Captain Krankypants comes to Carriages!

In a week which sees the worldwide celebration of International Men’s Day, news of a particularly appropriate event coming to Newark next month…

Direct from Australia and exclusive to Carriages Café comes the legendary Captain Krankypants with his highly energetic presentation on how to enjoy life despite suffering depression and PTSD.

A returned veteran and successful businessman, he’ll have you laughing and crying throughout the evening as he describes how he refused to allow these conditions to control him.

Welcome to his journey – from a life of inner turmoil, stress, unhappiness, displeasure, annoyance, anger and distrust to a new life of self awareness, acceptance, trust and (hopefully) happiness.

Tickets for this entertaining evening on a serious topic, from 7.30pm on Tuesday 18 December, are available from Carriages at  Newark Castle Station now, priced £10 each and including a welcome drink…

Are you ready to let go of pain?

If you’re suffering from pain brought on by stress, anxiety or depression, this week’s guest may have the answer you’re looking for…

Inspired by the positive effects practicing yoga had on her own physical and mental wellbeing, Liz Taylor decided to become a yoga teacher herself. “I realised that if I could help just one person in a similar situation enjoy the same benefits, that would be amazing,” she says.

After completing a Diploma Teaching Course with the British Wheel of Yoga, in 2010 she began working with small groups, gradually building her confidence as a teacher until she left her job in 2012 to start her own business, Liz Taylor Yoga.

Since then, she’s completed several further training courses which have enabled her to expand her teaching abilities and now works with clients both on a one-to-one basis and within a group setting.

Liz will be joining the Girls Around Town on Sunday to talk about her own journey to a pain-free, healthier and happier life. She’ll also be explaining how she’s putting her personal experience and training to good use, often with clients who are suffering in the same way as she once did.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out how practicing yoga can help you let go of pain, improve your mental and physical health and get more balance in your life…

Be still and sparkling in 2017

pretty-woman-1509959_1920There’ll be more hints and tips from Fiona this week, in her first health and wellbeing spot of 2017.

But don’t expect magic diets and exhausting workouts, that’s really not her style – instead she’ll be talking about how to be Still and Sparkling, whether or not you’re a fan of mineral water!

If you’re a regular listener, you may remember hearing Nikki Whittaker from the Newark Tuneless Choir on the show a few months ago. Nikki will be back in the studio on Sunday but this time she’ll be talking to the Girls Around Town about her day job…

And a vital one it is too, as a safeguarding and training manager for PANDAS, a national network that supports mums through post and perinatal depression.

Affecting more than 1 in ten women with children under a year old, PND is a frightening and lonely place to be. Even now, many women struggle with symptoms and do not access help that is available. Nikki works with the 150 PANDAS volunteers up and down the country – very often women who have been through PND themselves – so that they can support people in their local area.

She’s aiming to make sure more of us know more about this condition in 2017 – tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out what she has planned for the coming months.