I was given an amazing opportunity recently to use the Daily Whisper Inspirational Card Decks created by Barbara Lemke! She has various type of card decks to purchase however I was drawn to both the Kids and the Women decks.
I was looking forward to seeing how my toddler would respond to these cards and was curious as to the conversations that would ensue. I was also personally looking forward to checking out the Woman deck!
I was beyond thrilled that Barbara also sent me the Women's Whisper Deck. I am going through a more difficult period in my life right now (we all have those times). I find it hard to make time for myself and taking care of my mental health.
The women's deck was also filled with affirmations and pictures of brightly colored flowers, which I found to be calming.
All of the cards spoke to me, but I found a few that seemed to apply more specifially to me in my situation. After having a baby, I struggled with my body image (still do at times) just like the majority of other moms. It's hard to feel beautiful and sexy when you haven't washed your hair, have spit up all over you and are in your sweats suffering from sleep deprivation as evidenced by those scary dark circles under the eyes. I was also used to having so much contol and structure over my life that I found it hard to adjust to the things that would randomly come up as they do when you have children. I wasn't going to have that spotless house where everythin was super organized and pretty. I also had huge guilt for going back to work and had to come to terms with knowing that it was necessary for our family and that it would benefit all of us. I had to release my need for needing control, to let it be, and just know that things will unfold as they are meant to. These cards are a great way to give yourself a positive affirmation to focus on each day. With the craziness of everyday life, we often forget to remind ourselves of these things. As moms we are often the last people we take care of and do so only if there is extra time in the day (I know extra time? Who has that?) But these cards are great because they are small and portable and fit right into my purse. I can pull one out in the morning and set a positive tone for my day!
Below are some of my favorites! If you haven't seen Barbara's cards yet, I HIGHLY recommend you do. Whether they are for the kids or for YOU, they are great additions to the day. If you have to pick one, I would pick the Women's deck because so few of us actually take the time to do our own mental helah self care and the Women's deck really makes it easy for us to do that!
Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BSLCreations or on the web: www.bslcreations.com
About Barbara Lemke and Daily Whisper Inspirational Card Decks
Barbara Lemke, owner of BSL Creations and Daily Whisper Inspirational Card Decks, began her journey of educating and inspiring people in 1991 when she took a series of personal development courses that taught her to take charge of her life. A “light-bulb” moment of realization occurred, and Barbara found that by taking responsibility for her actions, both good and bad, she could effectively change her outlook, and ultimately her position in life, by focusing on her strengths and keeping a positive outlook.
In the mid-1990s, after completing her course-work, Barbara worked for “The People’s Network,” an educational television network dedicated to providing informational, and inspirational, programming. After four years, Barbara decided to venture out on her own and bring her message to people in a new way – through the advent of BSL Creations, and Daily Whisper Inspirational Card Decks.
Beginning her focus with women, Barbara wrote and designed inspirational messages and artwork that focuses on using the strengths we all possess to successfully tackle and overcome obstacles faced in daily
life. After seeing the immediate impact her messages had on the women in her life, and receiving positive feedback from customers, Barbara decided to focus on the needs of children and teens as well. Daily Whisper Inspirational Card Decks are now available for women, for children, and for teens – each set focusing on the unique challenges faced at these different life stages.
Today, Barbara’s cards can be purchased at craft fairs and online at her Etsy shop (www.bslcreations.com),
and are now available for retail sales.
Cape Cod Moms