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The Carer

If you have ever cared for someone you love through an illness and felt lonely, isolated and lost, you will be especially interested in this episode of Wyse Women.

It features Tiggy Walker who is married to the BBC Radio 2 Presenter Johnnie Walker. In 2003 and just a few months into their marriage, Johnny became seriously ill with cancer and Tiggy gave up everything to care for him. Then ten years later the roles reversed when Tiggy became ill with cancer and Johnny had to care for her.

In this podcast (which contains strong language) Tiggy shares her wisdom about what she learned about being a carer from both perspectives.

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Tiggy’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices. 

To find out more about Carers UK, the charity that Tiggy talks about in this podcast, you can also click the button below.

The Language

Whatever type of trauma you have suffered, be it physical, emotional, spiritual or sexual… my next Wyse Woman guest believes so powerfully that it is possible to reclaim ourselves from those experiences.

Rachel Rose’s story is about her early sexualisation and how (after many, many years of darkness) one of the ways that she began to heal herself was through language.

A healer, teacher and orator of extraordinary proportion Rachel speaks in her interview about how as a very young child she was energetically expanded with thoughts and feelings that she didn’t understand by a visitor in her house. She also talks about the quest she undertook as an adult to consciously define what happened to her by seeking out the most truthful words.

Words that set her free and words that potentially have the power to set others free from their traumas as well.

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Rachel’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices

The Transformation

The author and mystic Caroline Myss once said that ‘it is impossible to heal from an illness and come out the other side the same person.’ 

A quote that no doubt will make complete sense to anyone who has been diagnosed with a serious disease or condition. Illness perhaps like nothing else on earth has a way of forcing us to make changes and to begin to take notice of the inner voice that has stopped whispering and starting shouting.

In this episode of Wyse Women,  Frauke Behrens from Fuerteventura talks about her extraordinary transformation from a stressed-out overworked manager of top hotels and spas to a free-spirited and joyous Kundalini yoga teacher after being diagnosed with a life threatening tumor of the lung.

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Frauke’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices.

The Sun, The Moon, The Stars

If you have ever lost someone you love, you will have experienced the emotion of grief. How you experienced grief would have been completely unique to you and the relationship you had with the person you lost. However there are some universal themes with grief which we can all connect with .

In this episode of Wyse Women, Helena Enright, a lecturer in drama at Bath Spa University talks about the sudden death of her 23 year old cousin, Mark – and the way she dealt with and continues to deal with her loss.

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Helena’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices.

The Wave

In 2004, Pauline Part and her family were on holiday in Thailand celebrating her husband’s 50th birthday when one of the biggest natural disaters in living memory struck.

In this first Wyse Woman episode Pauline talks about being caught up in an event which killed more that 230,000 people in 14 countries.

She also talks candidly about the wisdom that revealed itself at the time and in the months and years afterwards.

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Pauline’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices.