The Path of Personal Evolution – An essential guide to creating an empowered life.

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What is the meaning of Personal Evolution?  What area do you focus on and how often?  Many of us want to live more deeply, more connected and feel more empowered, yet the road to development can be confusing without the proper road map.  This session will give you an easy to follow breakdown of some areas where you can begin and let you assess what level you are.  There is even great prompts to help get you moving in areas that include:

  • Faith & Spirituality
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Career & Business
  • Plus so much more!

Grab a note pad or your journal and get ready.  Once you complete the lesson, you will find that its conclusion is only the beginning for you.  Blessings to you and your goals… may you have an abundant and memorable evolution!

About Marilen Crump:


Marilen Crump is a graduate of Sweet Briar  College  in  Virginia  and  is  the  owner  of  ArtInspired  (est.  2000) which  provides  self‐development  in  areas  of  Art,  Movement,  Wellness  and  Inspiration.ArtInspired  has  partnered  with  Todd  Health & Wellness and Harvest of Health to create the PERSONAL  EVOLUTION  GUILD  ™,  A  New  Way  to  Engage,  Innovate  and  Strategize Improvements in Your Life. Marilen is a polymath in the  areas of ballroom dancing, photography, public speaking, vocalist,  poetry  and  other  artistic  pursuits.She  finds  great  satisfaction  in  collaboration,  coaching  and  spending  quality  time  with  her  husband Ken and their five children.



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Clarity as Easy as Breathing – Soulful Energy Empowerment; Learn 3 steps to Capsule of Calm

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When you are asked: “Hey, how’s your day going?”  What’s your typical answer?  When was the last time you really said “hello” to yourself or checked in to assess your energy?  Personal empowerment embodies all aspects of our body, soul and mind, which as human beings, we may take for granted. Regardless of where you are in your life, whatever decade you are living, there are moments you may not be feeling empowered, strong, or connected in a meaningful way to your life. The pace of daily living may or may not change. My BAC2 Method ™ is designed

  • to teach you to raise your awareness,
  • feel more empowered
  • be a more effective decision

It’s all about the “pause”, and pressing the “refresh” button on your internal “health-o-meter”.  The intention of this session is to offer you a simple course correction by creating a new feeling of wellness in your body, allow the mind to calm so you can hear the wisdom of your Soul, regardless of your circumstance.  This class is experiential, practical and fun. Come along, and join me.

You know you are Special and You are a Blessing!

About Alissa R. Okrent:

Alissa Okrent, Souls-Compass

Alissa Okrent is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner and a Board Certified Guiding Mindful Change Coach with more than a decade of experience.  She has followed her passion, supporting her clients in achieving their stress management, health and wellness goals. She works with both individuals and corporate groups, helping them to be more mindful in daily tasks to maximize their life enjoyment, productivity and success.

“To know by experience” is her theme, one she learned earlier in her career as an Outward Bound participant. “Breathe through changes in their lives” is one of her guiding mantras she instills in her practice along with compassion, non-judgment, and by providing a safe haven to enable that personal exploration in her clients.

Benefits of working with you?

She developed The Capsule of Calm, a simple process for feeling calm, clear and focused in the midst of life’s challenges and transitions. Alissa focuses on your human experience, leveraging her intuitive skills and extensive background in professional fitness to mentor you in developing realistic strategies to achieve your personal goals.


Alissa R. Okrent


I am offering a complimentary 20 minute discovery phone session. During our time, you will learn one of your Soul Languages, your mission energy signature. I became a practitioner of this paradigm, because I found this insight transformed my life. This is one of the many tools I use when helping individuals feel more connected to who they are, raise self-awareness and truly experience a sense of inner peace and calmness. I look forward to sharing this information with you!
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A new partnership…

MOC-azRecently AlphaZelle started working with an amazing non-profit called Survivor Glam Squad – Making Over Cancer. Survivor Glam Squad provides complimentary makeovers to cancer patients and survivors in the United States – boosting confidence and self esteem, one makeover at a time!

