The experiences that contributed to my life to feel whole and creative occurred initially within the context of our own family and community. I also experienced as a child the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine and the arts. And as a teen, I knew it was my calling to study and practice Traditional Naturopathic Medicine, the healing philosophies and the arts. In 1992 after meeting Mary Burmeister, I began to study and practice the Physio-Philosophy art of healing, Jin Shin Jyutsu. To know more about the art of harmonizing the Life Energy in the body, visit: http://jinshinjyutsu-mercedes.com
I lead seminars and retreats in Art and Spirituality Retreats, Mindfulness and Creativity since 1986.
1986 Founder and Director of Art for All School & Children’s Museum Seminars-Classes in Art, Meditation, Nutrition, Total Wellbeing for children and their families.
Weekly classes in painting, handmade books, pottery, storytelling and handmade puppets
Multicultural and Multigenerational Community Programs and Community Murals: Painting our Towns with children, seniors and artists.
Give workshops in Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help in health centers, libraries, schools and integrative clinics
I continue painting, and exhibiting my art work in several local, national and international venues.