Oscar Winning Actress, Health Advocate and Bestselling Author
Academy Award actor from a celebrated family, Mariel is a prolific author, healthy lifestyle brand entrepreneur and a tireless mental health awareness and suicide prevention program advocate, recently sharing the stage with Hillary Clinton, Patrick Kennedy and other world-class inspiring speakers.
In a high-tech world, Mariel is considered an expert in high-touch solutions which facilitate finding one’s authentic voice and experiencing the greatest sense of personal power, life balance, joy, fitness, authenticity and peace of mind.
Mariel shares her own evocative story about growing up in a home where there were great challenges in order to inspire others to do the same, thereby cultivating compassion and understanding and breaking down the stigma so often associated with the discussion of mental illness.
Mariel’s on camera film and television accomplishments include starring roles in: Manhattan, Lipstick, Personal Best, Star 80, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. She’s narrated several programs and films including the documentary Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life. Mariel and Oprah Winfrey executive produced, Running From Crazy, the Emmy nominated documentary focused on the 7 most recent suicides in the Hemingway family.
Mariel’s best selling books include Finding My Balance, reflecting her life’s journey through the lens of her yoga and meditation practices. Healthy Living from the Inside Out: a how-to guide to finding a greater sense of balance and meaning through self-empowering techniques and strategies.
Mariel’s Kitchen is a healthy lifestyle cookbook offering creative gluten and sugar free recipes. Running With Nature provides insights into the import and impact of making good choices based on an awareness of and respect for nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, movement, silence, compassion and connectedness to self and earth.
Mariel’s book releases also include her memoir: Out Came The Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family and INVISIBLE GIRL: a tender engaging book written in diary form for teen and tweens.