Finding a fresh perspective on the game of life

There’s a definite wellbeing buzz here on Girls Around Town this month, with Claire Clements and Louise Hallam in the studio earlier today talking about blissful balance and Alison Harris offering hints and tips for healthy eating habits in two weeks’ time.

Completing the trifecta, Sunita Passi will be joining June next Sunday to share details of an upcoming event in Nottingham and a brand new centre she’s just opened in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir, both of which focus on different aspects of – yes, you guessed it – wellness…

From 7.15pm to 10.45pm on Friday 11 October, she’ll be hosting Create Your Future, a lively exploration of authenticity and how to be more of yourself, whatever form that takes in your life.

During the evening Jamie Catto, whose hit career with Faithless is matched by his enthusiastic approach to spirituality and relationships, will be sharing some of his adventures and what they’ve taught him.

Jamie’s workshops attract people from far afield and, for this one, he’ll be joined by other health and business experts in a panel discussion and Q&A session designed to help participants look forward to a fresh perspective on the game of life.

There’ll be news from Sunita too about her Wellness Centre, now up and running at The Engine Yard following its launch and open day on Sunday 11 August.

In a tranquil spot close to Belvoir Castle, the centre is a place where you can unplug from the world and enjoy a range of classes and treatments with some of the region’s most skilful therapists, from ayurvedic massages, facials and body scrubs to yoga, meditation and more…

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out how to take care of your mind, body and emotions through these natural processes of healing.

And how, with a little help from Jamie, you can discover ways to make more of yourself and your life.

Whatever it is we do, we owe it to ourselves to be the best we can be. One blissful consequence is that allows us to support others to do the same – the effects of self-care ripple through everything we do – Sunita Passi

Social butterflies spread their wings


Free pampering treatments, home-made cakes and an opportunity to make new friends – what’s not to like about a group offering all this and more to women living in and around Newark?

Whether you want to enjoy a facial or a massage, try a craft activity or just relax and chat for an hour or so, you’ll find a warm welcome at the twice-monthly meetings of Butterflies run by Alive Newark.

There’s even a dedicated play area for babies and toddlers, where busy mums can get together for cake and a cuppa while the little ones have some fun of their own nearby!

Coordinator Penny Gault and volunteer Lois Unwin will be talking to June, Tina and Sue next Sunday morning about why, where and when Butterflies began. And how it’s since spread its wings to come to Newark…

If you’re new to the area, feeling lonely or just want to try something different, tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon, when Penny and Lois join the  Girls Around Town to explain how this new social group could be just what you’re looking for.

And don’t forget to make a note of their next meeting, from 1pm to 2.30pm on Tuesday 18 April