I’m super excited by my second post of the day!  I’m on the blog tour and bringing you a review of A Little Pick Me Up: Shining a Light on Your Darkest Emotions by Katie Portman.  I was SO excited when this tour came up and couldn’t wait to read it.  Every woman should read this book ~ powerful, uplifting, honest and relatable, this really is a must read…..

book blurb & Info

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.

Published by: TWH Publishing on 18th March 2019

Formats available: Paperback & eBook.  Also available on Kindle Unlimited

Purchase Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US ~ Hall Good Books

my thoughts

Wow! Having just finished this little gem, I’m feeling motivated, uplifted and like I can take on the world!!  In this wonderful little book Katie has bought us so many fantastic nuggets of advice, tips and raw honesty ~ every single woman will take something away from this!

Katie tells us about herself and how she got to where she is in her self-love and self-belief journey, and then takes us through the emotions that affect each and every one of us: Jealousy, Fear, Guilt, Dread, Powerlessness, Regret and Hate/Love.  Not only does she talk to us about each of these emotions and how they personally affect her, but also her tips on how to flip these emotions around into something positive.  There are so many wonderful, real life, honest and relatable examples in here that you can’t help but love Katie.  You can easily tell from her writing what a genuine, honest, warm and lovely lady she is, and one full of amazing advice!  A Little Pick Me Up feels like your best friend giving you advice from the pages of a beautiful book.

She talks about why we have these emotions, and how negativity within society affects us, even from a young age and reinforces the negative feelings we have about ourselves.  But this book will help you think differently and empower you to make positive changes.  This is one of those fabulous books that you can read through from cover to cover, but then refer back to whenever you need it.  This is going to a valuable little book on my shelf, and if I’m struggling with feelings of dread (for example), I’ll definitely be dipping into this for some of Katie’s tips.

I honestly believe every woman should read this book, and I will definitely be purchasing copies of this for my friends.  This book will do exactly what it says on the cover – give you a little pick me up.  I challenge anyone to read this and not feel uplifted by the end.  Prior to this book I hadn’t heard of Katie before, but I’m so glad I’ve found her now and will actively be following her blog and keeping an eye out for any future books she might bring us.

If you’re like me and always looking for little ways to improve and live your best life, then you need to check this out.  This fabulous motivational and inspiring little book will give you invaluable advice, and you’ll thoroughly enjoy every second of reading it.  You will come away feeling empowered – I promise!  And not only that it’s gorgeous!

If you haven’t worked it out, I adore this little book!! A Little Pick Me Up is 100% highly recommended by me.  Thank you Katie for sharing your amazing advice with us ladies!  Now please all go and check this out and get a copy on your bookshelves!!



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.

Where to find Katie online: Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

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Massive thanks to Kelly for inviting me on to the tour, and to Katie and the publisher for a copy of this wonderful little book.  All views and opinions are my own.

I’d love to know your thoughts on this too lovelies, so give me a shout if you’ve read it or are going off to buy it!

Have a wonderful day all and I’ll see you again tomorrow.

Chelle x

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