Siobhan Maher

Siobhan moved to Montpelier Hill, Dublin, just prior to her eighth birthday, and settled in with the locals as if born to the area. Every available waking hour Siobhan was found daydreaming on a pony or with a dog in the forest; fostering her childish love for nature and animals.

It was atop this hill that Siobhan remembers creating her first poem. It married the life of a local man, affectionately known as the Ice Man (who lived rough in an old ice house) and a kind-looking homeless lady asleep on a cardboard bed outside Harcourt Street hospital (where Siobhan spent many weeks hospitalised).

Although chronically dyslexic throughout school, Siobhan completed a Higher National Diploma and Degree in Aberystwyth University Wales, a Masters in Aberdeen University Scotland and finally graduated as Dr. Siobhan with a PhD in Food Science and Technology in 2004 from University College Cork. After many years working in the food industry (which included research in food science, food development, industrial bakeries, chocolate factories and more) Siobhan was tired, in chronic pain and becoming more immobile daily from a condition known as Fibromyalgia.

About the AuthorAfter the birth of her first child in 2007 Siobhan decided to get healthy and retrain in a career that fascinated her and would allow her to work from home and be around her children. After graduating as a Touch for Health Kinesiologist in 2007, Siobhan further studied the art of allergy testing using a muscle test and achieved a Diploma in Complimentary Therapy. Siobhan continued studying and attuned as a Reiki Master, qualifying as a Feng Shui consultant, angel therapist, mindfulness coach, crystal therapist and shamanic practitioner and counsellor.

Writing remained a passion and Siobhan swapped scientific journals and thesis writing for her beloved poetry. Off-the-cuff rhyming poems and stories to sweeten her children’s bedtime routine broadened into poetry for adult mindfulness. In 2022 Siobhan began working on her dream of marrying her passion for nature photography with her love for creating poetry, and sincerely hopes you enjoy the resulting creation

Journeying – Photopoetry to Revive your Soul

and that it helps lower your eyes in peace.
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