Sarah’s Rap: This deck of cards is one of my favorite things. They’re not for playing poker or Go Fish, but instead they’re fifty-two notes to feed your soul and provide needed support and affirmation.
Melissa gave this to me as a gift a few years ago when I was struggling with my digestive health and the resulting emotional turbulence. I remember opening it up and seeing the title,”Crazy Sexy Love Notes”, thinking ‘what in the heck did she send me?’. Inside I found a brilliant concept by Kris Carr, a best-selling author, cancer survivor and wellness advocate. These cards are, as the box proclaims, “Messages from your wise & fabulous inner self.”
Depending on the day, a different card calls to me, depending on what I need most in that moment. The one that shouts the loudest is displayed in my home office so that I can see it be reminded of what I need to do for my well-being. As I write this, “Breathe Deeply” is the card of the day, as I have been crazy busy lately and not taking the time to relax and just breathe. When I have been eating poorly and feeling miserable, the “Nourish Yourself” card comes out. If I feel depressed or down, it’s a toss-up between “Ask for Help” and “Notice the Blessings”. It’s amazing at how just reading the Love Note and looking at the beautiful illustrations ground me and give me renewed dedication to health and myself.
If you’re interested in getting your own box of Crazy Sexy Love Notes, enter our giveaway before November 7th by liking The Sister Rap on Facebook. If you’ve missed the deadline and want to order your own or want to learn more about the amazing stuff Kris is up to, check out Kris’s blog. She regularly posts healthy recipes and inspirational stories of survival and transformation, as well as tips for improving your health. I LOVE her site just as much as my Love Notes!
In closing, I’ll leave you with a snippet from today’s Love Note on display at my desk.
“Breathe Deeply: Inhale a long…slow…big…delicious breath. Exhale. Remember, whenever the going gets tough, take a deep breath and trust that you are capable of greatness.”