Mia's journey began in New York, where she was born and raised. Seven years later, a childhood illness held her hostage and in fear, followed by toxic relationships. Intensive journaling within the Twelve Step program of EA, Emotions Anonymous supported the conquering of twenty years of toxic medication for depression. With freedom from past adversity, the study of ancient Eastern philosophies and healing modalities presented the gift of natural healing. Native American Shamanic wisdom teachings awakened her curiosity which uncovered fascinating truths crucial to her spiritual development. Her true purpose was revealed.
She established a nonprofit Ministry for Creative Arts and Spiritual Development with three wellness centers in New York where her ‘gift of touch’ comforted those mentally or emotionally ill in her travels and private practice.
More than twenty years of professional experience and volunteering efforts are well received by individuals, hospitals, schools, youth, and senior programs, continuing education, mental health organizations, and Lifelong Learning Programs, in her travels and on the Internet. Two years ago Mia decided to spread her love and healing to San Diego CA where her she offers Motivational Art and Spiritual development workshops for living a happy, healthy, balanced lifestyle focused on self-love and self-respect.
The continuous journey to rise above the ongoing complexities of life, broadened by a powerful sense of Self, is her foundation. Her healing skills were demonstrated in a United Nations documentary on Alternative Medicine.
Mia's artwork, sculptures, and fabric designs are exhibited in galleries, libraries, and shops in the US, Canada, and abroad. Free Spiritual counsel is offered online when the going gets rough. Please donate below.
"I delight in the simple wonders of life and find joy in motivating others to develop their uniqueness. My mission is to educate and encourage the use of alternative medicine and preventative therapies before unwelcome dis-ease, alcohol, or chemical dependency become a controlling force in one's life”.
Creating something from nothing becomes a ceremony in sacred time and space. It begins with meditation. When a receptive mind is achieved, relinquished of self-criticism, every brushstroke comes alive. A blank canvas filled with color - a portrait is born; Clay takes form as sculpture; Fabrics become colorful designs for pillow and doll designs. Each creation is available for purchase and enjoyment.
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Mia introduces Little Rose Lost and Found as a young girl born with roses growing from her ears who travels to discover her true destiny. This illustrated parable (my memoir) contains a workbook on Emotional and Mental Maturity. A visual presentations (for coming-of-age; runaways; bullied; disadvantaged kids etc.)) can be arranged. Contact for details. Follow her forthcoming auto-biography Life Without Reservations - a hero's journey from adversity to success.