Editor Letter Sept 2020

Editors Monthly “Share”

insidewink co-founders, Jean Trebek & Alison Martin, sharing thoughts on this month’s theme of Coming of Age in the world in which we find ourselves.

 Happy Birthday, Jean!

Jean: Happy Birthday to you, Alison.

Alison: Yay! Self distanced, quarantine Birthdays!

Jean: Yes! It’s our birthday month and not only are we Virgos, but we are perpetually Coming Of Age.

Alison: That is so true! What does Coming of Age mean to you?

Jean: I think it means coming to an inner realization of yourself that is more mature and responsible. It’s about accepting your innate worth as a human being and making your own decisions for your own life… How about you, Alison?

Alison: To me it means I can eat cake and go to bed when I want! 🙂
I do think that our country is going through a collective Coming of Age period…

Jean: … which is not always easy…

Alison: … but very necessary. It’s time to step up and to make a conscious choice to help the world reconcile injustices and begin the healing. That’s on a global level… it’s also time to individually take care of ourselves – mentally and physically. To reach out when we need help, to start conversations, to check in.

Jean: I found this quote that I loved and wanted to share with our readers. It’s by Clarissa Pinkola Estes in her essay You Were Made For This.

“In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that.

There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there…

We are needed, that is all we can know… Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.”

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

We have very special interview with Val Kilmer talking about his latest passion project – HelMel Studio & Gallery (big shout out to Brad Koepenick!)

Our everyday hero  is our contributor Rachel Marie who shares the good by fostering children!

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

Debbie Ficcara shared insights on how to talk to your kids about the pandemic 

Take a look at the wonderful art of Kate Chassner, our featured artist.

In case you haven’t read her articles yet, please take a minute to introduce yourself to  Cheryl Farrell as she explores integrity and character during a disaster.

Learning Rights Law Center is our charity this month and they “fight to achieve education equity for underserved families in Los Angeles and surrounding counties.” It’s so important and an eye-opening interview!

And, of course, more of Jean’s wonderful Reliable Recipes, our writers’ personal stories and  Dove Rose‘s take on personal honesty. 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 …

Passionate and Spirited “Chick in a Chair.”  What is everyday hero Tricia Patterson’s real superpower?

Happy Headlines: Thinking Outside the Box. People and places looking at issues from a new perspective to come up with unconventional solutions.

College Admissions Will Never Be The Same. So, it’s time to change your college application strategy.

Farrah Fawcett Foundation. Long time friend, Alana Stewart, carrying the foundation forward to help others through supporting research, awareness and prevention.


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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