Cue Cards for Life: Gentle Reminders for Better Relationships

by SomeGirl on February 10, 2012 · 3 comments

 

Some time ago, a sweet reader sent me an email asking if I’d be interested in reading and reviewing her upcoming book, Cue Cards for Life: Gentle Reminders for Better Relationships by Christina Steinorth, MA, MFT.

What she shared about the book’s purpose to improve relationships in your life, how easy it was to read (since you’ve heard me say many times here that I don’t like to read), and her credentials as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist piqued my curiosity and I gladly accepted a copy of her book to review.

Thankful for a little quiet reading time (in the waiting rooms we’ve spent the past 5 and a half months in for vision and auditory therapy), I opened it up and began to read away.

Let me tell you, Christina was right when she said Cue Cards for life is easy to read! The book is set up so it can be used like an encyclopedia, and the reader simply needs to turn to the section that he or she feels is relevant to find the help that is needed.

Each section has tips (Cue Cards) that are easy to read in one sitting and quite easy to apply.

I’ve even found myself thinking about some of Christina’s Cue Card advice as I’ve dealt with different situations in life/relationships.  (Thank you, Christina!)

Here’s a little about Christina Steinorth and her book, Cue Cards for Life, as taken from the description on her Amazon page (why reinvent the wheel, right?)… ;)

In her private practice as a psychotherapist, Christina Steinorth noticed that many of her patients came in with the same communication problems. Couples would neglect their love relationships, parents would talk at their teens instead of talking to them, and adults found few guidelines for interacting well with their aging parents. In fact, most people seemed to put more thought into deciding what to have for dinner than they did in choosing what they said and how they behaved in important situations. As a result, something seemed to go wrong — but they were unsure of exactly what. Steinorth made Cue Cards for her patients to help them with these recurring problems.

The book starts with an overview of communication basics, such as the importance of listening and eye contact, boundaries and personal space, and nonverbal communication (body language). Steinorth then offers prompts that highlight what to say and do in a variety of situations. The book includes Cue Cards for improving communication/relationships in the areas of love, parent/teen interaction, caring for aging parents, getting along with in-laws and in the workplace. There are also Cue Cards for weddings, parties and major social events.

Cue Cards for Life can help people improve their daily interactions. Most of us underestimate the power common courtesy and kindness have to improve all relationships, and all of us encounter situations in life where we stumble a little. Sometimes we need a gentle reminder — a cue card, a clue card — to steer us back in the right direction.

I’m glad to have had the opportunity to review this book and think it goes hand in hand with the message of this blog, to Fraddle (put love into action)!

If you’d like to improve your relationships and need a little expert advice along the way, I’d definitely recommend getting a copy of Cue Cards for Life: Gentle Reminders for Better Relationships (available for pre-order now)!

(Just don’t try to do everything in the book all at once, you’ll drive yourself crazy! Take it little by little and give yourself grace as you show those around you how much you care.)
Btw, if you have a relationship you’d like prayer for, let us know in the comment section below and I and my sweet friends who read this will pray for you. Isn’t that right, sweet friends? :)

Love, Michelle (aka SomeGirl)
One more thing, I did receive a book to review but have not been compensated in any other way for this review and will not be compensated for your purchase. Although I did receive a sweet Christmas card and lovely cross journal for journaling notes on ways to fraddle for or with others from my new sweet friend, Christina. :)

 

{ 3 comments }

Betsy at Zen Mama

Love these! I think I’ll have to get the book and check out her site as well. Does she have a website? I just see the links to her amazong page. The cards would make great posts on Facebook, too!

PS I’d love a little prayer for my parents as they settle into a new life of retirement that isn’t exactly how they planned. Thanks everyone!

SomeGirl

I’ll definitely be praying for your parents, Betsy!

I didn’t even think to put Christina’s website up there… it’s http://christinasteinorth.com/ and I just went back and added it. :)

She also has a nice FB page: http://www.facebook.com/CueCardsForLife I bet you guys would really hit it off!

Patti

I just said a prayer for your parents, and for you Betsy!

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