About Marianna


Born in Oakland California, a child of mixed heritage when it was not acceptable. Marianna grew up in the rough inner city of Los Angeles, the notoriously violent Watts District. The product of a multi racial union, left first with relatives, then abandoned and given over to foster care, Marianna's life was a struggle at best and a tragedy at worst. But being born, as she says, with the heart and energy of all her ancestors to "unite the all to Love", Marianna's story became not one of poverty, crime and loss, but one of victory, joy, and abundance.

Her path to Love started at an early age as she observed the world that she grew up in. In that dark place, an unwanted child, surrounded by poverty and abuse of all kinds. she heard the voice of Love call and in that listening she was able to bring into her life Loving experiences that have bought her to a Magical Existence of Love.

Her knowledge and faith have bought her much joy and blessed her with 3 wonderful children who grew up with the love and guidance that she received .

Having lived, loved and taught in Hawaii, California, Oregon, Arizona, England, Greece , Germany, Fiji, Australia, Cambodia, Taiwan, Bali, Sri Lanka and Thailand, she is now bringing the message that was given to her and sharing with the world, with people, who long for more love and joy in their life.

She now lives happily in Queensland, Australia.


Choices to Love…a true life Cinderella story

Despite being exposed to poverty, racism, sexual and physical abuse as a child, Marianna Quint made choices that led her on a path to a loving and fulfilling life. Now she is sharing her experiences to inspire others to create their own destiny. “Life may give you a rough beginning but by making good choices we can create any life we choose – we must never give up, always focusing on the better choice.”

Life is about choice, one choice after another. What your life becomes is based on the choices made. This book is about making choices based on love or based on what will move you to positive life experiences. Partly autobiographical, the author takes you through her life and where the choices took her. Being a child of mixed heritage she faced many challenges racial, physical, and mental abuse experienced daily in her life. Not wanted by her biological family, raised in a foster family home in the inner city ghetto of Watts California.

She survived by making positive choices and not allowing her environment to effect her life in a negative way. What is her motivation? How did she choose? What other examples does she use? This book has a message for those living in poverty, feeling unwanted, dealing with racial issues and abuse. How to turn negative into the positive, that is what this book is about. Based on real experiences not theory.

For more information, contact the author at marianna.qnt33@gmail.com


  1. Marianna,

    We met in a couple of brief moments that wasn’t enough to get to know much about each other. But having read about you (above) I can only say that I have come from the opposite spectrum of life. And my highest respect for your life changing achievements.

    I was born in a very loving family where to love and being loved is the only obvious thing I know of life. My both parents were Theosophists. My mother was a teacher in dressmaking and my father was a priest (and later a bishop) of the Liberal Catholic Church in Indonesia.

    As a teacher, my mother will do everything for her children’s education. She used to always say: “my inheritance will be in your brain instead of in your pocket”. Hence all three of her sons are University graduates.

    I am 65 now, and I can’t remember any moment of my life worth complaining about. I would say that I live from one blessed and loving moment to the next.

    It is probably also a matter of choice, as my wife always says that I have a ‘selective’ memory and only remember the good things in life.

    • As I said the first time I met you, and every time I read what you have written. You are such a Great Light of Love and Knowledge. You are a walking Light. So it is a wonder you are as you are having such a wonderful childhood.
      And Yet as your wife said YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE BY CHOICE. There are many who have such wonderful lives and still choose to look at life with eyes shaded by pain, anger and misunderstandings of life, bought on when they left their sacred home space. Or wanting to fit in to life which they see.
      I am honored that you chose to visit me today on my page, and take the time to leave a comment.
      We really must talk sometime not only would i love to pick your brain 😀 but my husband as well.
      Blessings to you

  2. What can I say about this AMAZING WOMAN whom I call my aunty Marianna?! I met my aunty Marianna through her once marriage to my uncle (Dad’s younger brother) Auka Vaha. I am Thankful that she came into our lives and was able to do so much for my family. She is such an awesome lady that truly has that spirit of LOVE within her. She loved my family so much even after her divorce from my uncle she still has that family love in her that we can and never will forget. We truly miss her with all our hearts, she is family to the end!! She has taught me so much and to this day I still appreciate her for always sending me messages of LOVE and to be Thankful for life. I love you aunty and I wish you nothing but the absolute BEST in life.

    • Oh My Sweet Luci, you have touched my heart in such a great way this moment of Love. Your words of Love touching my core so much the tears of Gratitude flood my eyes and heart.
      My dearest sweet Luci, my niece given to me by God as I have said many times I married your uncle and received the blessing of our family.
      You have blessed me this day as you do always for you are such a heart open to Love and always Giving.
      You are always in my heart, and so is the family. I see your loving eyes and your smile, the gift you give freely to all.
      I am always here for you, never forget you are loved ALWAYS.
      Your Auntie

  3. I’ve met Marianna only a few times. She carries light wherever she goes. You cannot help but notice that and be drawn to her light. What a beautiful person.

    • Thank you Dear Foreli… I feel the same about you, your Light is beautiful, I always love being in your presence.

  4. I have known Marianna for over 40 years as a fact she is my ex wife and my sister and best friend who has helped me tremendusly over the years thru some very diffficult times with her compation and understanting , i am in a very good state of my life because ofher help and support ,she is the ideal person for any mental and emmotional support because she is real .

    • Thank you Nicko, I am honored and blessed to have grown in my life with you. It was that time with you that I discovered my spiritual path, became the healer of hearts and body, starting with my own heart and body.
      Yes, we are the example of the power of Love in Life, how making choices to Love no matter what, we evolve to become greater Loving people. Love never dies, it evolves we take what we learn and continue the growth, creating better lives for ourselves and everyone we know.
      One Heart Touching another… passing it on
      Now my brother, the father of my children, my friend… we evolved and are greater because of the life and love we shared with each other and those we come in contact with…
      I could go on, but must stop 😀 save it for my book IN SEARCH OF LOVE: A PERSONAL ODYSSEY

  5. Marianna and I have been friends since she was 15 years old. Over the years, life got in the way, and we lost touch.
    Then my husband died. I was very sad and lost. A mutual friend said I know who you need to talk to and we drove down the 405 (LA Freeway). In just that one afternoon she brought my spirits up.
    She lived near the beach, so we decided to go,and stayed there talking and talking until the sun went down.
    Her loving kindness entered my heart and stayed there.
    If I were to describer her — I would say courage and kindness.

  6. I have know this wonderful woman for over 40 years and can truly say that all above is the honest truth. I have never seen an evil existence in this wonderful woman. She has so much love to offer and share freely. Reading her works puts my heart and mind at ease. Thank you Marianna for being you!

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