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Saving Missy

Reverend Kate Bottley and Jason Mohammad meet Beth Morrey, a former TV executive whose anticipated debut novel Saving Missy is about loneliness and second chances.

This week Rev Kate Bottley and Jason Mohammad meet Beth Morrey, a former TV Exec who was inspired to write her debut novel whilst pushing a pram around her local park, whilst on maternity leave. She's already won awards for 'Saving Missy' before it was fully published, she tells Kate and Jason about it's themes of loneliness and second chances.

Plus Katherine May tells us about 'Wintering' - how we can embrace the times of sadness in our lives, the 'winters', when we're often secluded, or frozen - as a time of healing. She'll tell us her own experience of 'wintering' after a sudden illness in her family and how that inspired her to write about recovery and the opportunity for change. Katherine is autistic and has found a love of nature, the wild and being outdoors to be very helpful for her mental health. She has 'Spiritual Gym' tips for our listeners about how to embrace nature, even in the depths of winter, in order to find some time and space for the body and soul.

And our Charity Champion wants us to send Valentine's Cards to strangers. Dr Amy Pollard runs the Mental Health Collective which is encouraging random acts of kindness by facilitating people to send Valentine cards, messages and gifts to people they've never met before. Dr Amy will tell us about the #GreatBritishValentine and how her faith influences her work.

Producer: Rebecca Maxted

11 days left to listen

2 hours, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Michael McDonald

    Sweet Freedom

    • Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Oh Wonder

    Happy

    • No One Else Can Wear Your Crown.
    • Island.
    • 2.
  • Youssou Ndour & Neneh Cherry

    7 Seconds

    • Love - 38 All Time Love Classics.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Cat Rea -

    Freedom Reign (feat. Joshua Luke Smith)

  • Gregory Porter

    Revival

    • (CD Single).
    • Decca.
  • Culture Club

    It's A Miracle

    • Culture Club - Greatest Moments.
    • Virgin.
  • Marlon Roudette

    When The Beat Drops Out

    • (CD Single).
    • Syco.
    • 001.
  • Billy Ocean

    One World

    • One World.
    • Sony CG.
  • CalledOut Music

    Grace

  • Britney Spears

    Toxic

    • (CD Single).
    • Zomba.
  • Amy Winehouse

    Rehab

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Jonas Brothers

    What A Man Gotta Do

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Roxette

    Joyride

    • Roxette Hits!.
    • Capitol.
  • Gabrielle Aplin & Nina Nesbitt

    Miss You 2

    • Dear Happy.
    • Never Fade Records.
  • Damien Rice

    Cannonball

    • (CD Single).
    • 14th Floor Records.
  • Celeste

    Stop This Flame

    • (CD Single).
    • Both Sides Records.
  • Prince & The Revolution

    Take Me With U

    • 4Ever.
    • Warner Bros.
  • The Black Eyed Peas

    I Gotta Feeling

    • (CD Single).
    • Interscope.
    • 4.
  • David Guetta, MORTEN & RAYE

    Make It To Heaven

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Erasure

    Sometimes

    • Erasure - Pop!.
    • Mute Records.
  • Jess Glynne

    Hold My Hand

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Roachford

    Love Remedy

    • (CD Single).
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Backstreet Boys

    Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)

    • Now That's What I Call Music 37 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 2.
  • Nelly Furtado

    I'm Like A Bird

    • (CD Single).
    • Skg.
    • 1.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    Monkey Business

    • (CD Single).
    • x2 Recordings.
  • The Killers

    When You Were Young

    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.

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