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“This book made me laugh, made me cry and also made me believe there is another way to be.

I read this book in two days, (I am a fast reader but have to be engaged) and I was captivated. I don’t know how this lady is the powerhouse of positivity that she is. This book articulates everything it is to be a survivor, to overcome adversity, not only that, but to turn it on its head.

To read a book like this humbles you, inspires you, it also makes you take a long hard look at your own life. I have been guilty of wallowing in some self-pity in the past, thinking my life was just too hard. I used it as an excuse to avoid achieving anything, I was stagnant and stuck. After finishing this I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do that again.

Maria has written with eloquence, warmth and humour. She takes you through the darkest moments of her life only to guide you into the wondrous light that is Maria Hocking – life coach & motivational trainer and now Author.  She may just change your life.

If Strip Naked & Redress With Happiness doesn’t touch you deeply I will be truly amazed. I know that I will never look at the stars in the same way again.”
(Mandy Steer)

“Today I read my friend Maria Hocking’s book, ‘Strip Naked and Re-Dress with Happiness’, in its entirety….

When I moved to Cornwall, in 2013, one of the first people I got to know was Maria. She is a life coach and motivational trainer, and a like-minded soul. She kind of became entwined in my life, in various ways.

Back then, she was talking of her plans to write a book. Since then, she’s written it, it’s just been published, and I’d like to recommend it to everyone I know. To everyone who is lost, confused, unhappy, feels that they haven’t found the way, or themselves. And to those who are reasonably, or maybe even perfectly, happy and content.

I’m lucky enough to feel very happy and content right now, but it has been a bumpy, sometimes rocky, sometimes boulder-strewn journey. And it’s not over yet. Which is why ‘Strip Naked and Re-Dress with Happiness’ is such a welcome addition to my library.

‘Strip Naked…’ is about overcoming adversity by turning it to your advantage, about realising that sometimes you have to allow the mud to settle before you can clearly see what lies at the bottom of it all, about connecting with the power and energy of nature, and about throwing away all those ‘garments’ you wore because you thought they were you – and re-dressing with determination, and happiness.

I did some other things on New Year’s Day 2017, but reading ‘Strip Naked…’ was particularly special, and life-affirming.

I’m recommending you buy it, read it, and share it with others.”
Deanne Greenwood

“I love the analogy of using changing rooms for changing life, getting naked to redress in a different changing room. This book is full of ideas and anecdotes to enable the reader to find inspiration from many different stories including Maria’s own journey. Included within are useful changing room tips, to highlight ideas or bring deeper meaning. I loved the story about the treasure in the pond. This is a book about triumph over adversity.”
Curly Martin International Bestselling Author, Director, Coach.

“Maria Hocking so lucidly shares insights, tools, and strategies that help us rebuild ourselves out of the ashes of seeming adversity or misfortune and build ourselves anew, as higher, wiser and more compassionate versions of ourselves.”
Dr David Hamilton PHd