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Book Review: ‘The 5 Seasons: Tap into Nature’s Secrets For Health, Happiness and Harmony’ by Dr. Joseph Cardillo

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The 5 Seasons: Tap into Nature’s Secrets For Health, Happiness and Harmony by Dr. Joseph Cardillo shows how moods change during each of the five seasons. The five seasons in this framework are spring, summer, late summer, fall and the winter.

A strength of the book is that the author explains things that make us depressed during the year, as well as coping strategies to overcome gridlock or inaction.

Cardillo begins by explaining that spring is a time for new energy and fresh starts after the burdens of winter. The wood of the trees pushes upward while the wind blows the seed. This is the time to reset the mind and ride a wave of surging energy and boundless optimism. Deepak Chopra said the following about the springtime: “Every seed is the promise of a thousand forests.”

Following the spring, Cardillo explains that summer soars with abundance. By late summer, we begin to put roots into place. Autumn is a time to let go, while the coming winter is a time for dreaming and resting comfortably.

Cardillo believes that all of us can live longer by tapping into nature’s seasonal energy fields. For instance, the winter season is the time for meditation, dressing to protect from the cold, reading, sleeping more regularly, yoga, massage, stretching, hydrating and nurturing creativity.

The 5 Seasons: Tap Into Nature’s Secrets For Health, Happiness and Harmony  would be helpful for centering the mind in order to cope with pain.

The book is well written and aimed at a wide constituency of readers in the well-being industry and academe, providing an unusual perspective on advice and choices.

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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.