Artist, Author, Embodied Dreaming Teacher
This is Me
I was born in Nitra, Slovakia and have since moved a dozen times to reach my present home in New York City. Traveling has always fascinated me and I like New York's international flavor.
My path has taken me from growing up in a communist country, to living through a major revolution and the subsequent cultural transition, to finally building up my life as an immigrant to the US. Having lived through a very eventful era and many cultural adjustments, I have continuously been challenged to develop resourcefulness, careful observation of the many new environments I found myself in, as well as maintaining focus in the middle of flexible adaptability. I use these skills today in the form of embodied dreaming which relies on careful perceiving of subtle detail in dream material and identifying its very felt, embodied experience in the body.
I've been lucky to have experienced a rich number of jobs throughout my life: from corporate to self-employed. Some of my favorites include: watercolor artist, published author, embodied dreaming teacher, health coach, kinesiologist, Human Resources Manager, assistant at a Chinese herbal clinic, librarian, executive search assistant.
In addition, early on I spent time working in fast food restaurants, organizing events, washing windows, selling clothing and appliances in stores, playing music in the street, making jewelry.
All of these have exposed me to a rich variety of people, cultures and experiences, which I very much value.
Meet My Book
Books I Like
Here's a list of some of my favorite books:
The Life of Pi
Relating: An Astrological Guide to Living with Others on a Small Planet
The Secret Life of Plants
Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
The Mythic Journey: Use Myths, Fairy Tales and Folklore to Explain Life's Mysteries
Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen
Yuan Wang, Warren Sheir, et al.
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD.