Colombian Celebrity Spreads Happiness With The Way to Happiness

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, 16th February, Maria Lara, Colombian Actress and TV star delivered a seminar in The Way to Happiness Foundation center, downtown Clearwater, on the book by the same name. A diverse group of dozens of people from all over Pinellas County attended. The Way to Happiness booklet is a non-religious and non-political moral code based wholly on common sense. It was written by L. Ron Hubbard as an individual work and is not part of any religious doctrine.

Since The Way to Happiness Center opened in downtown Clearwater on 11 July 2015, over 7000 people have toured through its state of the art interactive displays, seminar and conference rooms. Staff and volunteers have held over 200 events in the center and with their volunteers have distributed over 120,000 The Way to Happiness booklets throughout Tampa Bay.

Evidence of the alarming erosion of morality in the Tampa Bay area emerged when a recent survey found 50 percent of students in Pinellas County had been verbally bullied and 30 percent had been physically bullied. Additionally, the county ranks fourth in domestic violence with some 2,000 incidents last year alone.

Worldwide various groups and people have used The Way to Happiness and adopted its moral code, including teachers, ministers, businessmen and even entire companies. One stunning example:

  • When the National Police of Colombia adopted The Way to Happiness and undertook nationwide distribution, reaching 20 percent of the population, the nation's crime rates plummeted.

The Way to Happiness is available in 112 languages, with some 115 million copies distributed in 186 nations. The campaign to distribute the book has been embraced by more than 257,000 groups and individuals. It holds the Guinness World Record as the single most-translated nonreligious book and fills the moral vacuum in an increasingly materialistic society.

The Way to Happiness Center is supported by the Church of Scientology. The Way to Happiness campaign includes a series of public service announcements—one for each of the booklet's 21 common sense precepts. The book has also been brought vibrantly to life in an unabridged book on film. The Way to Happiness Educator's Package contains the materials needed to implement the program and fully engage students. All materials are available free of cost through the Foundation's headquarters on Fort Harrison Avenue. The Clearwater center is open to all from 10am to 10pm, 7 days a week. You are welcome to get your very own copy of The Way to Happiness or join us in one of our seminars. For further information please contact The Way to Happiness Center Manager Angela Matus at 727 467 6961 or by e-mail

CONTACT: TWTH Center Manager Angela Matus at 727 467 6961

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