The Annual Social Media Detox So, once a year I take a social media break. Sometime in August, but mostly in December. And this year is no different. I’m going off Instagram, Threads, X, Facebook and LinkedIn for the whole of December. From today I won’t be posting on my blog either. This is why I do it… 1) Reflect More →
Creative expressions like art, writing, and music have been powerful outlets for individuals coping with grief. If you are grieving for a loved one, finding a creative activity may help you cope with that grief. I found much comfort in dance and writing when my husband Jeremy passed away. I penned my Amazon bestselling memoir Always With You when I More →
Coping when someone dies by suicide If you are reading this, then it may be that you are trying to cope after the death of someone close to you by suicide. I am so sorry for your loss. Below are some tips to help you cope. But, remember, professional help can really come in useful at this time. So, if More →
Why do we grieve a famous person when they die – even though we don’t know them persoanlly? The recent death of Matthew Perry really brought this question to the forefront with many of my clients. It’s important to remember that when a famous person dies, the public response to grief is often complex and multifaceted. People may feel a More →
I am excited to share my latest talk courtesy of TEDx….
“I feel stressed…” is something we say or hear so very often… And in these crazy times stress is something that we are feeling almost everyday. Stress can be good. Yes – it can! So let’s not get stressed about stress. Stress is a physical response to a stimulus that our body thinks is attacking us. Our body releases stress More →
I am excited to share my latest talk courtesy of Engage Kenya. I had 10 days to write and practice this talk. It was a fun, yet somewhat daunting experience. But, I actually loved the whole process. The theme was Curveballs. Do tell me what you think!
My husband Jeremy always used to say to me – “Shal, stop, breathe and see how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved. Celebrate your successes before you jump to the next project on your list.” But I never listened to him because there was an innate fear in me that if I stopped I would miss out on opportunities, More →