As a child age 4, I would tear up images from furniture magazines and catalogs and run around the house placing them where I thought they belonged. I was a natural born interior designer.
Despite studying anything but interior design, I ended up starting as a junior in a studio in 2006 before launching my own practise in 2007, Montage Interior Design based in London's Soho.
Over a period of 9 years, the studio completed over 500 projects from Houston to Shanghai, Dubai to Sao Paulo for clients such as Marc Jacobs, L'Oreal, Vivienne Westwood and more.
I began to understand energy work in 2010 when, following a difficult break up, I started working with my good friend and teacher Stephen Morallee, exploring his work Deetell. Deetell is a practise of sound and movement born from spontaneity and stillness which allows us to access our deepest intelligence and creativity.
Stephen also works as a multimedia artist, having recently launched www.3aspectphotography.com , a photography course for spiritual types. Here is an image he shot whilst practising Deetell in 2008.
2012 was a year of a massive shift in consciousness for our collective community. For me, this manifested in creating 19 greek street, a gallery for sustainable design in London's Soho which was dedicated to leaving this world "a better place than I found it" (the gallery's official mantra).
In 2014, working with Shaman and healer Honi Borden unlocked a path of transformation for me. Our very deep-level explorations allowed me to to reach new depths and marked the beginning of a new chapter in my life.
Shortly after this work with Honi, I had a life-changing experience wilst visiting a temple in Bangkock.
After meditating in the temple of Wat Arun, I heard a voice telling me to go meditate in my hotel: what followed was nothing short of extraordinary. I began moving spontaneously and uncontrollably, chanting in languages I had never heard before which I didn't understand.
It took me some time and some explorations to understand what had taken place.
I began to understand the power of temples, and their ability to hold a space of higher consciousness growth and deeper intelligence for us.
This experience led me, intuitively, to a meditation retreat in Nepal.
Opening this space of stillness and silence for 10 days allowed some important information and insight to land: my life needed to change drastically.
I made the decision to leave my busy London life, converted to Buddhism and made the decision to dedicate myself to a more spiritual and altruistic path.
Despite leaving London, I kept the gallery, 19 greek street, maintaining it first as a source of income but also as a space which would continue to host inspiring events of a spiritual nature.
Here I am with Sister Dadi Jayanti, one of the many spiritual figures to hold an event in the space.
Following another powerful ceremony with Shaman Honi Borden, I received a call to go to Mongolia to work on a couple of sustainable and evolutionary design projects.
Unexpected twists and turns arose on this unforgettable journey as traveling to the land where shamanism originated was a catalyst for me to be initiated as a shaman mysel