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When Everyone Shines But You

When Everyone Shines But You

This is the best book I’ve read all year. Very well written & jam-packed with profoundly useful advice. So refreshing to read a self-help work that is on the same wavelength as me for a change.


Is this it? Why does life seem so unfair? 

It’s easy to see others living our dreams. It’s easy to feel held back, misunderstood and invisible, but there comes a time in our lives when we just can’t take it anymore. This is when we need answers and the confirmation that who we think we are can change.

The pain of jealousy and envy grew too much for Kelly Martin when she saw friends, family and strangers passing her by in every single area of her life. Feeling crushed by the weight of the ‘comparison junkie’ she cried out for answers. How could she feel good enough when she felt knee-deep in poverty and loneliness and when she carried a bag called ‘I feel like a failure’ on her back?

‘When Everyone Shines But You’ (Book 1 in ‘The Shine Series’) was born out of a desperate desire for relief from the pain of depression and anxiety. Kelly sat down one day and asked her heart for answers that her mind was unable to bring. She longed for wisdom and knowledge, and it came.

‘When Everyone Shines But You’ takes the reader through everyday life challenges in a way that shows how to handle life’s stresses in a kinder and more intuitive way.

It’s not a fast-food approach to personal or spiritual growth, because it takes commitment to take this path, but sometimes life encourages us into the depths of our life’s journey. If you want change, it has to begin from within.

In Book 1 in ‘The Shine Series’ You Will

  • Discover why positive thinking does not work.
  • Explore your relationship with feelings such as rage, envy and sadness.
  • See how mindful living can consistently bring relief.
  • Recognise the gift in using frustration as a motivation to step forward.
  • Give up the ‘fast food’ approach to personal growth and grow more naturally.
  • Learn how to experience alone time as sacred instead of painful.
  • Understand how trying to control your world has been re-enforcing your story.

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Praise for ‘When Everyone Shines But You’

Readers’ Favorite“…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…”                 

Sarah Wathen, Author
“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?..” 
Rewire Me“…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…”

We3Blog, Blogger“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…”

Further praise from readers

“I have been struggling and “stuck” for the last couple years. I did not know what to expect when I started reading but was astonished that it was almost an exact timeline of my journey and what I was experiencing, reasons WHY I was experiencing these things and tools to handle all the scenarios. within a few days my life has transformed as I have validation for what I have been feeling and confirmation that life is just changing and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.” ~ Jen, USA 

“I cannot recommend this book enough. It has a great feelgood factor and just came to me at the right time, whilst I was beginning to feel the only one that was not shining. I try to follow the law of attraction insomuch as staying positive, an impossibility for me, but this book by Kelly Martin talks to you as a good friend would, in that it is really ok to accept your faults and failings. Kelly’s style of writing is friendly and not blinding you with facts and figures and there are a lot of her personal experiences which all together puts it on a personal level and easy to relate to. There are 39 chapters, but it is an easy read and full of personal wisdom. One to buy and to keep dipping back into.” ~ Susan

“I loved reading this book. The author covers topics such as jealousy, rage and judgement, and that general feeling of ‘not good enough’. Typically, humans see these things as bad and try to change them or pretend they aren’t there. Kelly provides a way of looking at these topics with a deep level of acceptance, and allows the reader to see themselves in pure human form, warts and all, and provides an outlook on life that you won’t see in many self-help books, many of which do not delve deeply into the ‘hard stuff’ and provide a way through them….” ~ Andy, UK 

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