Here is what people a few are saying about the Daily Whisper Card Decks:
Baby gift idea: Christian card decks
I have found another awesome gift for new parents as part of their baby gift...your Christian Kids cards!
What a perfect way to start family devotions with your children....the cards can be a part of your library or on your coffee table and when it's time for family devotion, the children can choose the card, read the quote, look up the bible passage and discuss as a family how God teaches us about the quote on the card! Love it!
Christian families are always looking for ways to make that family time special, interesting, and value-added, and these cards will serve this need so well!
Thanks to you!
Sandy Treichel, RN, CHWC
Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Health and Wellness Coach speaks about how she uses the cards with her clients.
I am a personal health and wellness coach and have found the Daily Whisper Cards useful as well as valuable in the work that I do. Part of working with people who want to improve their health is creating an environment of change, fostering self efficacy, and improving self esteem.
I use Barbara's inspirations to do just that! About every 3rd or 4th visit, I simply ask my clients to randomly choose a card from the pack and then read it aloud and reflect on how it can apply to their life. They have been 100% effective, because Barbara's daily inspirations speak to people, no matter what the situation. They serve to inspire, lift one's spirits, dig deep into the unspoken thoughts, and encourage along the way. I then ask them to take the card with them...post it at their work station, on their fridge, or place in a wallet....some have chosen to share with others! What a great way to create change in one's self, and in others :)
Thank you Barbara for your creativity, your inspiration and an effective tool for my clients!
Sandy Treichel, RN, CHWC
Certified Health and Wellness Coach
A Working Mom:
"Some days I feel great about myself and some days, like many women, I have a lot of negative thoughts about myself run through my mind. I should have reached out to that friend earlier. I should exercise more so I can be skinnier. I should not work and give my kids more time. I should have done more from my to-do list today."
"All of the things that go through my head bring me down and make me doubt the job I’m doing on a daily basis as a woman and as a mom. The truth is, yes there is always areas I can improve on but I’m really doing the best I can with the time and energy I have."
"That’s why I like these Daily Whisper Inspirational Message cards. They are little business card sized messages with beautiful colors that keep me thinking positively and encourage me daily. They neutralize negative beliefs and unhealthy self talk."
"One of my favorite cards talks specifically to women who work. As a mom who works from home this is constantly an area where I have a lot of negative self-talk and question myself a lot. Is this the best thing for my family? Am I giving my kids enough time? Most of the time these questions are insinuated by society and by others and not necessarily something brought on by me."
"I have been a stay at home mom. I have been a working mom. Now I’m a work at home mom and I am so blessed to be able to do what I do on a daily basis and I think what I am doing is best for my family. This card reminds me that this is a journey that I am on and my family and I are on it together. It’s also a daily reminder to express to my family how much I love them and am thankful for them."
Alicia from Making Time for Mommy
A Yoga Instructor:
Kids Yoga instructor and Whisper cards for kids
I love the cute illustrations on both sides of the cards & that the affirmations are relevant/meaningful for kids.
It is especially nice to see affirmation cards that are not “goofy” (you know the kind that imply that you always win, everyone will always like you, the sun is always shining, etc….. It’s not fair or healthy to give kids the impression that nothing bad will ever happen or that the only feeling that is okay is “happy”).
The Daily Whisper cards include affirmations about choices kids have control over (ex: I am always nice to my friends. I am kind to myself. I choose kind words when I speak. I am kind to everyone in my family. I am kind to all living creatures. I am considerate of other people feelings. I help my parents with work around the house., etc….), affirmations relating to difficult situations kids commonly face (ex: I don’t let bullies bother me, if they do I tell an adult I can trust. I know that some kids won’t like me and that’s okay. It is okay to fail sometimes, that just means I need to learn more and try again. I can be angry without hurting people of things. , etc….), affirmations that inspire kids to work hard & have confidence (ex: I try my best and don’t give up. I am proud of who I am and all that I have learned. I stay focused on my projects. I enjoy learning new things. I can be great when I put my mind to it. I am confident in myself. I am patient with myself as I learn new things. etc….) and affirmations that inspire feelings of love (ex: I am loved and very loveable. I am very important to my family. I am happy to be me., etc….).
