Deborah Szekely is a prominent visionary, activist and philanthropist. She was born in 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, and spent her childhood in Tahiti, where her family became acquainted with philosopher and natural-living advocate Edmond Bordeaux Szekely. Deborah married Edmond in 1939 and, in 1940, the couple opened a camp in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, called Rancho La Puerta. Here, they explored and tested their ideas for healthy living. As the Ranch grew in popularity, some of her high-profile guests expressed their desire for a smaller, more private retreat. In 1958, Deborah opened the Golden Door.
Deborah founded Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County and Wellness Warrior, a non-profit organization in San Diego, California. She was named the “Godmother of Wellness” by the Huffington Post. Deborah, now age 99, continues to live an active, healthy life that includes weekly lectures to Ranch guests and a busy schedule of community activism in San Diego.
Visit Deborah at: https://rancholapuerta.com/