We are honored to be one of their partners and to help make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

Most of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another. Either personally, a loved one or maybe a close friend. Cancer and the different treatments change people in many ways including the sensitivity of their skin, hair, eyes and their sense of smell. Products they used in the past may no longer work for them or the products might actually hurt or possibly give a burning sensation. Our partnership with Survivor Glam Squad – Making Over Cancer gives their clients the opportunity to learn about and use products that are safe and will not hurt them.

The mission of AlphaZelle is to create holistic products that contribute to the health and wellness of our customers. ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS! We take pride in the fact that we only offer toxin-free products made with wild crafted and USDA certified organic ingredients! AlphaZelle was created in 2004 out of the need for clean products with NO harmful chemicals. From day one we were, still are and always will be: SAFE • CLEAN • PURE • TOXIN-FREE!

AlphaZelle’s New Organic Deodorant!

AlphaZelle Pure Basics Deodorant
– made with 100% organic ingredients!

For the past few weeks we have been test marketing our deodorant by selling it at our local Farmers’ Market. The reviews are in and customers are LOVING AlphaZelle’s brand new Deodorant! So much so, that most of our customers came back to our final week to stocked up!

The common themes of the reviews are:
“IT WORKS!! It keeps me fresh all day”
“I want my whole family to make the switch!”
“I’ve tried many natural deodorants, but none have worked. THIS WORKS!”

AZ deoWith October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we thought it was a great time to introduce our Deodorant. Have peace of mind knowing that you are only putting pure organic ingredients on your skin, PLUS peace of mind that IT WORKS!

Formulated with USDA Certified Organic Ingredients, AlphaZelle’s Deodorant is good for all skin types, including sensitive and reactive.

Extra-Strength and Extra-Long Lasting but gentle, our deodorant minimizes and neutralizes odor naturally keeping you fresh and smelling good all day and night.

Aluminum-free, alcohol-free and paraben-free, AlphaZelle’s deodorant is loaded with antioxidants and a super absorbent natural ingredient that will leave your skin soothed and conditioned.

• NO aluminum
• NO talc
• NO gluten or soy
• NO synthetic fragrances
• NO alcohol
NO parabens or phthalates
NO chemically grown ingredients
NO chemicals period

Do something good for your body today and give AlphaZelle Deodorant a try!
CLICK HERE for more information and to place your order.

“Toxin-Free from A to Z” AlphaZelle Feature in the Daily Record Grassroots Section!

daily-record-300x300It is an exciting time for AlphaZelle! Check out who was on the cover of the GrassRoots section of the Daily Record!! Here is a sample of the article by CORRESPONDENT SUSAN BLOOM

Toxin-Free from A to Z
Landing-based AlphaZelle offers all-natural products for people, pets and home


Dale Schock and daughter Jodie Penn first began formulating their all-natural health, beauty and cleaning products in 2004.

They briefly called their new company Toxin-Free Basics, but a collective brainstorming session around a white board with their husbands helped them to streamline their mission and moniker.

“The skin is the largest organ of the body and absorbs everything, so if the first layer of the skin is healthy, those skin cells will reproduce other healthy skin cells,” said Schock, 64, of the Landing section of Roxbury Township.

“With ‘Alpha’ meaning ‘first’ and ‘Zelle’ meaning ‘cell’ in German, we aim to get down to the mother cell, or the first cell of the skin, and deliver nourishment,” said Penn, 39, of Hopatcong. “Our products provide food for the skin.”

