I just love writing and I am an author of 5 books. These books address wellbeing and health and are all available to purchase on Amazon or Waterstones Online.
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This is a picture book to help children manage feelings of anxiety. Since the Covid outbreak and lockdowns, I have found more and more children feeling at unease and unable to express their feelings.
As a young persons counsellor and children’s yoga teacher, I understand how important it is to help children by using yoga and breathing exercises to manage hard feelings they are yet to understand.
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Maria’s Book of Poems
This is a collection of poems written by Maria about well being and connection.
The book is broken up into five parts the natural world, mental health, healing/change, friendship/love and observe. Each chapter serves a different purpose and deals with different concepts and thoughts.
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This Girl Can (Sometimes)
This Girl Can (Sometimes): A brave and true story of a bi-racial woman navigating Bipolar Disorder. This auto-biography tells the story of an English- Japanese woman living with bipolar disorder. Claridge walks us through her childhood, her diagnosis and her recovery in a refreshingly honest way. She is reflective and entirely transparent about the realities of having bipolar disorder. This is a funny and brutally honest work that will have readers in tears and in the next chapter laughing out of their chair. Her story is relatable, engaging and will open up conversation around mental health and the importance of being open and taking life as it comes. Claridge is telling all of the young people suffering with mental illness that it doesn’t define them and that they can recover and find peace. She creates space for all those suffering by showing them that telling their story is important in healing. Her bravery in sharing her story will be inspiring to all who read it.
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The Hafu Child
This is a children’s story about being mixed race growing up. The story features an English-Japanese child called Maria navigating her way through school and making friends along the way. Author’s Note: Maria hopes this book will help children feel not quite so lonely if they’re feeling a bit different.
Hare and Tortoise have Counselling
This is a story based on the characters from the Aesop’s Fable, ‘The Hare and Tortoise.’ For those who are unfamiliar with the story, Hare and Tortoise decide to have a race. In the race Hare decides to take a nap, allowing Tortoise to overtake him and win. But what happens to the Hare after losing the race? How does Tortoise come to terms with his new found fame? Through the different types of counselling Hare and Tortoise embark on a journey of self discovery.