The awareness that has shifted my life the most, is my ability to feel present in what I am doing in each moment. I have had a lot of experience, like all of us, yet knowing that I am here right now, this second, is the key to my finding joy and a sense of peace. It is not always the easiest road and I remind myself daily that being present is a state of fluidity and motion... there is no stasis. In this way I remember that a state of peace is always alive inside of me. I breathe…
As the granddaughter of illustrious author, Ernest Hemingway, Mariel was always destined to be well-known and publicly recognized. However, at the young age of 13, Mariel became famous in her own right when she made her silver screen debut in Lipstick. Four years later her work in Woody Allen’s Manhattan earned her an Oscar nomination. She has since made 30 films and numerous television appearances in series and as a host of several environmental and humanitarian documentaries.
Now at the age of 47, Mariel is the mother of two daughters, Dree 21 and Langley 19 and a caretaker of anywhere from 2 to 6 delightful dogs at a time. For over 20 years, she has been pursuing her passion for yoga and health and is now seen as a voice of holistic and balanced health and well-being. As part of that role she has leads wellness retreats all over America, sharing her insights about movement, silence, nutrition, and home.
In 2003, she published her powerful bestselling memoir, Finding My Balance. A truly insightful and inspiring story, of her life’s journey through the eyes of yoga and meditation. Mariel’s second book, Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out (Harper Collins San Francisco 2007), is a how-to guide to finding one's balance and health through self-empowering lifestyle techniques and is a huge success for Mariel and especially for those whom incorporate her inspiring advice.
Her latest and most exciting project is Mariel’s Kitchen…a company that will produce real food products with a real life message. Her first product is Blisscuits (a healthy gluten free sugar free cookie soon to be sold in Target)! The Blisscuits will be launched with her cookbook, Mariel’s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Healthy and Delicious Life.
Mariel believes that the health of the body mind and spirit is the first step in becoming conscious of the health and well being of the environment that surrounds us. So eat real food grown organically and locally and get more in touch with who you are and how we interact with our communities. You can check out her message and her mission on both marielhemingway.com and marielskitchen.com