When Everyone Shines But You

Saying Goodbye To 'I'm Not Good Enough'

Non-Fiction - Self Help
182 Pages
Reviewed on 12/02/2014
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Author Biography

Kelly Martin is a passionate and unconventional metaphysical thinker and writer who has been questioning reality since 1999. Writing on her blog Kelly Martin Speaks and speaking on YouTube she traces her journey from shyness to greater confidence.

Kelly has explored many different paths from Reiki healing, Shamanism to Buddhism and now embraces a primarily mindful journey. After what felt like a decade of severe anxiety she took up mindfulness meditation and began to notice how much compassion and kindness lay in simply being with who she was, in that moment. Through practising mindfulness she began to emerge from a story of failure and fear to empowerment and greater confidence.

Kelly wants to encourage people to find the treasures that lie within the pain and suffering and to learn to see themselves as 'enough' exactly as they are, right now.

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in North East England, she now lives in Gloucestershire with her best friend Mike and the occasional visiting cat. She likes nothing better than sitting in a café drinking coffee, writing and people watching. Prior to metaphysics she majored in Environmental Studies at University and in many ways her love of the natural world has carried over into the love of nature as a great guide in her life.

You can see more of her work on her website and blog along with her guest posts at ThankTheNow.com and TinyBuddha.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ayrial King for Readers' Favorite

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.

Calling all Type A personalities, those who have to plan every minute of their lives or their worlds would crumble before their very eyes, and those who feel they are not worthy of having the “good” or “perfect” lives they imagined themselves having. This book is the wake-up call you need to stop what you’re doing and take a deep breath. You do not need to be in such a big hurry to get to the finish line, nor should you be frozen at the starting line long after the marathon of life began. Martin wants you to look deep within yourself and fully understand that everything will be okay, so long as you don’t have such a death grip on trying to control every aspect of your world. Your world will still be your world – you’ll just be happier in it by the end of When Everyone Shines But You.


Review by Kaitlin Vogel of 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..."

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