Medicine for the soul

Do you need a little soul medicine in your life?

Join the Girls Around Town this weekend to learn how, through wellbeing workshops in England, healing retreats in France and self-development home courses, Danushia Kaczmarek can help you say goodbye to chronic illness, fear, worry, grief and more…

She’ll be chatting to June and Rosalyn about her own journey, explaining how suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for eight years eventually led to a heart attack on New Year’s Eve 2013.

“For many years, I thought I was happy but deep inside myself I was sad, angry and felt a failure,” she says. “With these suppressed and hidden feelings, I became ill and overloaded with emotions which eventually led to the CFS.”

The heart attack which followed was, in her words, a total wake up call and the fork in her road through life. Now, in the Soul Medicine workshops and retreats she runs, Danushia helps clients change their own lives for the  better, healing and transforming them from the inside out.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to hear her story and find out how a dose of soul medicine could set you on the path to a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life…

Written from the heart

Up and coming musician and poet Michaela Woods joins the Girls Around Town this weekend with a sneak preview of her debut album and second poetry book, both due to be released later this year.

Newark-based Michaela – who performs as Wilted Flower – will be at Stray’s Coffee Shop on Saturday 21 September, when she’ll be playing the new album in full and doing a selection of readings from the book, Grow in the Dark.

Her melodic, stripped-back performances reflect on experiences in her life to create honest and raw songs about mental health issues, loss and love which she likens to those of Keaton Henson and Daughter.

The new book follows on from her first collection of poems, No Longer A Wordless Book, published in October 2017 and described by one reviewer as ‘a truly emotional collection of poems written from the heart’.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday when Michaela will be talking to June and Rosalyn about the inspiration behind her music and poetry which she says are ‘a look inside my heart and head’.

And sharing one of the tracks from her album with everyone…

What’s in The Laughter Locker?

Google ‘different kinds of yoga‘ as June did a couple of days ago and, depending on which link you follow, you’ll find descriptions of at least 14 styles.

Not quite an A to Z, more of an A (Ananda) to Y (Yin), but a comprehensive choice nevertheless, with some of the names – Bikram, Hatha and Hot for example – more recognisable than others.

Some of them you’ll know about and maybe even practise yourself but have you heard of – or even tried – Laughter Yoga?

Step forward Teresa Sanderson of The Laughter Locker, one of the guests on Girls Around Town this weekend, who’ll be explaining how the classes she runs combine laughter yoga, breathing, mindfulness and meditation to change mindsets for a healthier, happier you…

She’ll be talking too about lipoedema, a rare fat disease she suffers from herself that was very much a part of the reason she became a Laughter Yoga therapist.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday morning to find out more about Tess’s work for the charity Lipoedema UK, which appropriately enough launches its 2019 Awareness Month on Sunday too.

She’ll be joining June and Rachel in the studio for the second hour of the show – but make sure you’re listening to the first hour too, when Janice Holmes pops in to share some exciting news.

If you’re expecting any hints here, you’ll be disappointed but all will be revealed shortly after 10am on Sunday!!