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Book Review: Activate Joy: Live Your Life Beyond Limitations by AlixSandra Parness DD

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Activate Joy: Live Your Life Beyond Limitations by AlixSandra Parness shows how to navigate life with a positive outlook despite a plethora of negations that face most people. Negations represent thoughts that argue against you at every turn.

AlixSandra Parness characterizes these thoughts as yabbits. The influential yabbits represent hoarding, over-control, perfectionist tendencies, rationalizations, analysis paralysis, procrastination and a host of behaviors that halt our advancement due to incessant internal questioning and doubts about the self. Serious self reflection can thwart negative thoughts and unwarranted doubts. Joy is ever present even when our hearts are breaking due to failure or loss.

The author explains that each person creates a unique reality. Passion is born of new ways of thinking, attitudes and individualized experiences. Our thoughts and feelings draw things to us by the Law of Resonance. These thoughts and

emotions create unarticulated new possibilities which free us from outmoded thinking and rehashing past outcomes- particularly negative ones.

In 2012, the author explains how the Milky Way, our sun, and the earth itself will realign. This realignment is said to occur every twenty six thousand years. The author draws religious references on occasion. For instance, Christ said “I am in the world but not of it.”

Activate Joy is a wonderful book which aims to provide cheer and joy in place of the expectation of failure and self doubt. The presentation is easy to read and understand — much like The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Normal Vincent Peale. Both books are unparalleled in their extraordinary capacity to remove self doubt, worry, stress, and resentment from daily life.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.