SCS Playing Card Decks
Learn more about the Self Care Solitaire playing card decks
I am currently in the process of designing and creating four playing card decks, each focusing on a different element or theme of self care.
The Journey Deck is a pocket sized atlas for adventure. Maps for inspiration, contentment, and secret explorations of your external and internal world are located on the face of each playing card. Printed with original art that evokes a fascination with the unknown, this deck was designed as a guide to help you satisfy your wanderlust; the perfect companion on both explorations out into the world, and journeys deep within yourself.
Talismans and amulets abound in this mystical, tarot sized deck. For those seeking meaning, the Token Deck provides an encyclopedia of protective and inspirational symbols, giving the user access to ancient cross-cultural folk wisdom. My hope is that, through using this deck, you will absorb and internalize a sense of power and ease in yourself, knowing that you exist both in this world and as a part of this world. This deck and its accompanying guidebook feature original art in a minimalist style and therapeutic insights steeped in mysticism.
Clear white light, tranquil silence, feelings of ease and compassion this is the atmosphere of the Zen Deck. Among the hand-painted designs printed on each card, you’ll find meditations on mindfulness and odes to serenity. A relic from our time of unity within the heart of a massive star, the essence of this deck is acceptance, beauty, and peace.
Energy is transformation and unlocked potential. Each card in the Energy Deck is an incantation for inspiration, an antidote to perfectionism, a charm against stagnation. Perfect for authors experiencing writer’s block, weary students, or anyone who could use a jolt of self esteem, the geometric designs found throughout this deck evoke a sense of harmony and creativity that allow us to believe in ourselves and what we are trying to accomplish.
These decks can be used in a number of different ways. You can carry a deck with you and shuffle through it on a busy day to help center yourself. When you have some free time, you might choose a card at random and engage in the activity it recommends. Or you could buy a deck and give it away, one card at a time, to friends who could use a reminder to care for themselves. Another option is to play solitaire with your deck, letting the messages of self care sink in as you play, reminding yourself that all you need in order to feel cared for, is you.