Spreading a little happiness with a song!

We all feel a little bit better when we sing, don’t we? A favourite track starts playing out on the radio and suddenly we’re joining in – and often dancing around too!

Chances are some of you will be doing just that listening to Girls Around Town this weekend, especially after you’ve heard what Kari Olsen-Porthouse has to say about singing, not just at home or in a choir but at work as well…

Kari joins June and Rosalyn to describe how she goes about spreading a little joy and wellbeing through group singing.

And how bringing it into the workplace can help create better working relationships and give staff the chance to mix in a different environment.

“I believe we all feel better when we sing but this is amplified massively when we do it together,” says Kari. “As well as running a number of choirs and ensembles, I’m passionate about bringing singing into the workplace. It’s great for morale, for building confidence and, above all, bringing a little laughter into the working day.”

Teaching in a no-nonsense way, she sings songs from across the decades – her singers don’t need any previous experience or the ability to read music, everything she teaches is by ear. When she’s not teaching, Kari blogs regularly through her website and sometimes even finds time to do a bit of singing for herself.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to hear what she has to say about her mission to spread a little happiness through song. And feel free to sing along to your favourites from this week’s playlist – no doubt Kari, June and Ros will be doing so in the studio!

Photo by Ursula Kelly Photography

Ignite your passion and purpose

Do you want more love? Are you looking for more connection, more success, more adventure? Or maybe you just want more time?

Wherever you find yourself, if you want to take back the reins and start living your life on purpose, with purpose, you’ll want to tune in or listen online from 10am to hear what this Sunday‘s first Girls Around Town guest has to say…

Joining June and Rosalyn in the studio, Sunita Passi from Tri Dosha will be sharing details of an event coming up in Nottingham on Friday 5 April.

Led by the globally recognised health and wellness expert davidji, Ignite Your Passion & Purpose and Step Into Your Power is an opportunity to find the clarity you’ve been seeking and connect to your deepest, most authentic self.

“This is the first time davidji has been hosted in Nottingham,” says Sunita. “He’s an awesome speaker who, in just three hours, will lead you out of chaos and uncertainty into a journey towards self-discovery and towards the most amazing year of your life.”

Tickets for the seminar, priced £30.34, are available online and you’ll find out more about davidji here