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 →

Wife to Widow – A candid look at dying

Over the last few years I have been struck by how scared people are about talking about dying. So I get it – it isn’t the most cheerful topic to talk about over the dinner table! And, I think some of my friends are beginning to avoid me as I become a “death bore”. But, the thing is, we need 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 7 – The Crash (Excerpt 5)

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 7 One evening, after a long day at work, Jeremy brought in an old cassette player that I had asked him for as More →

Chapter 7 – The Crash (Excerpt 4)

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 7 My eyelids popped open and for a moment I lay still in the darkness, staring up at the ceiling. Without looking at More →