Anna's Story: A Timeline


A journey through life’s synchronicities and finding our paths to alignment and purpose.

1984

Born as Lee, Mee Ra in the Jinan Plateau, South Korea

1985

Adopted into a loving family to a small town in Minnesota

1994

American mother worked at a bookstore. Anna begins self- educating on herbs and skincare.

1996

Mother encouraged her interest in skincare. For her 12th birthday, Anna’s mom indulged her with a private session with a Mary Kay consultant.

1997

Receives facial as a gift from her mother for her 13th birthday

2001

Began studies in meditation and yoga as alternative ways to treat her depression

2003

Graduated from high school and enrolls in esthetician school

2004-2015

-Started making skincare products in her kitchen 

-Worked as an esthetician and massage therapist

-Studied towards multiple degrees simultaneously


2005 

Receives CIDESCO accreditation, an internationally prestigious qualification for aesthetics and beauty therapy

2015

-Met her biological mother in Korea and it’s revealed that her mother worked as a skincare specialist while pregnant with her. She also learned her great-grandmother was a shaman.

-Learned translation of her birth name “Mee Ra” means “to grow up to be beautiful”

-Returned to California and begins life-long dream of formulating products with a chemist

-Became a licensed acupuncturist



2017

After 14 years of making and perfecting formulas, Mee Ra Rituals was born. MRR creates a small yet loyal following via word of mouth.

2017-2019

Anna tries to manage and grow the “backend” of Mee Ra Rituals skincare, but struggles because she is busy in the treatment room giving acupuncture facials.

2020

Anna stops giving acupuncture facials due to the pandemic.  This gives her the time to grow and introduce MRR to the world outside of her treatment room.