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Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde

Updated on December 1, 2015

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I was sent a free copy of Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde.

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Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde

Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde has a wide array of:

  • self-care ideas
  • self-care activities
  • stress management for all ages
  • individual activities
  • group activities
  • strategies to change negative self-talk

Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde will help you to answer questions like:where are you on your priority list?Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde will help you to uncover and create your own customized strategies for moving yourself further up that list. Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde is not just another thing to add to your already growing To-Do list it is an interactive book that you can actually write in that will help you to see yourself as important too.

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Lorrie Forde

Lorrie Forde is:

  1. a daughter
  2. a mother
  3. a sister
  4. a grandma
  5. a friend
  6. a professional Executive and Life Coach

Lorrie Forde learned the hard way that balance is her secret to not only a healthy life, but also the main ingredient in the analogy of a full and healthy ‘cookie jar’. Lorrie Forde spent 25 years of life working in post-secondary education and as an Executive and Life Coach. Lorrie Forde wrote Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care because she believes that everyone deserves to have a coach. Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care is her way of making the belief into reality.

Lorrie Forde also has her very own website where people can explore her life, her books, and read her advice and discover new resources. Her website can be found at: http://mountaintopcoaching.ca/

Review

As I wrote at the top of this hub: "I was sent a free copy of Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde."

As many of you already know I am currently a student at Southern New Hampshire University and I am working towards a bachelor's degree in psychology. As a psychology student I found the idea of everyone being able to have a life coach in the form of a book to be an interesting concept which I had a desire to explore. A bit off topic, but I would love to study the difference between a book as a life coach and a human as a life coach which one would provide more assistance, would it very from person to person?

I opened this book and waded through the acknowledgments, the table of contents, and the prologue/preface chapter. I began reading chapter one and I was surprised to find stories about other people's lives and decisions, but I waded onward into the book. I felt myself beginning to feel disappointment. I expected to find suggestions and help on how to make me practice better self care not mini autobiographies on other people. I felt relieved when I hit chapter five on on page 39 titled Your Turn. Now chapter five was what I was expecting the book asked me questions and left room for me to answer them in the book. I actually had to go back and reread some of the stories because now it had made perfect sense why there were all those stories. They were not just autobiographies they were self care ideas that I could implement in my own life if I wanted. I felt like kicking myself that author had set up the perfect way to help me practice self-care and I had overlooked it because of my own expectations. I do kind of wish the author had included a not in the beginning on why there were so many stories and what there purpose was.

Having now read this book I would suggest that anyone looking for some help with practicing self care reads this book. As it will guide you through the process of helping yourself. I would recommend skipping to chapter five reading the questions and then going back to chapter one. Doing it this way allows you to know why there are so many stories about other people and ti puts them in better perspective. This book provides amazing advice, is well organized (would have loved a note about the why of the stories, but that is more of a me thing than something against the book), and truly helps to reach people on the importance of self-care. Everyone deserves self care, but not everyone wants to speak to someone else about their life this book is the perfect solution for those people.

If you are wondering why many of the words that begin with the letter f are in bold it is because all f words are in bold in Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde.

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      Lorrie Forde 21 months ago

      Thanks for the review Misty103. It was really interesting for me to hear your preference to get to the material that begins on page 39. I love that we are all so unique! :) Some reviewers can't get enough of hearing about the experience of others while many of us prefer to get right into our own story. Your creative ability to use Really Good F Words in a way that best fit with your interests was a perfect example of self-care!

      Lorrie Forde

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      Lorrie Forde 21 months ago

      Thanks for the review Misty103. Your comment about our own expectations potentially setting us up for disappointment is so true! I can always tell when I'm headed in that direction by my urgency to "get to the point" or frustration with "not knowing what one thing has to do with another". But I sure do love that 'aha' moment when something begins to make sense! :)

      I also love your curiosity about the benefits of coaching in person or via a book. Might be a great topic for a paper! I can tell you that in my work (whether business or personal focused coaching) everyone is unique and each client's process as well as their interests are as unique as they are. I can also tell you that for myself.....when I'm working with my coach I really like having a variety of methods for working through whatever issue I'm facing. (I have both a coach where the focus of our work shifts between business and personal topics). I journal with intention, I read books that are relevant, I focus on my question with my coach, I speak with others who have walked a similar path before me, and I spend quiet time in reflection. It's hard for me to think about choosing any one of those methods over another because sometimes it is during the work with my coach where I find my answer but other times the best ideas come out of journalling or another activity.

      Yep....great topic for a paper! .....and if you'd like to experience what it would be like to work with a coach, I encourage you to contact me - I'd be happy to give you a sample. :)

      Lorrie Forde