Over a decade later, AlphaZelle has created a popular collection of nearly 60 unique soaps, creams, shampoos, moisturizers, pet products, baby products and household cleaners made with wildcrafted, EcoCert Organic and USDA certified organic ingredients, all of which are largely sold online and at local farmers’ markets and special events. CLICK TO READ A PDF OF THE FULL ARTICLE

Why Natural Remedies Work & Drugs Don’t

Have you noticed how we live in a world which has traded personal awareness and responsibility for powerlessness and synthetic solutions?  The intent of this article is to merely ignite the thought process of overturning this culture of sickness by learning why natural remedies work and drugs don’t.  Our bodies are always seeking balance and all the parts depend on each other to work properly. While our bodies have the potential for dis-ease, there exists an internal system for self-healing that can be reinforced with natural remedies.

Before the advancement of modern medicine, people relied upon plant resources, like essential oils, to remedy health concerns.  Incorporating essential oils into a daily routine can effectively address the everyday wellness needs of your family. An essential oil is a liquid that is distilled from leaves, stems, shrubs, trees, seeds, bushes, flowers bark and roots of plants. The life blood of plants serve as natural remedies; they are

  • anti-fungal
  • anti-viral
  • anti-bacterial
  • anti-inflammatory
  • hormone balancing

The highest quality oils, therapeutic grade, are made from organic plants and distilled at low temperatures to retain the organic healing properties. Simply, they keep the human body in a whole state of balance. This means they are particularly designed to:

  • Cleanse
  • Protect
  • Oxygenate
  • Nourish
  • Heal

Drugs are synthetic, dead matter; inhibit, block, and interrupt normal bodily functions, in addition to having negative side effects.  These reasons verify why natural remedies work and drugs don’t.

Essential Oils can be extremely effective, safe, economical and easy to use while tending to a whole range of health issues, right in your own home:

  • Anti-bacterial properties make them highly effective for sanitizing, disinfecting, deodorizing and air purification, as well.
  • Some essential oils make excellent toxin free cleaning agents for removal of grease, oil, carpet stains, crayon, etc.
  • Powerful anti-oxidant properties in some essential oils make them amazingly effective in anti-aging, energy and health giving applications both alone and when combined with supplements.
  • And of course, nothing beats the power of essential oils in personal care products for skin, personal hygiene and hair (unless of course, it is the best laser hair removal miami).

Additionally, essential oils are easy to use and further maintains why natural remedies work.  The 3 simple applications of oils are:

  • Inhalation
  • Topical
  • Oral Ingestion

Learning how to use oils is not hard.  Once you get accustomed to using them as you would use other remedies, you will discover many more uses to suit your unique needs.

Making the decision to exchange toxic products for natural ones is an active step in bringing balance to all areas of your life and that of your family.  What are you waiting for?  Start NOW to see what Natural Remedies work positively in your home.

Maria is a wife, mother of five children and educator, whose passion for wellness has driven her purpose for the past 15 years.  She shares her knowledge and experience to help others in their wellness journey and how to live optimally through vision, action and achievement.  To find out more about Maria’s approach, please visit her website at

With less Sunshine, are you getting Enough Vitamin D?

There are many foods in our supermarkets that contain some form of Vitamin D which are added synthetically, but there are only a select number of foods containing vitamin D in them naturally. But it’s not just Vitamin D that’s essential, but an assortment of other vitamins and minerals that are required by the body for its optimal functioning. And one of the foods containing all of them is ground psyllium husk powder, a probiotic that also keeps the gut bacteria healthy.

Normally our bodies take in Vitamin D from the sun and through the skin.  In this day and age, we find ourselves spending  more hours inside our homes, cars and shopping malls, and then probably at work.  Our actual exposure to the sun has become very limited. This may be why so many of us are experiencing a large number of physical ailments, including depression.

Make sure you add Vitamin D to your diet daily. It can be in the food that you eat or included in your flora probiotics.

Here is a list of foods that contain Vitamin D as well as some of the benefits.

Shitake & Button Mushrooms:

Dried versions of shiitake mushrooms are high in Vitamin D. This is because the mushrooms suck up the sunlight.  Make sure that you find mushrooms that have been dried in the sun, not by artificial means.

