Hello and welcome to my website, which I have developed in order to share with you the joys I find in life. This includes photography and digital art, painting, poetry and writing (see my separate website).
I was born and raised in Brighton, East Sussex, in the UK. Following an early career as a secretary I retrained and became an adult trainer. Then in 1986 I established HOST Policy Research which I still run as Managing Partner. Since 1995 I have also been known through my metaphysical teaching, writing and painting as Shan, Shannath and now ShannathShima, the snow leopard.
My aim is to promote life, work and energy balance and I try to live this in practice in Umbria, Italy, where I live with my husband Graham (Barnet Boy), our dog Barnie and a multitude of cats.
The website includes a section on the training courses I offer – they include Reiki (a form of healing; I have been a Reiki Master/Teacher since 1997) and Tai Chi and Qi Gong (I am a Tai Chi Nation qualified instructor). It also includes a section on my publications.
As a teacher I am a master of some things and a novice in others and learning all the time, both updating my skills but also developing an awareness of my inner truth and how to present it.
I hope you find something that resonates with you.