Dec 042015


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

Influence Publishing
ISBN: 978-1771411240
Published November 1, 2015
Softcover, 238 pages
Content Rating: G

Where are you on your priority list? A key question in measuring self-care. Uncover your own customized strategies for moving further up that list as you bring this thought provoking and interactive book to life around your own kitchen table. Connect with friends and get your sense of self back with doable self-care strategies.

Author Lorrie Forde invites you to break all the old rules about not writing in books—this one is yours to write in, reflect back on, and share as you choose. Make it work for you! This is not another thing to add to your ‘to-do’ list. Let the pages do the work and before you know it, you’ll be laughing with friends, reconnecting with your passion, and the envy of your peers as you figure out what ‘feeds you’ and where your ‘weak spots’ are. How long will it take till you’re using “F” words all the time and your cookie jar is overflowing? Analogies like this cookie jar and using really good “F” words help us to laugh at reality and a little laughter really can make all the difference.

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That title got your attention didn’t it? In this case, the “F” words are good ones.The author does a wonderful job of showing how important, and easy, it is to be happier. Not only is this a self-help book, it’s also a workbook where you can write (gasp!) in the book to keep track of your progress. I had the PDF version and transferred it to my Kindle, so I used a piece of paper. Good thing since I don’t know if I could have written in the book.

There are many different ways in the book to help you become more fulfilled, one of which is to join or start a support group that focuses on being positive.

I think this is a great book for anyone who wants to be more content with their life. With the author guiding you in this journey, it’s like having your own personal self-help coach.

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to work on making you a priority in your life, and being a more content person.


8384d8ac-8053-4c67-a75f-06919b712793 Lorrie Forde is a daughter, a mother, a sister, a grandma, and a friend. She learned the hard way that balance is her secret ingredient in the analogy of a full and healthy ‘cookie jar’.

During a twenty-five year career in post-secondary education and through her work as a professional Executive and Life Coach, Lorrie has gathered the research and the tools she needed to bring this book to life. “I believe everyone deserves to have a coach and this book was a way for me to make that possible. I invite my readers to have fun with the process and to trust that their answers will come—they always do.” Lorrie loves to fill her days with adventure and laughter. She enjoys her work and says, “I work hard but I work to live—I don’t live to work.”

Connect with the author:   Website  ~ Twitter  ~  Facebook


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  9 Responses to “Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care
by Lorrie Forde”

  1. I like books that are positive like this one. Cute pun on the F word in the title. We can all think of some great positives that begin with F as is illustrated on the cover.

    • Hi Tina,
      Glad you enjoyed the title – I knew as soon as it showed up as one of my chapter titles that it needed to be on the cover! 🙂 I look forward to hearing what you think of the inside of the book too. I believe that positivity is a great vantage point so based on your comment – my hunch is that you’ll enjoy the book.

  2. Vicki, thank you for hosting this terrific giveaway! I like the idea of doable, holistic self-care. I will add this generous giveaway to my blog’s sidebar. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Hi Suko,
      Thanks for helping to spread the word about this give-away! I hope you decide to dive into Really Good F Words for yourself too. Doable and holistic self-care are words that definitely describe the content and the activities you’ll find on it’s pages. I look forward to hearing your thoughts once you’ve had a chance to read the book.

  3. I’d love to win because it’s easy to get stuck in worrying about other people – husband, kids, church folk, and putting yourself on the back burner. This sounds helpful and positive.

    • Hi Carol,
      Fingers are crossed that you’re the lucky winner of this give-away! 🙂

      It is easy to get stuck worrying about everyone else’s ‘stuff’ and falling off our own ‘to do’ list. Once you get your own copy of Really Good F Words you’ll see that it calls you to action and can be just the excuse needed to intentionally get back on that list. I see you reference kids in your comment. As a mom it’s even tougher to commit to keeping ourselves on the list but the bonus of doing it is that our kids get to see us model intentional healthy self-care and in the end….isn’t that what we want for them too?

      I look forward to hearing about your experience with Really Good F Words Carol.

  4. Thanks for the review Vicki and I empathize with your struggle at the challenge of writing in any book. 🙂

    Your reference to personal contentment and moving self a little higher up on the priority list really does get to the crux of the issue. It can be difficult to dedicate the time self-care requires but if we’re in pursuit of happiness in our lives it is incumbent on us to make sure we are showing up somewhere on that list each and every day.

    Thanks again Vicki – I am happy that it worked out for you to be able to review Really Good F Words and I look forward to hearing more about your journey with it should you choose to share.
    Lorrie Forde

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