When I was offered a chance to review this book, I jumped at it as it combines two things I love – positivity and colouring/doodling. If you are looking for a relaxing way to switch off and doodle your way to a more zen-like you, then you might want to consider adding this cute book to your non fiction collection.Every Day a Hope by Marci Mathews
on 19 May 2015
Genres: non fiction
Source: Received from Publisher
Through tiny stories and illustrations, Every Day a Hope encourages and empowers readers to examine emotionally difficult issues, while instilling confidence, introspection, and creativity. In each page, Marci M. Matthews addresses familiar concepts in a unique manner, designed to evoke thoughts, feelings, changes in perspective, and the ability to embrace the positive. The concepts in Every Day a Hope are taken from Matthews' work with survivors, but the book is accessible to anyone who wants to find new ways to approach life with a positive outlook. Accompanying pages encourage readers to embark on their own explorations by asking questions and providing space to draw, write, keep lists, and create in whatever ways inspire them the most.
I think the best way to review this book is to just show you how I used mine. Now don’t laugh, I’m no artist but I do love to colour and doodle and I really enjoyed switching off and just allowing my mind to wander and soak up all the positive messages.
Every page has a different inspirational message and some have action points for an activity and it’s up to you to do whatever you feel like doing on that page. My word for 2015 is action! So this was the first page I soaked up, reflected on and just scribbled out all my feels. There is no right or wrong way to do this, it doesn’t need to be perfect or artistic and when you let go of feeling that it has to be a certain standard then it becomes a great way to just let go and chillax!
The book also comes with some cute accessories like a feather and stickers so even opening it was a fun experience.
I think if you enjoy adult colouring books then you would also like this. I really enjoyed all the positive affirmations and just how quirky and fun it was.
Thank to MBM Book Publicity for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.