My entrepreneurial life spanned three decades. During that time, I developed numerous business ventures driven by my passion. As a matter of fact, I loved being an entrepreneur.

Being an entrepreneur has included ventures in the areas of ART & DESIGN, FOOD & HEALING, SOCIAL MEDIA & SOCIAL ISSUES

In the beginning, a consistent, definable and reliable process began to grow. It quietly guided me like a spontaneous flow. After one or two ventures, a pattern clearly emerged manifesting future ventures from the spirit of a seed of an idea. The flowerings of each seed, my entrepreneurial ventures, are detailed below.

• Created Allergy-free Recipes
• Invented and sold allergy-free muffin product
• Engaged in Healthy Food Education
• Taught Healthy Eating and Cooking Classes
• Lectured and wrote about Healthy Eating


• Advocated for Holistic Healing Systems
• Taught about Holistic Healing Systems
• Representated Holistic Practitioners
• Researched and Wrote About Holistic Healing

• ‘Recycled with Love’ Collectables
• Little Bytes of Art and Wearable & Shareable Art
• The Five Step Decorative Painting System
• The Five Step Decorative Painting Manual
• Illustration and Painting

• Logo Design and Branding
• Graphics to Digital Design
• Website and social media page design
• Social Media Marketing & Blog Writing
• Music Publicity and Public Relations
• Cultural Research and Writing

Over the last three decades, I have been Alison D. Gilbert, the Media Maven. I have been on:
• National television
• Local cable television
• Internet radio
• Local radio
• National newspaper
• Regional magazines
• Local newspapers

I have appeared in person at:
• Organizational and civic meetings
• Public libraries
• Workshops and Seminars


The subtitle of this website is ‘AN ENTREPRENEUR’S VENTURES CAN COME TO AN END, BUT THE CREATIVE SPIRIT NEVER DIES.’. My current activities prove this. I express my passion through research and writing. Some have become Facebook pages. Many are blog post topics:
The Former Middle Class member
Senior Suburban Survivalist
Researcher & Writer
Cultural and Food Historian
Music Publicist
Herbalist in Training
Indoor Farmer

How To Live To Be 100+

With each of my activities as an entrepreneur, I’ve incorporated guiding principles into them. In addition to ‘causing no harm’, I have sought lifestyles that will allow me to ‘Live to Be 100+’. To better explain this, I have included the video below.

I love this video. It illustrates how weaving ‘Cause No Harm’ and ‘Ikigai’, create a powerful fabric and flexible life purpose. In other words, they are like a willow tree that bends with the breeze. In addition, these two principles are the warp and the woof of my story.