Hello and welcome to my personal website.
I was born and raised in Brighton, East Sussex, in the UK and now live in Paciano, Umbria in Italy with my husband Barnet Boy, our two dogs and a gang of cats, including the famous Stevie Mouse. I write and promote my art as Dorothy Berry-Lound but I am also known by my spirit name ShannathShima, the snow leopard.
I worked as a consultant and researcher for 30 years, running my own research organisations HOST Policy Research and Research Educate Develop. Now retired from my consultancy work, I have more time to devote to things I enjoy. This includes poetry, writing and art (see my separate website for full detais of my artwork). I find it is a wonderful thing that as you think you are just mastering a skill you realise there is a whole new level you need to develop. We never stop learning.
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.
My website looks at healing, poetry and writing more generally. There is also an introduction to my artwork and a link to my blog.