Sockeye Salmon:

A 3½ ounce portion of cooked salmon will give a good dose of vitamin D. Make sure to purchase salmon that has been caught from the wild. Salmon eat plankton, an excellent source of vitamin D.


Here is another fish that makes a habit of feeding on plankton; catfish are constantly taking in minuscule sea life that create vitamin D from sunlight.

Tuna fish:

Fresh, wild-caught tuna is the most nutritious. Remember, eating oily fish can also lubricate the body with “good fats.  In turn, the health benefits provide better memory and brain function.


Eggs have a small amount of vitamin D.  The best bet would be to eat free-range eggs from a local farm.


Obviously the sun is not food, but a daily dose of sunshine can seriously increase your Vitamin D intake.  When sunlight hits the skin, the sun’s rays stimulates the production of vitamin D.  For those of you who live in colder and cloudier climates, you will have to supplement your diet. This is why the Native Inuit people in Alaska eat a lot of fish. If you are a vegetarian, you will either have to take supplements or try to get out into the sunshine as much as possible.

Health Benefits of Vitamin D:

There are many reasons to stock up on foods containing vitamin D. Health benefits of the vitamin include:

  • It helps prevent chronic diseases, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.
  • It helps protect and lubricate your bones, teeth and hair.
  • It helps regulate cellular growth and promotes healthy cell activity
  • Protects against adult osteoporosis
  • It helps reduce the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
  • Reduces  the occurrence of prostate cancer in African-American men

Are you a busy mom or busy professional opting for choices that are not the healthiest for you or your family?  You can now sit down for dinner and have nourishing home cooked meals fully prepared in your home without the high calories and high sodium content. Every meal is stored in the fridge and awaits you. No more worries, no more stress on what am I going to have for dinner?  Debbie’s Home Cooked Meals can help. Visit me @  


Are you aware of the Top 5 Food Allergies

We as humans can be allergic to any number of things and there are a few foods that are usually high on the list.  The reactions usually begin at a young age.  Some lucky individuals are fortunate enough to grow out of the food allergies as they age.  On the other hand, some people might not realize they have a food allergy until they are an adult.  The common symptoms with food allergies are hives, dermatitis, gastrointestinal issues, respiratory distress, and anaphylactic shock.  With that being said, here the top 5 most common foods that human beings are allergic to.
  1. Milk – Children are by far the most likely to have allergies to milk.  Some children grow out of this allergy during their early childhood.  Others find they remain allergic to milk their whole life. Lots of substitutions have come on the market over the years and there are many to choose from such as rice, soy and almond milk products.
  2. Tree nuts – Allergies to nuts are the most dangerous and possibly the most deadly food allergy in existence.  Some examples of tree nuts are: walnuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, almonds, and cashews. Be very careful in buying mixes and pre-made items. Most will list ingredients if made with nuts or nuts are produced in the factory
  3. Peanuts – The amount of people who are allergic to peanuts is just about the same as the number of people who are allergic to tree nuts.  Individuals allergic to peanuts must also be aware that a lot of foreign cultures use nuts in their cooking such as Asian or Mexican dishes. Always carry an Epi pen for safety measures.
  4. Wheat –   Many children and adults are now finding that they are becoming allergic to wheat.   It’s an allergy that can be very difficult and expensive to overcome. Most of the products on the market are wheat based and it is in everything from sauces to baked goods, to pre-made items etc. Since more and more people are becoming allergic to wheat luckily most of the local grocery stores are beginning to carry more and more gluten-free items. Over the years the taste has gotten much better and sometimes it is difficult to even determine the difference between the too.
  5. Eggs –Almost 1.5% of American children are allergic to eggs.  Hopefully most children outgrow this allergy by the time that they are three years old. Pay attention to your child if they are having some type of reaction to a certain food. Many children will say I hate this particular food and it’s not because of the taste. Usually it’s because the body is letting them know it doesn’t agree with it.

