LYNDA FISHMAN is a trained clinical social worker, an inspirational speaker, and the author of Repairing Rainbows. Repairing Rainbows is the story of Lynda’s life after losing her mother and two little sisters in an Air Canada plane crash when Lynda was just 13 years old.
Lynda endured the pain of writing this book almost forty years later, because she was committed to sharing her personal story and all of the lessons she learned through the years, in the hope that she could help and inspire others faced with loss. Finding the strength to relive the deep pain and hurt, Lynda’s story illustrates the same choice she had to make over and over – the choice to live and to seeing the value in learning and growing from life’s most difficult moments and challenges.
After reading Repairing Rainbows, you can’t help but be inspired and clear on the fact that how you respond to loss is a choice.
Repairing Rainbows is a story about choices. It is loaded with strategies, guidance and reassurance, teaching people that while at times life makes no sense, there is always a way, a path, a direction to take back into the world to truly live. These life lessons and advice come from well earned experience of horrific tragedy and the journey Lynda took back to life.
Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of a marriage, loss of a home … loss is loss.
When people are faced with loss, they must deal with the fears, doubts and despair, as they make choices about the future direction of their life. But the biggest decision anyone has to make is whether or not they are choosing LIFE.
As an inspirational speaker, Lynda tells her story and talks about her eight key strategies for people who want to CHOOSE LIFE over sadness, bitterness or feeling defeated – for people who want to choose to bounce back when life has knocked them down – for people who want to choose happiness and success.
Lynda lives in Toronto with her husband, Barry. Together they have three grown children, a son-in-law, a grandson, and two dogs. The Fishman family is involved in fundraising and charity events for children dealing with tragedy, cancer or other life-threatening diseases.