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Retired teacher publishes children’s book promoting benefits of mental and physical activities

Liz ONeill, a third-generation Vermonter currently residing in Brookline, is a retired teacher having taught for over 25 years and spent 30 plus years volunteering and working at a woman’s advocacy shelter and as a mental health worker for those dealing with substance abuse. Through her experience in education and mental wellness, ONeill was inspired to write her children’s chapter book “Be Wee With Bea” to promote the benefits of practicing mental and physical activities to young readers.

The book, a delightful and informative tale, is also based on ONeill’s life. It features Bea the ‘wee’ bear who practices various mental and physical activities which helps Bea to deal with situations she finds herself in throughout the story. Children of all ages, especially those in fourth through sixth grade, will be able to learn Bea’s mental and physical exercises as well as they follow along in her adventures which will help to improve their overall health, wellness and self-esteem.

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