Powerful Women Reflections Cards: a coach in your back pocket

Women jimmy together time for family, work and friends like jigsaw puzzle pieces. It’s a lonely challenge and sometimes spirits sag. Now self-motivation can be sparked by Powerful Women Reflections Cards, designed by Nicole Perry of Plymouth, who is the radio host of Powerful Women Revealed on WATD, 95.9 (www.powerfulwomenrevealed.com). It’s not about predictions, it’s about practical insights.

“It’s like having a good coach in your back pocket. I designed the cards for entreprenurially spirited women and caregivers who work from home, women like me who have to work everything around everything else.  Many times you put yourself last,” said Perry, a business woman and married mother of four.

Eighty cards are divided into eight categories: health/wellness, family, relationships, education, creating, marketing, investing and balance/integration.

Each card reveals “Limiting Beliefs,” “The Power of Suggestion,” and “Affirmations.” Pull three cards each morning for inspiration and surprise.

For example, on New Year’s Day, my first card fell under “Balance and Integration.”

My “Limiting Belief”: “I don’t have the luxury of taking a day off.”  (Fair enough, I often feel guilty about so-called unproductive time.)

Suggestion: “To be understanding is to care.  I can give myself compassion to take one day of rest.  I can see this as an opportunity to be proactive.  I can put on my oxygen mask first, and then to come to everyone else’s aid.”

The affirmation: “I am imperfect.”

My second card fell under “Relationship.”

Limiting Belief: “I don’t have the luxury of handpicking my clients. I have to take what I can get.”

Suggestion: “It may serve me to narrow the description of who my ideal client is so that more of those ideal people will suddenly appear in my path.”

Affirmation: “I am deserving.”

My third last card focused on “Family.”

Limiting Belief:  “I have to endure some form of unspoken judgment.”

Suggestion:  “I can focus on the facts in front of me and not the stories that are inside my head.”

Affirmation:  “I am kind inside and out.”

Perry said, “Sometimes the card goes beyond face value.  It may say one thing, but it triggers thoughts about something else going on in my life.  When I pull a card I read it slowly and connect all the dots.”

The concept started in 2016. Perry purchased a set of “Women’s Wisdom Healing Cards,” created by Dr. Christiane Northrup, a best selling author and women’s health expert who was a guest on her show.

Perry, a self-described thought leader and energy enthusiast, said, “Wouldn’t it be great to have a set of cards for the business woman?”  In 2017, her Powerful Women Reflections Cards became available for the entrepreneur.

The cards inspire all. A businessman told Perry that the cards were not just for women since he found the cards useful to his own life.

“That was my greatest compliment,” said Perry.

For more information about Powerful Women Reflection Cards, visit Nicole Perry’s website This column ran in The Patriot Ledger on January 4, 2018

Email Suzette Martinez Standring: suzmar@comcast.net She writes for The Patriot Ledger and is syndicated with GateHouse Media.

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SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING is a nationally syndicated columnist with GateHouse Media. Her two award winning books, The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists (2014) and The Art of Column Writing (2008) are used in journalism courses such as Johns Hopkins University. Suzette is a past president of The National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the host of It’s All Write With Suzette, a cable TV show about writing. Visit www.readsuzette.com or email suzmar@comcast.net
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