Are you a busy mom or busy professional opting for choices that are not the healthiest for you or your family?  You can now sit down for dinner and have nourishing home cooked meals fully prepared in your home without the high calories and high sodium content. Every meal is stored in the fridge and awaits you. No more worries, no more stress on what am I going to have for dinner?  Debbie’s Home Cooked Meals can help. Visit me @   or

Foods that are supposed to help fight Breast Cancer

While October has been designated Breast Cancer awareness month, here are some thoughts and ideas on what is beneficial on how to boost our immune system and help fight off cancer cells

Thoughts are to strictly limit proteins that come from animal foods and unhealthy fats.  In particular, stick to the monounsaturated fats like canola oil and olive oil.  Avoid saturated fats like coconut oil, palm oils, and animal fats. Reduce your intake of red meats and limit them to once or twice a week.

Try to increase fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, mushrooms, herbs and teas. Products which contain omega-3’s,  are usually found in freshwater fish like salmon and mackerel, are great.  Finally you can add complex carbohydrates, yogurt, and seaweed. They are believed to increase the activity of T cells plus their escort cells. These cells increase the production of antibodies and the fighting cells.

In traditional Asian style medicine, herbal remedies and foods are used as a medicine. Within the Asian culture, they have combined many types of herbs that produce healing effects on the body.  Some may come from the root, bark, leaves, or seeds of various plants. Other products may be incorporated into food as an ingredient, such as mushrooms or a particular type of spices such as turmeric. Mushrooms are often underrated and they have a lot of vitamins in them. You can also try using different strains of mushroom like the Mexican Cubensis as they have medicinal values which will cure your body’s illness.   Anything that improves overall health is also likely to strengthen the immune system.

Here are more recommended foods to add to your diet:

Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower have a chemical component that can combats breast cancer.

Carrots contain a lot of beta carotene, which may help reduce a wide range of cancers including lung, mouth, throat, stomach, intestine, bladder, prostate and breast. However it is important not to cook the carrots.

Grapefruits are believed to help prevent cancer by sweeping carcinogens out of the body. Some studies show that grapefruit may inhibit the proliferation of breast-cancer cells.

Rosemary may help increase the activity of detoxification enzymes. An extract of rosemary, has inhibited the development of both breast and skin tumors. Rosemary can be used as a seasoning. It can also be consumed as a tea: Use 1 tsp. dried leaves per cup of hot water; steep for 15 minutes.

Sea vegetables contain beta-carotene, protein, vitamin B12, fiber, chlorophyll and other important fatty acids that may help in the fight against breast cancer.

Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that attacks roaming oxygen molecules, known as free radicals that are suspected of triggering cancer. They also contain vitamin C, an antioxidant which can prevent cellular damage that leads to cancer.  Lycopene becomes more concentrated by cooking tomatoes.  By increasing your intake of lycopene studies have shown a reduced risk of breast, prostate, pancreas and colorectal cancer.

Are you a busy mom or busy professional opting for choices that are not the healthiest for you or your family?  You can now sit down for dinner and have nourishing home cooked meals fully prepared in your home without the high calories and high sodium content. Every meal is stored in the fridge and awaits you. No more worries, no more stress on what am I going to have for dinner?  Debbie’s Home Cooked Meals can help. Visit me @   or

How Apple Cider Vinegar can Help alleviate Arthritic Pain and Other Ailments

With so many people experiencing immobility and degenerative diseases, there is one outstanding treatment that is so very inexpensive; doctors probably would never tell you about it.   Apple cider vinegar relieves arthritic pain.  It contains  the following minerals: potassium, phosphorous, chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, iron & trace minerals. The claims are that apple cider vinegar is high in potassium and dissolves calcium deposits around the joints. Potassium also promotes the growth of cells and tissues. It is believed that the unique combination of high potassium and the other nutrients in apple cider vinegar can trigger healing.  The only effective apple cider vinegar is pure, organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar which is called “mother of vinegar.”  No other vinegar is known to be a cure all.

