Testimonials & Press

The Ellen Show's "Fempire" with Ayesha Curry

We were insanely fortunate to be featured on The Ellen's Show Fempire with Ayesha Curry. What an incredible experience to share our Little Renegades Mindful Kids Cards with their team and their fans. Take a look below!

TESTIMONIALS

"Mindfulness is paying attention to our present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with that experience. Mindfulness can be practiced by people of any age. Research shows that children can benefit from mindfulness in that it can help improve attention, teach emotional regulation skills, cultivate positive emotions such as self kindness, and reduce stress. It is also connected to improved learning outcomes in schools. Little Renegades, with its whimsical illustrations and playful exercises, is a wonderful approach to mindfulness for the youngest children. Highly recommended!"

Diana Winston
Director of Mindfulness Education, UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center 
Author of The Little Book of Being


"It is a beautiful honor to be witness to the unfoldment of the power and light that Blake is. Her deep, unwavering dedication to the healing of the heart, beginning with her own, extraordinary journey, shows the strength and courage she carries inside.  Her amazing Mindful Kids cards are a perfect example and expression of Blake’s own mindfulness towards bringing peace and connection to the precious children of the world. These cards help to connect children to their bodies and thoughts but also help to calm worrisome and stressful thoughts they go through. Blake has created a means for children to be powerful within themselves, to know they can make a difference in how they feel in any moment. Bringing up centered, empowered little ones will then bring up centered, empowered teenagers and centered, empowered adults – What an extraordinary idea that is!"

Dr. Kristin Whitelaw, PhD, CHT
Founder & Owner of Kristin Whitelaw Transformational Healing



"In our active world on nonstop movement and being pulled in a million different directions at once, it is vital to teach children how to slow down, be intentional, and be present in the moment. As a mom, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and registered play therapist, I strongly believe that mindfulness is a powerful tool for children and that's why I love using these cards inside my home, with the university students I teach, and with my clients in the office. Whether you are a parent or a clinician, these Little Renegades cards are for you!" 

Dr. Kim Van Dusen, LMFT, RPT
Owner & Founder of The Parentologist w/ Dr. Kim



"Given that anxiety and mental health issues are on the rise in the United States, every child would benefit from learning ways to independently and internally cope with stress and anxiety. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxiety and emotional reactivity in children as well as improve attention and self-control. These techniques are especially impactful in children because their brains and body are still developing. In fact, neuroscience research has shown actual structural changes in the areas of the brain associated with self-regulation and resiliency after mindfulness training. You have the power to equip your child with a tool that can help them effectively navigate stressors across their lifespan.  I have used the Little Renegades cards both professionally and personally to introduce mindfulness to my patients as well as my own daughters. In today’s fast-paced society, things can easily feel out of control. Beautifully illustrated and simple to use, Little Renegade's guided meditation exercises provides children a sense of control and inner calm."  

 
Dr. Jaime D. Crowley, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Author of Moose the Worry Mutt



"What a gentle, beautiful way to help enlighten the minds of little ones and their self awareness. They learn calming body techniques, confidence, and the sense of comfort. While engaging in these activities, they have so much fun! It is all about early intervention. This is and will continue to be an excellent teaching tool in my classroom for years to come."


Trisha Hollerup
Pre-School Teacher at St. James Preschool



"The Little Renegade cards are so beautifully illustrated, they inpired me to build a Kindness Book Box around the product. It is the perfect activity to go beyond the book to get early learners moving with intention."
Danielle Cohn
Owner & Creator of Storybook Tree



"I use these cards to help children who have been abused or experienced the loss of a family member. They have helped put something tangible to mindfulness and calming, concepts that are very abstract for the mind of a child. I recently used them before leading a family on an Adventure Therapy Hike. Each family member picked a card and we practiced it together. One that was chosen was the storm. On our way down from the hike one of the children was tired and struggling. Another child called her to remember the card and they said it together. Within the same activity they could conceptualize how to use it, and did. It was beautiful." 


Heather Shealy-Mawhirter
Grief Counselor



"The Mindful Kids Cards are a perfect tool to help incorporate mindfulness practices into our daily lives. With inviting prompts and clear instructions, we can easily pull out a card and include a simple mindfulness activity into our morning or bedtime routine for our 4 and 6 year old. In truth, while the cards are designed for kids, the entire family benefits from the variety of stillness, awareness, breathing, and movement exercises included!"

Sarah Street
Founder & Creator of The Silvan Reverie
Nature Based Education