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Change of Perspective – Not Easy To Do

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A great friend of mine whom I have known since I was three year old has had an extremely difficult time lately. He realized his wife was having an affair and when he confronted her she decided to leave him for the other man. Bob was devastated and found himself falling into depression. He visited his doctor, a psychologist, and attended a self-help group for support. The doctors prescribed medication but Bob fell further deeper into his depression, which included serious thoughts of suicide. One evening he expressed his mental condition to his son. His son made a 911 call, and Bob was rushed to a local hospital. For two days he was detained in the mental health wing. During this time Bob was also having paranoid thoughts regarding his physical health and asked for full blood works and a physical examination. While waiting to see one of his doctors he met Trish in the Read More

Positivity and Inspiration

How I Wrote My Book in Under Four Months

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I have always enjoyed finding the right words to fit into my poetry! However, it was a brand new experience for me when I wrote my book in under four months – no less! My youngest sister and I started this journey side by side 5 years ago. After we all lost our incredible and amazing mother. We interviewed the people together planning to include their insights in the impending book. Then we agreed that Julie would write the book and as I have a strong sales background, I would follow through with marketing and selling our mother’s uplifting and inspirational life story. After we had completed the interview process with 18 people, my sister was not responding to my calls and I knew something was up. Many weeks went by and I finally connected with her. Julie then expressed to me that she could not write this book. Something was holding her back. As she told Read More

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Want To Meet Tom Herstad at Your Local Indigo?

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Meet Tom Herstad at Your Local Indigo Local Author Sheds Inspirational Light At Indigo Book Signings: If you or any of your friends and family would like to meet Tom Herstad, the author of the Inspirational Autobiography “Love, Care, and Share,” you have three chances to meet him this month starting next week. Come and be inspired by him and ask him any questions you may have about life, inspiration and about why and how Tom Herstad wrote his book: 1)    September 17th, 2016 Where: Oakville, Ontario Indigo’s Oakville – 310 North Service Rd., West, (in Dorval Crossing shopping center) Who: Tom Herstad, Author of Inspirational Autobiography “Love, Care, and Share,” Why: Tom Herstad will sign copies of the book “Love, Care, and Share,” Date:  Sept 17, 2016 Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 2)   September 18th – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: at Indigo – Milton Crossroads, 1180 Steeles Ave, East, Milton, Ontario 3)    September Read More

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The Many Benefits of Eating Together As a Family

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Up to a couple of decades ago families always had Sundays to reunite, catch up and reload. Sunday was the day to spend time together, eat together, relax and watch favorite shows together. This was the time before mobile devices and multi TVs in each of our homes. The balance of the week was crammed with work and chores for adults and school and extra-curricular activities for the children. I remember Saturdays were shopping and errand days. My many memories of our Sundays are how we spent the day experiencing music together. I remember Dad taking one of us on his motorcycle for a ride or driving the family-full car from one relative to another. One of the defining factors for me which represented the end of the weekend was the TV show “Tiny Talent Time”, which aired at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Those days were full of wonderful times and the Sundays consisting of Read More

Positivity and Inspiration

Let Mother Nature Nurture and Mother You

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There are many books and blogs dedicated to the subject of building and enjoying a better life, becoming happier and how to become more successful in your personal life and career. Here are some of my lessons learned and surprising ways forward which may help you with the above: 1. When You’re Feeling Low, Go and Help Someone Else. In other words, love care and share! In our fast paced, stress-filled lives, we can all succumb to getting the blues, or getting depressed. And sometimes we are too deeply in the situation to recognize it or know how to get out from under the grey, all-consuming cloud. You can drag yourself out of the darkness by taking the focus away from yourself and your issues. Whether they are health, love, family or business problems, it’s easier to get busy by helping someone else. Getting an opportunity to do the smallest chores, even getting your elderly Read More

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Stress And Burnout Survival Strategies

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Stress and burnout have become universal conditions! We must find ways to avoid or minimize the effects of this malady before it becomes debilitating and negatively impacts all areas of our lives. I run a busy LED lighting design company, and just became a fully fledged author this month. After nearly four years of planning, writing and going through all the stages of the publishing process to share my book with the world, Author Kristen Lamb’s latest blog post hit home. Stress and lack of time to accomplish all we need to do are part of our every day struggles and burnout can be around the next corner when we least expect it. So when my editor/publisher, Tanya Freedman shared with me Kristen Lamb’s blog post, I had to share it with you all. For LINK to full blog post, click here. In this informative, insightful and sometimes humorous article Ms. Lamb shares some coping Read More

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Why Bad News Sells and How We Can Stop Buying Into It!

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The news has always consisted of dreaded tragedies, sad circumstances of communities, cities and countries. I realize that the continued focus has always been on the negative stories. The car accidents, the shootings, natural disasters, the hatred. Why does this stuff sell? Is it because we care, or is it something completely different? Why are we addicted to watching bad news on TV and News Feeds? I learned my own answers to this recently. Taking a Step Back Until a few months ago I was one of the millions of people glued to CNN and other news channels, and news feeds on my laptop or cell phone, needing to stay updated about the natural disasters and tragedies befalling our human race. My day started and ended with the TV warning me about our increasingly dangerous and volatile world. However, over five months ago when my TV stopped working, and I have not watched the news Read More

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How I Found An Editor, Finished and Published The Book

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This is directly from the beginning of the book, Love, Care and Share: Preface While preparing to write the book, I booked a trip to Cuba at a remote resort on the peninsula of Cayo Coco to centre myself. To sit in a lawn chair, stare at the stars, gaze at the ocean, read the “Autobiography of a Yogi,” eat fresh lobster on the beach, ride a scooter around the peninsula, and walk along the shore to find my inner spiritual strength. I needed clarity to make some extremely important decisions before embarking on this impending commitment ahead of me. My youngest sister, Julie, came along; we had initiated this work together three years ago after my mother’s passing. Now it was time to blow more wind into the sail of this labour of love. My fun, loving sister would also bring lots of depth to the book. One of the decisions was how to Read More

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Why I Had to Write Love, Care & Share – Part 1

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Many people have already read my book, Love, Care and Share, and the reviews have been incredibly gratifying. I now realize how important it was to write this inspiring book for myself, but also how it has already helped and brought joy and meaning to so many people. The book reviews and the personal messages I have received  for this inspiring book have made every moment of the journey worthwhile. Even those times when my memories were hard to recall and write about. But most of the writing adventure has been just that; a glorious, engaging and joyful experience which has helped me grow and become even more grateful for all aspects of my life. Before I tell you about my journey to getting the final, published book in my hands, my book’s introduction explains the first part of why I felt compelled to write Love, Care and Share: INTRODUCTION: As I embarked on this Read More

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Love Care & Share Book Launch: Sun July 31, 2016

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Finally, exciting news for all my friends, family and other amazing supporters! The book launch for Love Care and Share is on Sunday at 2-4pm on July 31, 2016. In Norval, Ontario. For more information please email me: contact@TomHerstadBook.com Writing this book has shown me just how much my Mother’s life principles have formed the foundations of my life and continues to do so to this very day. Additionally, her constant and consistent focus on finding the good in all who came across her path made her an uplifting life-force her entire journey here on earth. Please contact me below for the complete address of the book launch venue or those of you who have my cell phone number may wish to contact me that way.In the meantime, while we wait for the Love Care Share book launch please visit the rest of this site where you can read the amazing coincidences that occurred as Read More