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The Wellness Wednesday Show on Solihull Radio:

5th August 2020 - Angie Friel

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31st July 2020 - Sarah Meharg

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22nd July 2020 - Selflove Panel

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15th July 2020 - Fay Smith

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Fay Smith, Solihull entrepreneur & owner of House of Hair Hostess bravely shares some of her life story. At 52 she discovered who her biological Father is, but he refused to meet her. Fay has found a way to deal with this and now trusts her own inner voice more than ever. She wants to inspire others to do the same. Open, Honest & Direct, Fay brings great energy to the show.



Date: 7/7/20


Ali is joined by Tristan Lee, The Gorgeousness Coach, a Health and Wellness Expert.

Tristan shares his experiences that took him from rehab in South Africa following a nervous breakdown to helping, inspiring and empowering thousands of people all over the world to age gorgeously and live the lives they truly deserve.

Date: 1/7/20


Ali talks nutrition & body confidence tools with Mel Wakeman.

Anti-diet nutritionist and Owner of Wakeman nutrition, a virtual coaching business. Mel chats about how she believes your health and self-worth can’t be measured by BMI or bathroom scales.

She also guides us to let go of eating rules and external expectations, to plug back into our own intuition and listen to our own bodies to meet its needs. That’s where better emotional and physical health lies.
Mel also adds the funniest song to the positive playlist.

Date: 24/6/20


On The Wellness Wednesday Show this week Ali is joined by Emma hunter from Carers Trust Solihull.

The Carers Trust has 130 centres across the UK and had been established for over 10 years. They provide support, information and advice for unpaid carers and raise awareness for carers valuable contribution to our local community.

Emma talks about the work that they do and how you can get involved and help out.

Date: 18/6/20


An Evening of Relaxation.

Ali is joined by Tania Taylor.

Clinical Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist to bring you an evening of relaxation. They talk about the benefits of Hypnotherapy and other relaxation tools on your wellbeing, create a Peaceful playlist for you and Tania also delivers a guided meditation to help you relax at the end of the day. This is one to listen to time and time again.

Date: 17/6/20


Ali is joined by Gregory Weston, Business development executive, NHS Volunteer and mental health advocate.

In 2011 Greg sustained a life changing brain injury when he fell and hit his head following a night out with friends. Greg shares his story and his road through recovery, he tells us why being an NHS volunteer is so rewarding and he also hands over some great song choices for the positive playlist.

Date: 10/6/20


Ali is chatting to Katie Washbourne & Michelle O'Connor from Ordinary Magic, a none profit Children's Mental Health & Wellbeing Service in Solihull. They will be telling us all about the great work they do to support children and families who have faced trauma, sharing tools for your children's mental health and adding some fun songs to the positive playlist.

Date: 3/6/20


Ali is joined by Tammy Rolfe, Author, Speaker , Coach & mum, is the owner of The Motivated Mummies. Having worked alongside Tony Robbins, and trained in his methods, Tammy has helped transform thousands of lives!

Tammy spent over 20 years suffering with severe anxiety, social phobia and depression, but now enjoys the freedom of her own transformation.

It is because of this Tammy dedicated her life to helping mothers to improve their confidence, and discover their own fulfilment, so they can be the best role model for their children. She now helps busy working mums turn their businesses from hobbies to a profitable career learning to turn fear into action.

Date: 27/5/20


Ali chats to Lee Jones (Chairman) & Jim Roper (Commercial Lead) of Silhillians RUFC for this extended show.

4 years ago Lee sustained a catastrophic Rugby injury that has left him paralysed from the chest down.

Lee shares his incredible story. Jim gives us his thoughts and insight as he watches Lees motivational recovery. We cover so much more, there is lots of Rugby banter and they both update the positive playlist.

Date: 20/5/20


Ali is talking tools with Kate Moxley, founder of Wellness for all.

Kate combines her personal lived experience of mental health issues, her role as a mental health first England instructor along with her background in education to raise awareness of mental health and connect people.

They chat about the tools they have been calling upon as they navigate through the Covid-19 waves and update the positive playlist.

Date: 13/5/20


Ali chats to Laura B Fitness Coach & Mentor and Author about fitness, body confidence and self-love.

Laura talks openly about how her husbands experience with chronic pain, that led to the amputation of his lower leg, motivated her to take action to improve her own physical and mental health. This ultimately led her to discover what self-love really means, she now helps others to do the same.

Date: 6/5/20


Ali will be talking tools with Hannah Poulton of HLP Therapy. A Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist & Scar Therapist, Hannah will be sharing her own personal story of recovery from multiple surgeries and explaining why these therapies can be so beneficial for both our physical and mental health.

