“In You Can Do All Things, Allan, creator of The Latest Kate, includes what has been helpful for her in dealing with her feelings of inadequacy, which might be helpful for you, too:
“Choosing to be my authentic self; not reshaping myself to fit someone else’s standard, whether that’s my physical appearance or behavior.
Only embracing relationships where I am respected and accepted for who I am.
Being honest with myself and my loved ones about my insecurities and challenges; owning it.
Showing the kindness and understanding to myself that I would show a friend.
Reframing; looking at past events and choices with understanding and compassion and without judgement.”
You are worthy, and you deserve relationships that are built on respect and kindness, relationships that also nourish you and add to your life.
But I know you might not see that or feel it right now.
Know that this can and will change. The key is to consider and explore what can help you to get there, to see and feel your inherent worth. Working through Allan’s wise suggestions is a great place to start.” – PsychCentral
“Anxiety, stress, and depression can put a damper on anyone’s day. This is why a daily mindfulness practice is a must in today’s fast-paced stressful world. Kate Allan’s You Can Do All Things combines wisdom, humor, and beautiful, whimsical artwork that can be your daily companion when you feel anxious, inadequate, and overwhelmed. Spending a few minutes every day meditating on TheLatestKate’s illustrations and words of wisdom offer encouragement that you can face any challenge that crosses your path. This is a book to open and use over, and over, and over again―a true testament that you are not alone.”
―Susyn Reeve, Author of Heart Healing: The Power of Forgiveness to Heal a Broken Heart
“Kate Allan’s artwork has always had an incredible positive message that I can’t help but love―and now it’s in book form! As soon as I heard she was putting together a book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It’s full of beautiful art and encouraging messages that help me to calm my anxiety and get through even the hardest of days.” -Becca Anderon, author of Think Happy to Be Happy
“I see myself in so much of Kate’s writing―and yet, I haven’t been able to pinpoint and put into words these hurts before. Which to me may be the ultimate sign of an incredible book: when the author articulates something you feel so acutely in your own heart, but haven’t been able to clearly express or truly grasp. In fact, I had many a-ha! moments while reading this beautiful book. I especially love Kate’s hopeful, unique take on hopelessness, and her nuanced view of feeling unworthy in relationships. These insights can have a profound effect on our lives, on our days. Because once we understand ourselves better, we have the power to support ourselves, to find what we need, one step at a time.
Through her honest words, uplifting illustrations, and actionable suggestions, Kate also encourages us to keep trying and to keep going. She reminds us that we can indeed persevere, even when things are seemingly awful. You Can Do All Things is like a best friend: real, raw, and generous in its support. It is a book that says, “I hear you,” and “I’m here for you.” It is a book that says, “Yes, you are strong and capable, whether you feel it or not.”- Margarita Tartakovsky, PsychCentral
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Mindfulness, drawings and meditationsFans of Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, Introvert Doodles by Maureen Marzi Wilson, and the works of Liz Climo will love You Can Do All Things.Daily meditations to help with depression and anxiety: Mental health is a topic that affects everyone, though so few are eager to discuss it. You Can Do All Things is a compendium of knowing-yet-supportive illustrations from The Latest Kate, whose thoughtful quotations encourage the reader to be mindful of their own mentality and to take care of themselves, regardless of image or lifestyle. Calming and supportive, the illustrations are also candid about the internal problems many people face in this hectic modern world.Inspirational, gentle drawings of animals: The Latest Kate’s inventive pairing of whimsical colors and friendly, smiling animals is the spoonful of sugar that makes the heavy subject matter approachable and non-threatening. You Can Do All Things is a welcome addition to any bookshelf or art wall, and its messages are equally applicable to adults and children.In this book you’ll find:Beautiful, whimsical, and colorful artExpressions of encouragement for any hardship you faceA how-to guide for dealing with anxiety and depressionUnderstanding and validation for your strugglesCute animals that believe in you!Tips for every time you feel inadequate, overwhelmed, or down on yourselfAnxiety sucks, but you don’t. This book will show you how to get through the worst of it.Art for mental health, relaxation and stress reduction.