A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Curiosity is my driving force.

I am an artist, photographer, singer/songwriter/producer, short film maker, writer, editor, storyteller, web designer, sales manager, business consultant, reiki practitioner, lightworker & mystic.

I’m originally from Sydney, but I have spent over 15 years living in London as well as Germany, Czech Republic and Indonesia. I worked at BBC Studios for 12 years but I left my life as a Sales Manager in TV Sales & Distribution to run my own lifestyle & wedding photography business and start my own web design business called Kokoro CreativeAt the beginning of 2020 I launched Kokoro Collective, a blog and community dedicated to wholehearted living. I am currently living on a tropical island and writing a book.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A Psychology (University of Sydney)
  • Dipl. Journalism (London School of Journalism)
  • Studio Sound (SAE College Munich)

PUBLISHED

I am the founder, editor and writer at Kokoro Collective, a blog dedicated to wholehearted living. I also contribute to Thrive Global and Medium.

I am a contributor to Getty Images & Alamy. My images have appeared in various publications including Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, DK Witness travel guides, Scandinavian Traveller Magazine, Bloomberg, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Guardian, E-Online and many more, including several book covers. My wedding photography has been featured in many wedding blogs including Rock My Wedding, Rock N Roll Bride, Boho Weddings, London Bride and Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

My music albums (published under my artist name Michiko) have been published on Spotify, iTunes, Pandora and all major digital platforms. I have co-written singles with 3Balearos and been remixed by Lemongrassmusic.

My film “The Coral Gardners” was shortlisted for the children’s shortfilm category at Greenscreen Festival 2019.

EXPERIENCE

REIKI PRACTITIONER

I have completed Reiki 1 & 2 certification as well as Intuitive Reiki & Past Life Regression workshops with Reiki Master and author Torsten Lange at the Reiki Academy London.

INTUITIVE & MEDIUMSHIP

I have been a student of the College of Psychic Studies London, Arthur Findlay College, JVP School of Mystical  Arts and SNUi and have taken classes and workshops with respected teachers including Christine Morgan (CSNU), Lucy Aumonier, Daniel Pitt, Gordon Smith, James Van Praagh, Mia Ottosson (CSNU), Colin Bates (Minister SNU), Sandie Baker (CSNU), Bill Thomson (Minister SNU).

SPORTS MASSAGE

Full body sport massage, certification completed at Body Balance Massage & Wellness, Germany 2002.

TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION

I completed my TM training in Sydney 1995.

 

AND THE DAY CAME WHEN THE RISK TO REMAIN TIGHT IN A BUD WAS MORE PAINFUL THAN THE RISK IT TOOK TO BLOSSOM.

– Anaïs Nin