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 was 16 when my mother called me fat. My father’s Punjabi family had a tendency to be on the larger side, my mother’s Gujarati family were all small and thin. Flitting between the two cultures I heard all the jokes of the fat Punjabis and the thin Gujaratis that each family seemed to revel in. In one household I More →
Love is missing you so much today that it hurts Love is missing you every single day Love is smiling because of a memory of you Love is crying because of a memory of you Love is knowing that you are in the sunshine Love is knowing you are in the rain Love is knowing that two bodies became one More →
“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 →
These photos signify the Hindu widow – wearing a white sari – with a bare back. The inspiration was taken from the film Water by Deepa Mehta. The long hair is in defiance to the norm where a Hindu widow’s hair is shorn back. The photos are taken in a cold, grey tint to show the starkness of the story. More →