How to Take Apple Cider Vinegar for Relief of Arthritis:

Apple cider vinegar has the necessary acid content to provide balance within the digestive system, thus avoiding this calcium build-up. Recommendations are for it to be taken three-times a day with honey and water but start out taking it once a day to begin with.

One tablespoon of pure apple cider vinegar,  One tablespoon of honey (to be omitted in the case of diabetes) & mix in a large glass of warm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar Folk Remedy for Osteoarthritis:

When acid crystals build up in the body it is these acids that accumulate in the joints which can cause excruciating pain. Sometimes, it leads to deformity and decreased movement. Apparently it is the acid crystal build-up that causes osteoarthritis and eventually the apple cider will disperse them. Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Apple cider vinegar relieves the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, which is thought to be caused by a streptococcal infection. Results have shown that it helps balance the acid. Not only is apple cider vinegar a great treatment for arthritis, it is known to work for fatigue, acid reflux, heartburn, sore throats, gout and many other ailments. It’s basically been a folk remedy  that has been around and stood the test of time.

Are you a busy mom or busy professional opting for choices that are not the healthiest for you or your family? You can now sit down for dinner and have nourishing home cooked meals fully prepared in your home without the high calories and high sodium content. Every meal is stored in the fridge and awaits you. No more worries, no more stress on what am I going to have for dinner? Debbie’s Mobile Kitchen can help. Visit me @  or

Soy and it’s health benefits as we age

Eat soy in moderation. Tofu and other soy foods are an excellent red meat alternative. In some cultures, tofu and soy foods are a protein  But if you haven’t grown up eating lots of soy, there’s no reason to go overboard: Two to 4 servings a week is a good target.

Revival soy products are showing great benefit to women as we age. Reduction in mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.

Recommendations to try are, 1 cup of soy milk,  1/2 cup of tofu, a 1/2 cup of tempeh, a 1/2 cup green soy (edamame) or a handful of roasted soy nuts. Each give about 35-50 mg of soy isoflavones. As a whole women need at least 100-160 mg of soy to get relief  from menopausal symptoms.

If you have a choice between unfermented soy products, like tofu, and fermented soy products, like tempeh, it’s probably better to go for the fermented variety.The fermentation process drastically reduces the presence of phyto-estrogens (plant estrogens) that are naturally found in soy.

When adding soy to your diet beware it can cause gas, the bacteria in the intestinal track needs to adjust to the new food. If it becomes an issue Beano or digestive enzymes should do the trick.

Need help with providing nourishing home cooked meals for you or your loved ones. Debbie’s Mobile Kitchen can help.

Add these foods to your summer entrees

Add these foods to your summer entrees and fuel up your metabolism and aid in weight loss!
Broccoli – A weight loss superfood that contains phytochemicals to protect against disease and boost your immune system.
Fruit! Berries, Apples all help cut down your cravings for sweets – A great source of fiber.  Fruit balances the body and has great detox and fat burning properties!

Green tea – boosts the metabolism and can aid in weight loss

Hot Peppers – speeds up the metabolism and conquers cravings.  The secret is the chemical capsaicin.

Lean Turkey – switch your chicken habit for some turkey! Great protein source to help you lose fat, boost metabolism and build lean muscle!

Oatmeal – cholesterol fighting, chock full of fiber, keeps you full and gives you tons of energy.  Try steel oats (hint – I cook mine overnight in a crock pot ready for me first thing in the morning – delicious!

Water – ice, ice baby – drink it cold this summer season. It will keep you feeling full, flush out toxins and give your skin a goddess glow.
Water with lemon – helps activate the burning of the fat for it is a bile thinner!

Whey protein -quickly digested and put into use by the body.  A natural fat burner and helps keep insulin levels stable.

In good health,
Jennifer Ettinger,