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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Shine Your Light: Your Guide to Creative Inspiration, Inner Wisdom & Happiness by Doreen Marcial Poreba is perhaps one of the most influential and inherently uplifting books that literally make you have positive thoughts. At a glance, it is a book with pretty pictures and positive exercises that are meant to help you get your creativity going, but it is so much more than that. This is a happy book that made me realize how much I need to just let go, enjoy the simplest of things and experience happiness which I thought was not possible.
In this book, author Doreen Marcial Poreba gives us fifty plus simple activities and suggestions that can potentially help you see yourself in a better light. Poreba believes that everyone has creativity inside them and is not just stuck between writing and painting. Everyone has their own expression of art that just needs a gentle nudge to be set free. She gives examples, gives us short stories, and then ends it with her suggestions that can be explored on a weekly basis. Meant to help reinforce a more positive image of one’s self, this book is a gem that shines brighter every time I read it.
I loved how simple yet powerful Doreen Marcial Poreba's writing style is. Her words are influential without being pushy or forceful. She lets the reader set the pace and lets them enjoy their creativity how they see fit. The pictures inside are breathtaking and simply gorgeous. They set the tone for the activity and give a relaxing feeling and help the reader to look deep inside for their happy place. I enjoyed reading this simple yet very effective book.