is located in Connecticut. Marisol is Assistant Director for Partners in Social Research. To learn more about her work, visit her website at or

Pleasure: The Secret Ingredient In Happiness can be found in print and ebook format on Amazon and Smashwords.


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