Well we didn’t have any proposals on air – but we had a great time chatting with Gillian Smissen who is a Trustee for The Harmony Therapy Trust. She told us how her daredevil antics caught the eye of the Trust who asked her to become more involved. She also explains how the Trust operates and how listeners can get involved and raise funds to enable the charity to keep doing it’s great work. Chris Pollard and Angela are seen holding their “Happiness Kits” as explained on the show.
What a delight it was to meet Hannah and Donna from CiLK. After Jan met them at the Wellbeing Symposium last year, we popped along to interview them so we could shout about the great work they do. They are such an inspiration to us all and CiLK offers great support for those who have a disability and want to live independent lives. If you want to meet them in person, why not visit the next Wrinkly Roadshow on 11th March 2016 at Lenham Community Centre ME17 2QT (12-7pm), they’ll be there.
Another jam packed show, thanks to our guest, Trish Stretton of People face2face Ltd who shared her personal journey to better health. Angela and her guest co-presenter, Chris Pollard, chatted with Trish about her path to a healthier and better quality of life. We also learnt how Trish’s road was paved with a few rocks (health challenges) along the way and how she found ways to cope with them. Finally we touched briefly on her Jive Dancing passion (great exercise) as well as her love of her Thermomix and how she has now added “Independent Thermomix Advisor” to her portfolio of skills. A real life “Wonder Woman” and a true inspiration to many. Big thanks to our show sponsors too, namely:
Barry and Jan Lewis of JW Training Ltd joined us today to highlight the importance of having an Emotional First Aid Kit in organisations. We had a little challenge part way through the show, a power cut, which was rather exciting. It didn’t deter us and we didn’t lose too much time to find out how Barry and Jan work with a variety of organisations and voluntary sectors and schools to deliver their accredited programmes. They also explained the Emotional Healthscale as well as what our default emotion tends to be in times of stress.
Angela finally got to meet the lovely Miriam McGuirk (and her wonderful husband and business partner, aka Super Hero), Chris Pollard . During the show we hear how Miriam has gone from strength to strength since 2014. We chatted about why she made the move to write ‘Shattered Dreams & Scorpions at Midnight, a search for sanctuary’ under her own name, how her husband Chris is such a key to her support, both with living with M.E. but also in her career as an author and what great things they are up to later in the year. Alongside all of this, we learnt that there is the audio version of her ‘Shattered Dreams & Scorpions at Midnight, a search for sanctuary’ due out in 2016. Miriam is about to start writing Volume 2 in this Tales from Turkey series to be published by the end of this year too. We also had great pleasure in announcing the winner of our #inspire book competition (you’ll have to listen back to know who 🙂 ).
It was an absolute pleasure to have her and Chris in the studio and Angela is hoping it won’t be another 2 years before we see them again. You can purchase her books by clicking on the titles above or the picture under the player bar.