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“When Everyone Shines But You by Kelly Martin is not just another self-help book lining the shelf, telling you to think positive or obey the laws of attraction to get anything you want. This book shows you how being human is not only okay, but also a good thing to be. Kelly Martin synthesizes years of reflection and deep soul searching into a multitude of small lessons any person can use to do some soul searching as well. This book is not for every person; this is more for those who have read other self-help books on self-esteem and faithfully followed the books to the letter with little or no success. Throughout the book, Martin explains why current self-help books do not help some who seek them out the most and shows you a different path – one a bit less traveled…” – Ayrial King for Readers’ Favorite (Click HERE for full review)

“…When Everyone Shines But You by Kelly Martin sheds light on perfectionism and shows how to embrace imperfections instead of trying to fix them. Refreshingly, Martin doesn’t tell us what we need to change about ourselves, but rather how we can learn to accept who we are, flaws and all. “The greatest gift you can give yourself is surrender—surrender to what is,” she writes…” – Kaitlin Vogel for Rewire Me (Click HERE for full review)

“What an arresting title. When everyone shines but you. The bald honesty in that horrible statement, the humility inherent in shouting that to the world—that takes guts. Can’t we all admit to feeling that way at some point in our lives? Even if not out loud?..” – Sarah Wathen, Author  (Click HERE for full review)

“I am so glad I read this book. All this time I felt I needed to be fixed and made better but now I am happy being me no matter how I feel that day. Yes I have anxierty but that is ok and I no longer try to “fix it” i let it be there and get on with being myself and it works so much better than trying to fight some battle that i dont need to fight.Thank you so so much for writing this book. It has helped changed my outlook and it will help so many others…” – Angela Hamilton, Blogger  (Click HERE for full review)

“Have you ever read a book that spoke to you? I mean, really spoke to you? I have just finished reading Kelly Martin’s ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ and I’m convinced Kelly was addressing me in every page! This book ‘allows’ you to be yourself, not what you’ve been conditioned to think you should be, just simply to be yourself. It challenges our inbuilt and cultural referencing which suggest we should be striving and achieving ‘the next thing…” – We3Blog, Blogger  (Click HERE for full review)

“This book encourages the reader to be fully present in the moment and if that means you have to work on why you are feeling angry about something, then that is what you have to do.  The author tells us that it is healthier to vent in private – she suggests using a journal or even a trusted person whom you can vent away to.  Self-help books have a tendency just to focus on the positive but Kelly wants us to work on all of our feelings.  This is very different to the usual love and light that most self-help books preach and I found it wonderfully refreshing…” SueReviews, Blogger (Click HERE for full review)