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REMEMBERING OUR CONNECTION

MESSAGES TO THE HEART

Posted in Uncategorized by Joyofunion on July 22nd, 2014

messagestotheheart.jpgElise and Phil Okrend

As two creative souls passionate about the healing arts, Elise and Phil Okrend founded a successful greeting card company, MixedBlessing in 1990 based on messages of peace, tolerance and diversity. The story behind their company was featured in national media such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Good Morning America. Their greeting card business success allowed the couple to diversify further into individual passions. Elise now pursues her artistic callings in healing and mindful pastel paintings in her art gallery space in Asheville, North Carolina and in the permanent collection of hospitals, offices and residences. Phil helps hundreds of clients as a certified life and business coach, incorporating writing, public speaking and original reflective music into his practice.

Elise and Phil currently make their home in the mountains of North Carolina where they enjoy hiking, kayaking and being in nature. They have two sons, Jordan and Josh, and a blue eyed dog, Maya.

Learn more about Phil Okrend at, www.steppingstonescoaching.com
and about Elise Okrend at, www.eliseokrend.com

Messages to the Heart, is a gorgeous inspirational coffee table book, born from an organic pairing of one couple’s passion: Elise’s thoughtful, healing pastel paintings paired with Phil’s mindful philosophy derived from years of coaching clients to success. Together, they bring a visceral expression of everyday inspiration brought together through art and words. Readers will feel touched, inspired and reminded of their “ah-ha” moments of truth and beauty in their own lives. Not just a beautiful art book, Messages to the Heart is also a tool that readers can use again and again to pull themselves through life’s challenges. The book is 82 pages with 37 reproductions of Elise’s original paintings.

www.messagestotheheart.com

www.teeshirtsforpeace.org

www.soulsupportsytems.org

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SUZE MOLL

Posted in Uncategorized by Joyofunion on July 11th, 2014

susanmoll.pngJoy and TJ speak with Suze Moll.  Suze Moll is a visionary artist, a teacher, a Mom and master of mischief to two beautiful daughters. By using creativity to nurture the spirit in children, she reminds parents to encourage the creative spirit in their children. Suze's love for design, creativity,painting, and sewing has lead her to create a one-of-a-kind, up-cycled green clothing company called ReMix.

During summer months, she spends her time directing summer camps for "Imagine That". Providing children with an opportunity to create original ideas through self-expression in the great outdoors is one of Suze's passions. Her love of travel has brought her to China numerous times. While there with her daughters, she felt the pull to help with children in need of adoption.

In her free time she continues to experiment with different types of media creating works of art in her studio under the watchful eye of her furry family. Suze grew up in Danville Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Syracuse University, in New York. She currently resides in Harrisburg, PA with her family and two dogs. Suze's work is show cased at her studio and Shoppes on Market in Elizabethtown.

It's Suze's creative spirit and love of children that's brought her to Tee-shirts for Peace as team member. Along with designing cloths for us she offers a variety of products and services through out our website. Her generous heart and creative, soulful genius has blessed us in more ways than we can count. We are excited and honored to include Suze as one of our Advocates.

www.teeshirtsforpeace.org

www.soulsuportsystems.com

 

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