Jean Trebek and Alison Martin,

Editors Monthly “Share”

insidewink co-founders, Jean Trebek & Alison Martin, sharing thoughts on the world around us and some questions you might ask to keep your integrity.

 Hello friends, 

We begin our letter to you with a little trivia tidbit— the month of August (named after Augustus Ceasar) means “inspiring reverence or admiration.”

That’s perfect because our theme this month is integrity. Integrity has such a layered meaning—as it means something different to each one of us.

Here are some questions that came up for us when we started discussing integrity…

  • Can you be honest with your feelings through these trying times?
  • Can you allow others space to truly be themselves?
  • Can you hold firm to your own convictions and ideals?
  • Can you let go of how you think things should be?
  • Can you embrace the present just as it is?

Our admiration goes out to those who are moving with integrity through these unprecedented times.

Looking ahead, here’s what’s coming up…

Our everyday hero came to us through an email from her sister… her name is Tricia Patterson and she is an unbelievable force for good!

You can write to us too! We love sharing stories of inspirational people. Learn more about getting in touch with us here.

Anne Cochran continues her incredibly popular series on getting your student into the right fit college and poses the questions, “What does college look like during a pandemic?”

We feature the wonderful photography of Carl Studna as our artist this month.

The Ir David Foundation is our charity this month and they committed to uncovering and sharing Jerusalem’s long and storied past. Be sure to look for the article to learn more about them in mid-August.

And, of course, more of Jean’s wonderful Reliable Recipes and personal stories too. We have some wonderful new writers we know you will really enjoy reading.

We’ll talk again soon!

Much love,
Jean & Alison

In case you missed it …

Jean Trebek on Family & Finding Joy. Jean Trebek, in a recent interview with Guideposts Magazine, opened up about family, finding joy despite life’s challenges, and how looking for and spreading goodness through insidewink has been a blessing.

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Journey to a Plastic Free Life: How to reduce your carbon footprint by replacing plastic bottles and tubes in your bathrooms.

Making Fitness Fun! insidewink’s wellness expert, Dove Rose, is committed to pulling out the best in you.


Jean is a Professional Religious Science Practitioner, Reiki Master and Sound Healer. She grew up on Long Island, NY, and now lives in Los Angeles. She has two wonderful adult children, Matthew and Emily, with her beloved late husband, Alex.  Jean enjoys taking long walks, watching movies, and traveling. She is very grateful for her family, friends, Luna (the dog) and good coffee.


Alison Martin -- wife, mom, Emmy-award winning actress, writer, chocoholic. Bronx Italian, daughter of Pultizer Prize winning reporters, who also identifies as L.A. Irish. Shout outs: Dan, Em, Brady, pooches - LuLu & Ted, friends, Mother Earth, serendipity, peace, VIPHS, living life like your socks feel real good.

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