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Book Review: Shallow Love by Gregory Nicholas Malouf

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Shallow Love by Gregory Nicholas Malouf is an important book which explains how our thoughts impact the people around us and what we can do to improve human relationships for everyone within our milieu.

Malouf explains that each of us needs to forgive ourselves, seek out the origin of our fears and learn to share with others around us. At bottom, we do not face the past to relive it. We face the past to forgive it.

Malouf explains that we are holding on to guilt whenever we attack, try to control, criticize or judge other people. Projecting guilt is how we hold onto unresolved emotional issues.

According to the author, guilt originates from past hurts, traumas or unresolved issues. Generally speaking, people don’t regret their successes. They regret failures by projecting guilt outward to others.

The book explains how to remove guilt from our lives by recognizing that we are all equal, nurturing ourselves and setting healthy boundaries. The author explains that each of us is taught to question love while accepting fear. Quite the converse is true.

We should accept love unconditionally and learn to question our fears. Only then will each of us get a release from the fears that consume us.

Malouf explains the process for releasing us from our fears. First, we must become more aware of our feelings and behaviors. Next, each of us must be willing to face the facts which are at the heart of our reality. Lastly, we must act with courage and a quiet acceptance of things we cannot change. At bottom, we must learn to choose our thoughts wisely and learn to drop negative feelings.

Shallow Love is an important book on how to learn to live with ourselves more confidently. The book emphasizes the power of love over interminable negativity in human relations.

Everyone should read this book in order to redirect life’s efforts more constructively. Only we can get an internal release from pain. Medical people can help in the search for inner wellness. Ultimately, we must take the initial steps which lead to feeling better about ourselves and the others around us.

Malouf explains these concepts in a step-by-step fashion beginning with the hurts and ending with the learning experiences that are requisite to resolving our negativities permanently.

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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.