Better with age

Whisky and wine, fine leather and flannel sheets – what do you think they all have in common?

They’re just four of the things that pop up when you try Googling ‘things that get better with age’, the subject of next weekend’s on air chat between June and Mandy Moran…

They’ll be taking a light-hearted look at these and other items on the list when Mandy’s on the phone to the studio from just after 11.20am – and adding a few suggestions of their own too.

Needless to say, women are right up there – well, what you else would you expect from a discussion between two such prime examples? – and they’ll probably include one or two men as well!

On a slightly more serious note, Mandy will be updating listeners on her recent career change from fashion consultant to civil celebrant. Shortly after her first interview on the show in September, she passed her exam with flying colours and wasted no time getting started, carrying out her first funeral ceremonies just days later.

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online from 10am to 12 noon next Sunday for all this and more…

And in the meantime, why not share your comments on how you’ve been getting better with age on the Girls Around Town Facebook page or Instagram feed?

Let’s connect!

Two women who know all about the power of networking join the Girls Around Town on this week’s show…

A single mum who started her business after winning a fight with cancer, Debbie Clarke works with female entrepreneurs to create financial freedom.

Sitting alongside Debbie in the studio will be Sue Godfrey who, through her business, coaches and mentors people, especially women, to lead healthier lives and grow in self-confidence and self-esteem.

They’ll be describing their own journeys and explaining how they now use what they learned along the way to help others build their businesses and become the best version of themselves.

High on the list of their recommendations is developing relationships with other women, sharing and celebrating success both personal and professional in a safe place where they can inspire and be inspired by what they say and hear.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday, when Debbie and Sue talk to Rosalyn and Rachel about the power of networking, about some of the groups they’ve founded and now run – and about how joining groups such as these can help you on the road to happiness and success.

There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women – Madeleine Albright, first female US Secretary of State

Challenging perceptions of beauty

After more than ten years working in marketing, global brand management and trends prediction for a multinational health and beauty company, Sindy Kaur realised that, despite her love of the industry, she wasn’t always comfortable with the messages coming out through various media around what beauty is…

“I found it too narrow, too ‘perfect’ and not always something people could relate to,” says Sindy, the founder of Challenging Perceptions of Beauty and next week’s guest on Girls Around Town.

“So when I left the corporate world, I decided to diversify and deepen my understanding around how those perceptions of beauty and ‘success’ affect women on the other side of the industry.”

In 2005 she spent a year training as a life coach and since then has worked with people from different cultures and all walks of life, gaining valuable insights into the effects that trying to conform to other peoples’ expectations can have on self esteem and happiness.

Join Rosalyn and June on Sunday when Sindy will be describing some of the ways in which she has set out to challenge those perceptions and help to influence change.

“It’s not about attacking the beauty industry or the media and we’re not trying to dictate to people how they should or shouldn’t think or behave,” she adds. “Our aim is to open up conversations, to get people thinking and taking responsibility for the messages around beauty and success that we’re creating and passing onto the next generation.”

If you’re an outwardly successful woman who feels like a fraud on the inside or you want to get back on back on course after life has given you a knock or a wake-up call (think turning 50, divorce, redundancy or illness perhaps) you’ll want to hear about Sindy’s coaching programme Behind The Mask too.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out how she takes her clients through the steps to shedding the ‘mask’ – the ‘face’ they put on for the outside world when they’re not sure who they are.

And how in doing so they’re able to re-align with what’s really important to them, to reveal their true power and enjoy what they’ve achieved…