I used the plush star *& cards during relaxation in OMazing Kids yoga with our inpatients at the JD McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities last week (where I work full-time as a Speech-Language Pathologist). I picked out cards that related to the story and activities we did in yoga that day. It’s important for affirmations to make sense & are more meaningful when used in context. The kids enjoyed practicing deep breathing with the star on their belly. Then each child took a card out of the pocket and read it aloud or I read it to them and they imitated saying it. Affirmations can be especially powerful for kids with special needs since they can often feel that something is wrong or needs to be “fixed” in them."
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
*(Plush star is no longer available)
Kids love Whisper cards
"Ashlyn loves her Daily Whisper Cards for kids! She reads them all the time, so encouraging and so uplifting! You are so talented what a wonderful thing to do for our young children to give them positive words to help them in a world that is so harsh and so cruel. With violence, and drugs, and being involved in sexual relationships at early ages, low self esteems and bullying etc.. We need inspirational things like this to give them. Ashlyn is actually bringing them to school for "share time"... It would be neat to have these available at all schools all over!!"
"I am such a huge supporter of children and raising them with good solid values and morals for them to be encouraged to live a life that matters.. If we instill this in them at young ages we better our chances of raising better well adjusted adults in the future! Ashlyn loves her Daily Whisper Cards for kids! She reads them all the time, so encouraging and so uplifting!"
"You are so talented what a wonderful thing to do for our young children to give them positive words to help them in a world that is so harsh and so cruel. With violence, and drugs, and being involved in sexual relationships at early ages, low self esteems and bullying etc.. We need inspirational things like this to give them. Ashlyn is actually bringing them to school for "share time"... It would be neat to have these available at all schools all over!! I am such a huge supporter of children and raising them with good solid values and morals for them to be encouraged to live a life that matters.. If we instill this in them at young ages we better our chances of raising better well adjusted adults in the future!"
Sarah from Sacramento, CA
Picking the perfect Whisper card for the day
"Harper and I have been having fun with these cards all week. Each morning I surprise her with 1 card/message for the day. She loves to see the message + cute picture and then talk about what the message means. Children are so visual and this is a really fun/interactive way to teach them about thinking positively, being kind, & loving themselves as well as others."
"Today’s card had a little horsey with the message, “I pay attention to my teachers.” I thought it was a fitting message this morning since Harper was going on her first school field trip. (pumpkin picking/hayride + riding on her first ever school bus!)"
Shari from Spearmint Baby
New mom speak about Whisper cards for women:
"All of the women's 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 everything 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!"
Amy from Cape Cod Mommies in MA
Parents speak about Whisper cards for kids
"Even with a younger child you can begin to have these important conversations and the kids cards provide a hands on and visually pleasing way to encourage it! The cards help create postive affirmations for dealing with confidence, self love, friendship, coping in difficult situations and more! These affirmations are great for children because they help reinforce what we as parents ar already telling them!"
"I believe it is our job as parents to teach our children lessons through our own actions, I love that Daily Whisper also has inspirational cards for kids! These messages are simple enough for young ones to understand and I believe they can be beneficial whether they read them themselves, or hear the words from mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, caretaker, or teachers! Kids need a alot of encouragement- they can never get enough in my opinion!"
Brandi from Lotus be Barefoot
How Teen Whisper cards are used in a therapy session
"I wanted to give you an update on how I have used the cards. At the end of every group meeting, I have each person select a card from the deck. Then each person reads their card and talks about what it means to them. We have found, not surprisingly, that the perfect card finds its way into the hands of the person who needs it the most. They write down the message and refer to it during the week. They are also asked to journal about it before our next meeting."
"During one of our meetings, time ran away from us. I made the quick decision not to hand out the cards that week so we could end the meeting on time. As I wrapped up the meeting, they all looked at me and said, “where are the cards?” “We can’t end a meeting without the cards!”. Needless to say, we stayed a while longer so that everyone could have their message for the week. And we don’t leave a meeting now without an opportunity to “pick a card”. Thank you so much for the cards and for the blessing they have been to the young women in my group."
Terri Loquercio, Laguna Hills, CA