Life is far from easy for any of us in this wonderful but wicked world, we must therefore be kind to ourselves and be sure to take care of our bodies and our minds both physically and mentally.
Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards
I was recently sent the ‘Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards, a delightful deck of fifty-two cards featuring numerous quotes and affirmations, all of which are positive and when put to use, powerful. This limited edition deck is designed to build success, happiness, self-worth, self-care, and to assist us in letting go of the things that no longer serve us.
Designed and created by Maria L’Warren (BA Hons), the Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards is a powerful deck that packs a punch as it can be used as a tool to help us to take action and to frame things in a way that feels right for our unique needs, human experiences, and body.
Alongside studying Graphic Communication Design at Central St Martins in London, Maria L’Warren spent almost four years speaking to the general public about impressionist and mid-century art at the Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House. Maria witnessed the calming and healing effects of the art upon the general public and this inspired her to consider how people access deeper levels of peace.
Maria worked for four years as a designer and art director at one of the UK’s largest lifestyle publishers, Ryland Peters and Small. Following four years of regular yoga practice, Maria attended a Vipassana meditation retreat in India, she then went on to study as a Yoga Teacher, training at Yoga London. She then began teaching in Camden in 2017, this training and practice informed Maria’s designs and products, which she hopes will bring calm and comfort into others’ lives.
Maria drew upon her experience as a yoga teacher (and the notes that she has added to her large notebook over the years) to create these adorable affirmation cards. One of the key psychological theories behind positive affirmation is ‘self-affirmation theory’ (Steele, 1988). There is also scientific evidence derived from MRI scans that suggests that certain neural pathways are increased when people practice the art of self-affirmation (Cascio et al., 2016). This is said to be because the part of the brain involved with positive valuation and self-related information processing becomes more active when we consider affirmations and the things which are important to us.
Packing & Packaging
Packaged in a simple but pretty tuck-fold cardboard box, the Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards arrived swiftly and securely via the post. Due to its smaller size, this deck is ideal for popping into your bag and taking out and about on your daily endeavors.
The Serenity & Solace Affirmation Card deck is made up of fifty-two gold-guilded, sparkly, mat finish, playing-card sized cards which each have matching backs featuring a circular blue logo with two hands embracing the moon and stars. Each card includes an inspirational quote and summary of it’s intentions.
A Walkthrough Guide to the Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards
The Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards are split into five sections: self-worth, success, happiness, self-care and ‘let go’, each section is specifically designed to address individuals hopes, needs, and desires. Whether you draw the cards daily, weekly, or whenever you need them, they are there to help you to look after yourself, your wellness, and your peace of mind.
I personally have found that I like to use these cards alongside tarot cards to gain further insight during readings, I tend to use these cards to add clarifying, supportive messages during readings to aid offer further information and guidance.
Purchasing & Pricing Information
The Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards retails from £19.99 and are available to purchase online directly from Serenity & Solace. Serenity & Solace products are designed and shipped from the United Kingdom but worldwide shipping is available. Alongside her divination decks Maria also sells pins, small gifts, art, and jewellery via her online shop.
In this chaotic, busy world we need to take stock, slow down and take each day as it comes; life is too short to waste so be mindful, follow your wishes and honour your desires. As Les Brown wisely said “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars”. The Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards are the perfect tool to nurture a positive mindset and outlook which in turn will promote physical and mental wellbeing.
I have really enjoyed using these cards within my daily spreads and would throuroughly recommend ‘The Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards’ – they are the perfect gift to yourself or to another.
For further information upon the Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards or alternative ‘Serenity & Solace’ products visit www.serenityandsolace.com
Disclosure: I was sent the above product for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.