Compassion for Nature

Guest Blogpost by Shivani Bhalla (Founder and Director of Ewaso Lions) Our planet is under severe threat. Large swathes of wilderness is being lost and wildlife numbers are plummeting all across the globe. Rapid urbanisation leading to animal habitat loss, poaching and bushmeat hunting of wildlife are just a number of things exacerbating the situation.…

Why I stopped eating gluten

Lethargy, depression, tummy ailments – that’s what made me go gluten-free. Except, I had no idea that eating food with gluten in it led to all the above symptoms/illnesses. It was only when I was having terrible tummy trouble – went through loads of tests (blood, internal examinations) and thankfully found nothing sinister – that…

Elephants – Is it too late?

Whilst on holiday in Kenya last year we visited my sister in Samburu, Kenya where she has her Ewaso Lions camp – ensuring the safety and conservation of the lions in that area. http://ewasolions.org/ Samburu is famous for its beautiful elephants. Wonderful, majestic, kind animals – known for their loyalty, sensitivity and protectiveness to the…

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…

Voice of Mind – what it has meant to me

Being chosen as a Voice of Mind, campaigning with the charity MIND to put mental health at the heart of the general election debate, has been a real privilege. I really wanted to get involved in the campaign so that I could help raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma surrounding those who have…