Chapter 1 – A Rabbit In The Garden (Excerpt 2)

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 couple of paragraphs from Chapter 1 I had been brought up in a fairly strict Indian family, where it was expected that I would eventually marry More →

Prologue – Always With You (Excerpt 1)

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) To begin with a couple of paragraphs from the Prologue: He is here to meet me. I know he is here because I can see him: strong More →

Always With You – Launching 30 June 2018

I am delighted to announce the launch of my new memoir Always With You – A true story about love, loss…and hope. Many of you will know that my beautiful, lovely husband and soulmate Jeremy passed away in 2016 after a two year battle with cancer. Since September 2017 I have been writing a revealingly honest book about our life More →

Compassionate Me – Week 4 – Compassion for Nature

Welcome to Week 4 of our FREE 28-day programme designed to encourage and inspire you to practise compassion, mindfulness and kindness towards yourself, your friends and family, strangers and the planet. In this last week we focus on nature and work at cultivating compassion towards it. Click HERE to access Week 4.

Cancer and the (Controlling) Mind (Part 4) – An Up-Date

July 2014 our lives changed forever. I know that sounds dramatic – but I do believe that no matter what the outcome, the diagnosis of cancer to you or your loved one will stay with you forever. J has been fighting his renal cancer now for 18 months – and we live from scan to scan. Every 3 months we More →

Happiness is….by Shalini Bhalla

Happiness is sunshine Happiness is rain Happiness is finding my twin soul Happiness is being a twin soul Happiness is laughter Happiness is tears Happiness is my cat purring Happiness is the birds chirping Happiness is living Happiness is breathing Happiness is beginning Happiness is finishing Happiness is when loved ones visit Happiness is when they go home Happiness is More →

People first: The need to be seen, heard and validated

James Downs is a fellow Voice of Mind – and has campaigned tirelessly this last year to get mental health on the election agenda. Having been through a long journey with mental health services, James suggests that we can get so tied up with diagnoses and complex formulations that the most basic factor is missed – the quality of interaction More →