Mateja started to write short stories at the age of ten and later became a freelance journalist, radio personality, whistleblower, and explorer of the inner worlds. She also ran her own advertising agency for eight years. Apart from that, Mateja's life resembles a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs and some pretty wild turns. Among other things, her car was destroyed by tanks and she survived several brushes with death as well as a complete destruction of her former way of life and career. She graduated in psychology from Arizona State University and is now a writer, photographer, and transformation guide.