A Little Pick Me Up
By Katie Portman
What it’s about?
Since the beginning of time, women have been made to feel bad about themselves. From our dress sizes to our careers, from our parenting skills to simply having an opinion, modern women come under immense, relentless pressure to look and behave in certain ways.
The stories we tell ourselves can lead to some dark emotions. They can even result in us hating ourselves – and other women.
It doesn’t have to be this way, though. We just need to realise our power, our value and our worth.
In a deeply personal book, award-winning blogger Katie Portman (www.poutinginheels.com) talks candidly about her own challenges as a woman and shares the tools she uses to overcome them. She invites fellow females to open their eyes to the beauty, power and potential that exists within them.
Covering subjects such as self-confidence, self-acceptance, ageing and identity, Katie holds up a mirror to gender imbalance, she lightens the mental load of mothers, and empowers everyone to practice self-love, not self-hatred.
With an ever-increasing focus on mental health, Katie’s messages should be relayed in schools, universities, on relationship apps and in mothers’ groups across the land. The book can be enjoyed in its entirety, or readers can dip into the ‘little pick me ups’ again and again and again – whenever they need a reminder of how wonderful they really are.
What I think:
This is a pocket-sized book of positively.
The subtitle is “Shining A Light on Your Darkest Emotions” and that is just what it does. Each chapter focuses on a specific emotion: jealousy, fear, guilt, dread, powerlessness, regret, and hate/love.
This is the kind of book you will dip.in and out of when you need to. And will no doubt revisit time and again.
Each section includes ecamples.of how that emotion commonly manifests itself and Katie’s personal anecdotes – all.of which are completely relatable. It really gets you thinking about your own feelings and reactions to sotuations; how you treat others and how you feel about yourself.
What i really liked was the “Pick Ups to Take Away” at the end of each chapter. Great lists of bullet point reminders and mantras that will help refocus you when you need a boost.
I really liked the style of the tips and advice – it isn’t preachy at all. This is a great little book that would make a perfect gift for girl friends who need some support.
You can grab a copy using the link:
About the author:
Katie is an honorary Yorkshirewoman; she originally hailed from Lancashire and moved to Barnsley with her headteacher husband, Jamie, a couple of decades ago. They have two beautiful children, Elsie and Leo.
Katie is on social media, you can connect with her there.
Thank you Love Books Tours for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour and gifting me a copy of this gorgeous little book.