Monday, April 15, 2013

Past Tense by Shawn & Ron Kilgarin: A Kindle Fire Giveaway Tour

A fun way to find new authors and books is through book tours. I’m delighted today to participate in Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tour for PAST TENSE: 365 Daily Tools for Putting Stress Behind You For Good,  a self-help/self-management book by Shawn and Ron Kilgarlin.

PAST TENSE by Shawn and Ron Kilgarlin

coverThe title of this book, PAST TENSE, says a lot. In our hectic lives, most of us feel we’re way past tense when it comes to the stress we deal with daily.

The Kilgarlins have created a handbook of sorts to help reduce the pressures of stress. The book is filled with simple solutions for just about every pressure you can image. There are tips and techniques to follow, along with inspiring quotes and sayings from people of all walks of life.

The book is broken down into 24 sections. They include: Isolating Your Stressors; Stress Handling Tools; Better Health, Less Stress; Beating Stress With Organization; Beating Stress With Friendship; Love and Appreciation; Family and Stress; Community and Happiness; When Stress Leads to Addiction; Faith Conquers Stress; Dealing With Holiday Stress; First Day of School; Peer Pressure; Meditation for Stress Relief; Overcoming Heartache; Time Management; Being Productive; Overcoming Postpartum Depression; Stress-Beating Supplements and Ideas; Stress and the College Student; Stop Fuming and Fretting; Over a Lifetime; Dealing With Abuse; and Mental Health Challenges. 

Each section contains numerous ways to deal with that problem, as well as various facets of it. Here are just a few examples of what you’ll find:
* Stress Handling Tools - Read
* Family and Stress - Spend Quality Time
* Being Productive - Sticky Notes, Almost As Great As Banana Bread
* Stop Fuming and Fretting - Let It Out: Blast Your Music
* Mental Health Challenges - Become Your Own Best Friend

PAST TENSE is not a book you would want to read from cover to cover and then put away. This is more of a book to savor a page or two (or maybe a section) at a time. You can go to a specific section that deals with the stress you’re feeling or just open to a page and see how it relates to you that day. It gives you 365 engaging "page-a-day" stories to help with your stress level.

When it comes to stress, each of us deals with it differently and have diverse needs to manage it. For that reason, I think PAST TENSE will appeal to each person individually as each will get what they need from it.

The book also contains a resource guide, website and telephone support for abuse, group therapy information, and a meditation guide. PAST TENSE will remind you of simple things you can do to reduce your stress and provide helpful tips and techniques to maintain your stress level.

We may never get rid of stress completely in our lives, but this handy book provides sage advice on reducing and managing it.

PAST TENSE: 365 Daily Tools for Putting Stress Behind You For Good by Shawn and Ron Kilgarlin, American Screening Corp, @2013, ISBN: 978-1623331214, Hardcover, 452 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of the authors’ virtual book tour. The book was sent to me by the authors in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

As I mentioned earlier, the authors (a husband and wife team) are on tour. For more on their tour, links to other sites they are visiting, where to find them on the web, and a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD, check out their Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tour Page.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS     Shawn V. Kilgarlin is a writer, speaker, and Chief Operating Officer of Louisiana-based American Screening Corporation (ASC), a nationwide leader in drug testing products since 1999. In 2011, she was named a Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Health Care Support.
    Ms. Kilgarlin's husband (and co-author), Ron Kilgarlin is ASC's CEO and an internationally recognized sales expert. Their company has helped over a million people deal with the plague of substance abuse.
    While unusually active in her industry and community, Ms. Kilgarlin's true passions are writing and helping those in need. She is the author of the book God's Love Letters: Overcoming Adversity. Past Tense is her second book. 

Thank you for stopping by today. Do you have a tip or technique that helps you deal with stress?


  1. Mason - I think part of living the healthiest life we can is to find ways to cope with and manage the stress in our lives. I'm glad these authors are addressing the topic. I've found that learning to say, 'No,' is essential to managing stress.

  2. This time of year in the public school world is more stressful than any other. Everyone is grumpy. But, we get time off and that helps everyone's stress.

  3. Who can't use a little help dealing with stress these days? I still find the "cuddle the dog" method very effective.

    Mason - Thanks so much for putting the link to Flights of Fiction on your sidebar. I really appreciate it.


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