One Minute Breathing Space

This really simple meditation can be done anywhere, anytime and is one of my favourite meditations because the effect that one minute has on me can be quite astounding. If faced with a difficult situation, this is my go-to meditation. It calms me down, it focuses me, it centres me. You can do this seated or standing. Either way, make More →

Mindful Dance

As we all face days and maybe weeks of self-isolation it is important to nurture and nourish your body through exercise and healthy eating. Keeping physically active and fit relieves stress, helps you sleep better, improves your mood and has a positive impact on depression and anxiety. Dance to your favourite music, join an online fitness class or go for More →

Coronavirus Anxiety – Keep Calm, Keep Healthy

Fear has gripped the world. Coronavirus anxiety is on the rise. The worry and stress are palpable as I walk around the supermarket doing some lastminute shopping as the threat of a nationwide lockdown looms over us. As I stand with my small basket in a queue seven-people deep, surrounded by overflowing trolleys, I am struck by the survival and More →

Books & Blogs Interview on Kenya Television

Whilst here in Kenya I’ve been interviewed twice for the Kenyan national TV station KTN. The first show was about relationships and was broadcast in February this year. The second show was featuring my two published books Always With You and Online Dating @ 40 – and my new book Happiness! Is It Simply A Mindset Shift? To watch the More →

Shalini’s Highlights of 2019

Try fitting in one year’s highlights into one minute. Especially when it has been such an eventful year like the one I have had! But here is my attempt at showing you all that happened this year… And if you want more detail then take a look at some of the notes below… I started January in Kenya welcoming the More →

Podcast by Maryum Talks

“Do have a listen as I discuss mental health issues, grief and widowhood with Maryum on the first episode of her new podcast. We look specifically at the South Asian community and how these aspects affect it.” Shalini Bhalla-Lucas Interviewed by podcaster Maryum Iqbal on her new podcast Maryum Talks – available on YouTube, Spotify and iTunes. Watch the interview More →