The experiences that contributed to my life to feel whole and creative occurred initially within the context of our own family and community.  I experienced my family's loving care, the teachings of Naturopathic Medicine. Our genuine friendships with our community and the practice of oral traditions, traditional and spiritual philosophies, storytelling and the arts is the reason why  I've chosen the life long studies and practice of Traditional Naturopathic Medicine, The Healing Philosophies and the Fine Arts.  In 1992  after meeting Mary Burmeister, I integrated Jin Shin Jyutsu into my practice.

Since 1991 I have been offering Art and Spirituality Retreats. Healing Art Jin Shin Jyutsu, Mindfulness and Creativity - Teaching the Healing Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help as Volunteer in Libraries, Schools, Clinics, Colleges and Art Museums - and Art Mentorships

http://jinshinjyutsu-mercedes.com

1986 Founder and Director of Art for All School & Children’s Museum

Art, Meditation, Nutrition and Total Wellbeing for children and their families.

Exhibitions of Children's Art Work, Paintings, Handmade Books, Storytelling and Puppets            

Multicultural and Multigenerational Community Programs

 Murals: Painting our Towns with children, seniors and artists.