I am Tania. Thank you for visiting my website. Here is a quick background on me and the purpose of my site.
I was born in Tehran, Iran and moved during the revolution to the U.S. I am half Persian and half American. I have one older sister. I moved several times during childhood, attending three different elementary schools, and four different schools through high school. I eventually found permanent residence in Los Angeles and received a Bachelor's in Psychology with an Elementary Teaching Credential.
My multiple interests and need for change took me from being an elementary school teacher to working in entertainment as a stand-in and background performer, dabbling in creative arts businesses, brief media writing stint, and steady work as a paralegal.
My joys of travel began as a child when I was taken around Europe with my family. It restarted in my late 20s when I would travel to a new destination every year. I love different regions in France such as Provence, Villefranche, Nice, Avignon, Loire Valley, and Paris. I enjoyed Geneva, London, Belgium, and Florence. My favorite U.S. cities are San Francisco and Portland, and en route to discovering others.
I have a fur baby Maltese named Chippie. I love nature whether hiking or a peaceful space in a garden. Rejuvenation is always sought in nature. Simplicity is my way of life. Peaceful space and less chaos.
THE PURPOSE OF MYSTICAL HUMMINGBIRD PUBLICATIONS
I never imagined that I would be confronted with the most difficult journey in my life. I was a caregiver to my mom during a terminal illness. She was a dear, close, and amazing person in my life. It was my purpose to give her the best quality of life, as I knew no other way. It was the most challenging time that tested my resilience and delicate emotions.
I started to journal while caring for her, purging all my emotions and complexities of dealing with the medical community and relentless illness. This led to writing more content on self-care for myself and creating a book. I edited most of my personal experience to focus on women caregivers taking care of themselves during this time.
My mom passed away which was an emotionally painful experience and once I got a grip on my life I wanted to continue meaningful, purpose-driven missions. Two and half months later, barely getting used to my grief, a good friend passed away. He supported me during this journey. I was numb and did not know how to bring back joy or find inspiration again. I was deeply depressed which is acceptable during this time. I found my way through healing and must do something in this arena.
Challenging times are part of being human and support is crucial. That is my theme for this site.
I coach women to also write their impactful nonfiction books and get them published. They can have a supportive space and motivation to complete their project. No one is alone in their journey when they discover others with similar experiences.
I have a podcast for mental well being called Healing Minds, "A Healthy Lifestyle Begins with the Mind." I interview change-makers in the arena of mental health. I also have a monthly resilience group for women where we share important topics.
Thank you for stopping by.