Tuesday 26 May 2015

Review: Crazy Sexy Love Notes by Kris Carr

Last week on my birthday a beautiful thing arrived in the post. Although it wasn't sent as a birthday present, it really was a delightful gift - a review copy of Crazy Sexy Love Notes,a deck of 52 cards designed to make you feel good about life.

Don't get me wrong, these aren't just positive affirmation cards that say things like "I am perfect". They are gentle and uplifting, but they tell a few home truths too. The first one I got warned me not to gossip: "Avoid bonding over complaints and feeling superior. Human beings weren't meant to be perfect, and this includes you." It was a timely comment, as I had indeed just bitched about something.

The card I drew the following day was Confidence - which you can see below, to the left. It was again just what I needed to hear as I was having a bit of a low-confidence day. I was supposed to be writing something, but couldn't seem to find the right words. The card said: "Everybody starts somewhere...don't worry about making mistakes; you can always course correct." This is absolutely great advice for any writer. A poor first draft is better than no first draft at all. You can always improve it on the rewrite.

Pictures on cards are as important as words, and these are delightful - as you can see from the few I've photographed. The art is by Lori Portka. You can find out more about her work here: http://loriportka.com/

The deck works in the simplest way possible. You just pick a card. On one side is a picture and a brief phrase, on the other is a more detailed message. There's no book to look things up in or any complication at all. They are just lovely cards to guide you and help you make the most of each day. And, despite the title, they really aren't crazy at all.

Publisher Hay House says: "In this card deck from New York Times bestselling author Kris Carr, featuring gorgeous illustrations by artist Lori Portka, you'll find gentle, yet powerful reminders to help you care for and appreciate yourself at the deepest level. Let these love notes guide you back home when you lose your way, and remind you to choose love, nourish yourself, notice the blessings and accept yourself unconditionally."

Links and previous related posts
Crazy Sexy Love Notes: A 52-Card Deck


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