Interview on Living Raw Radio

“In an open, honest and very candid radio interview, I talk about my depression, bereavement, family estrangement and all the life events that have shaped me over the years.” Shalini Bhalla-Lucas

Interviewed by award-winning businesswoman and radio presenter Geeta Sidhu-Robb for her radio programme on Living Raw Radio. More →

Life’s Changing Seasons

When we look back on a year it is usually the extreme lows and highs that we remember. We seem to forget the small things. This isn’t surprising given how much the big events and occurrences affect us. 2018 has been punctuated by loss after loss and it feels likes there has been no respite since the day Jeremy died More →

Chapter 22 – Walking in the Dark (Excerpt 14)

A paragraph from Chapter 22 It was an article in the Guardian that started me thinking about the idea of legacy. The article, ‘Top Five Regrets of the Dying’, was based on a book written by a palliative nurse, Bronnie Ware. She had spent years caring for people in their final hours and they had shared their thoughts with her More →

Chapter 17 – Letting Go (Excerpt 10)

A paragraph from Chapter 17 I turned to look at Jeremy, sure that he would be having the same thoughts. But in that moment, something shifted. His whole face and body relaxed. The strain of all the past weeks and months disappeared and his face slipped into an expression of calm repose. It happened in seconds. In the same few More →

Always With You – On Sale 12 July 2018

23 months ago today I lost the most important person in my life – my beautiful husband Jeremy. Today, in his memory, I am proud to reveal details of my new memoir Always With You…. Always With You is about my personal battles with mental illness, the coping strategies I relied on to regain a positive mental state after severe More →

Chapter 4 – Feet Away, Worlds Apart (Excerpt 3)

For the next few weeks I will be publishing excerpts from my forthcoming memoir Always With You. Each excerpt will also have an insight into and the significance of the excerpt. (See below) A paragraph from Chapter 4 It was the only way forward, I knew that now. The only way out of this mess I had created. Yes, it More →