Date: 29/4/20


After a short isolating break, Ali is delighted to be back online to host The Wellness Wednesday Show 🙌🏻

This week Ali is chatting to Aoife, a very inspiring 20-something, teacher and blogger ( who was diagnosed with chronic bladder failure at the age of 16. Aoife will be sharing her story and the challenges she has faced living with an invisible disability. We will discuss the tools she has called upon to build her resilience and positive mindset and as always the positive playlist will be updated with a few of Aoife’s favourite songs.

Date: 25/3/20


Ali and the Two Blonde Brummies Kate & Ava become Three Blonde Brummies for an hour.

Nothing is taboo as they talk mental health, wellness tools (and lots of them!), have a giggle and add some more fab songs to the positive playlist.

Date: 18/3/20


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Date: 11/3/20


Co-founder of MIBA (Mums In Business Association) Estelle Keeber chats to Ali about her experiences with depression since she was a teenager, domestic abuse and hitting rock bottom. She shares the tools in her Wellness Toolbox that not only help her manage day to day but led her to change her life around, launch her own photography business that ultimately led her to co-launch the fastest growing network that has helped thousands of women not only grow their business but develop personally too.

Date: 4/3/20


Ali is joined in the studio by Physiotherapist with Leila Holmes, they talk the importance of physical and emotional rehabilitation after an injury and more specifically following the birth of a baby.  Leila shares more power tools and adds to the positive playlist.

Date: 26/2/20


Ali talks to Life Architect Coach & Children’s Mental Health Author Kerry Hearsay about her mis- diagnosis of Bi-polar 20 years ago and the impact this has had on her life, they talk mental health triggers and tools, we find out more about the fantastic children’s books Kerry has written to help children understand mental health and more great songs are added to the positive playlist.

Date: 19/2/20


Ali & Reiki Master Jackie Breen talk about the benefits of Reiki on your mental and physical health, they share their personal Reiki experiences and Jackie has added some powerful songs to the Positive Playlist

Date: 12/2/20


Ali chats to Professional Photographer Hannah Martinig, who specialises in Body Confidence shoots, they discuss Ali’s experience in Hannahs studio last week and Hannah opens up about her experiences with depression and the life events that triggered them, including an abusive relationship.

Date: 5/2/20


Ali talks tools with Dr Lizzy Bernthal, former Army Health Professional and now Empowerment coach.

Lizzy shares her tips to motivate you in the morning and switch your mindset on the negative days.

They suck lemons, 54321 it and some more great songs get added to the positive playlist.

Date: 29/1/20


Ali was joined in the studio by former professional footballer Martin Pemberton.

He tells us all about his fantastic Wellness Recovery Action Programme called ‘Just 1to11 it’ that he developed through his own experiences of suicidal thoughts, depression & anxiety. It's a coping mechanism & constant assessment toolkit based on a football philosophy. Football is the theme he uses but it can be individualised for each person and covers all areas of life. Martin also adds some great songs to the Positive Playlist...

Date: 22/1/20


This week Ali talks fitness tools with Personal Trainer Frank Sinclair (Fit with Frank), he gives tips on how he switches off from Social Media and the songs he adds to the positive playlist will get you moving!

Date: 15/1/20


Ali is joined by Life Coach Caroline Gibbs who honestly shares her personal experience with alcoholism and recovery. They talk tools and Caroline adds her song choices to the Positive Playlist. 

Date: 8/1/20


This week Ali is joined by Holly Matthews.

Former actress and founder of The Happy Me project.

Holly shares how she found a way to handle her grief in a positive way following the death of her husband, they talk self development tools and as always more songs have been added to the Positive Playlist.

Date: 20/12/19


Positive Playlist December 2019

Here is the current episode of the Positive Playlist from Ali Swift. Listen at leisure.

Date: 18/12/19



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Date: 4/12/19


This week Ali is joined by Claire Cross Fitness & Wellbeing Coach, they discuss how making small and simple changes to lifestyle can improve your wellbeing and make you feel good... and lots more tools for Your Wellness toolbox

Date: 27/11/19


Today Ali was joined by Victoria Obermaier founder of the from Fearful to Fearless Career Mentorship programme - they talk tools, get grateful and Victoria invites you to join a 7 day challenge starting 6th December...

Date: 20/11/19


Ali is back in the chair- Guests include Aline Boblin chatting about the upcoming Menopause event and Liz Stanford from The Calm Birth School.

Date: 13/11/19


On this weeks show Ali shares more of the power tools for your wellness toolbox, shares your Random Act of Kindness stories and boosts the positive playlist...

Date: 6/11/19


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