Izabella Miko

Izabella Miko-1“What’s your greatest passion?”

“Spreading joy and happiness. Teaching people how to find happiness within themselves without relying on the outside circumstances, because that’s true happiness. I know it’s possible. I’ve been experimenting with different techniques, meditations, and ways of living and I want to share that with the world. It’s almost like, I don’t want anyone else to go through years of trying to figure things out. It’s not that I wasted time, an incredible growth came from it, but I’m very passionate about sharing my own trials and errors with the world, to lessen the struggle for others.”
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“I’ve always been very, very compassionate. I have empathy to the point of fault. I feel the pain of the world too much sometimes, but that’s the thing that drives me to help people to feel happy, joyful, and see beauty around them. Unfortunately, the world is designed to make us feel bad about ourselves and our lives, to live with a scarcity and lack mindset, to make us feel like we need “things”….all intended to make us buy more. That’s how we give our power away. I don’t believe there’s one evil person or group that’s doing this to the world, it’s just that the world is run on fear and money. A major shift is in the air though. I will help that shift.

I’m also very passionate about making people feel like they’re not alone in what they’re going through. It can be very confusing nowadays with social media being so in our face. There is so much information coming at us. Our subconscious absorbs all of it, whether we realize it or not. We have to learn what we want to hold on to, and what’s okay to let go of. I think people haven’t learned to do that yet, so their brain is bombarded with images, news, and music, that’s probably not always aligned with what they would like to manifest in their life. Controlling what comes in and what comes out, your thoughts and emotions, will change your life. The world we see is all a projection of what’s inside of us.”

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“What’s one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your life and what did you learn from that experience?” 
Probably an injury I had to overcome. I’ve always dreamed of being a professional dancer. I didn’t have any other dreams when I was kid. My mom said, I danced before I could walk. I gave up everything for it. When you’re a ballerina you have no hobbies, no personal life. I ended up in America because I got a scholarship at The School of American Ballet in New York at 15. I came here with no money, poor English, not knowing anybody. My mom couldn’t afford to stay with me in New York so I had to live there by myself, while she struggled to send me money from Poland.
After two and a half years, my ankle started to give out, because of a bad back that I knew would cause me problems one day. I danced anyway, because I had this blind faith, that if you just dream it and you work really hard, God’s gonna help you. Well, the ankle and my back just kept getting worse, I couldn’t understand what was happening. I was really mad at God because I left my whole family in Poland to be in New York, I gave up my childhood. What I didn’t realize was that it was all a blessing, because if it wasn’t for ballet, I wouldn’t have ended up in New York. I wouldn’t have opened up to new possibilities. All of a sudden I was exposed to other things that the world has to offer. So, I was forced to stop dancing and had to let go of that specific dream and accept that I was meant for something else. I started acting because I didn’t know what else to do and that turned out to be the path for me. I couldn’t have dreamed that. If you told me when I was 15 ‘you’re gonna be in a huge movie in 3 years and you’re gonna be on billboards all over the world’ I would have laughed.”
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“I learned that there’s so much that we just don’t know, so you just have to keep going. So often we think we know what’s best for us, we think we have this tremendous dream, but there could be something so much bigger and better that we don’t even know exists. It’s kind of been a repetitive lesson in my life. When I started acting I had a whole plan of how it’s going to go down. I’m so blessed to have been working consistently for 20 years, but there have been so many side paths that I’ve been led on, that I had no idea were even a possibility. Be grateful for the side roads and roads less traveled, that’s where the magic happens.
Ultimately, I am very goal oriented, which is not the greatest thing on one hand, because you set yourself up for disappointments, but if your goal is ‘I want to live the most fulfilled happy life, that’s of service to others, using all of my talents and possibilities to achieve that.’ then you’re letting the universe bring you to the highest possible outcome for yourself. You set up no limits. It’s funny, I remember visualizing as a kid, that I’m dancing Giselle on stage in front of hundreds of people who are applauding. Well, I manifested that exact scene…but in a movie. I got to dance Giselle in one of my films  “Save The Last Dance 2”, back then…I wouldn’t have known, that being an actress was even an option for me. So now I try not limit myself. There are things that you know, there are things you know you don’t know, and there are things you don’t know, that you don’t know. The best you, the best life can be in that blind spot, so it’s about staying open, vibrating on a high frequency, by creating happiness inside of you and the rest will just unfold. Don’t worry about the details. How, when, where… I’ve learned to let that go, though it’s a struggle for an A-type person like me. When I look at my life, I’m so grateful things are happening the way they are.”
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“What are your favorite ways to give and receive love?”
“I love love languages. I think most people give love in ways they like to receive it. For me, it is acts of service. I love to do things for people. If I’m in a relationship, I’m super thoughtful. I like to make my boyfriend’s life easier, happier. I come up with little ways to make them smile and show that I care about what they care about. I will spend hours creating something, that I know will put a smile on their face and make them feel important. Giving someone your time, when you directly don’t benefit from it, is so precious. I’m basically all about action. I experienced that kind of love in a couple relationships and it was amazing.Once a boyfriend of mine, saw me struggling while planning my day, this was before Uber, and he said ‘Izabella, I don’t like to see you this way, I’m just gonna hire a driver today to get you through your day, so at least you don’t have to worry about parking.’ It wasn’t about him spending money on me, it was about taking something off of my plate, so I can do my best. Having someone treat your dream, with as much care as their own…is literally the hottest thing ever. It signals that they are a true partner. ‘Hey, I drove by that vegan place you told me about 2 months ago and brought your favorite ice cream, salted caramel with pralines, right?’….I mean, being in their thoughts even though you’re not next to them, is what really gets me.”
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“Number 2 love language for me is physical touch. I love to just exchange energy with someone, be affectionate and silently make my man feel loved. I just adore it. I get goosebumps every single time. I do save it for people, that I’m in a relationship with. Being touchy-feely when you just meet someone, means physical intimacy, is not that special and sacred to you…and it’s a bit creepy. Like, I don’t need to be exchanging my DNA with you just yet, let me figure out first, if I’m gonna have to spend hours smudging myself with sage, after we make out. LOL

My 3rd love language would be ‘words of encouragement’, which nowadays translates often into meaningful, well thought out texts. Abbreviations like “lmk if I can c u” just don’t evoke passion anywhere near my body. That also goes back to dedicating your time to someone. Is it really this taxing on your schedule to spell things out properly? Actions speak louder than words. If you drive 4 hours to feed the worms in my composting bin while I’m away, throw yourself under the bus to save a neighborhood possum I named Billy, or take a Tango class taught in Polish just to be with me… I’ll assume you’re saying ‘I love you’.”


August 1, 2018