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.