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insidewink co-founders and editors, Jean Trebek & Alison Martin, talk about truth in the idea of improvement and the motto – “Just Do You”

PLUS they look at what’s up insidewink and share some amazing articles you might have missed…

P.S. This photo was taken PRE Co-vid…

please remember to stay safe and social distance outside especially during the holidays coming up!

Loving where you and others “are”

We’ve all heard the phrase – “Just Do You” – Alison and I have been talking about that idea and improvement. Although that does sound freeing, it can also be challenging because there is this underlying persistent message from the world that we must strive to improve ourselves… do better, try harder and get more.  (Remember back in March when the goal was to learn 4 languages and clean every closet during Co-vid?)

Right now, we are faced with many “Love Lessons” that afford us the opportunity to perhaps see things differently. Ourselves, our relationships, our place in the world – where are we with these?

Do we ever stop feeling that we need to improve?

If the desire for improvement comes from inspiration that’s wonderful, but if it comes from obligation or desperation that can be a different story.

Why do I feel the need to “improve”? What’s the motive behind it? Will I “drudge” through this, or will it create joy?

Alongside this idea of allowing improvement to unfold organically through inspiration is the idea of supporting and applauding others as they improve. Each of us are treading un-chartered waters and anytime you can lovingly acknowledge another’s progress or attempts is a true gift.

When we first started insidewink, Trish brought us this song by Micheal McCarthy. We fell in love with it. Little did we know that it would have many layers that we would keep returning to “Here’s to Your Life” from the Wayward Boys” celebrates living life with no apologies.

So, here’s to all of us, as we perfectly are now… improving when we feel truly inspired to, supporting each other and accepting what is.

Here’s what’s happening on insidewink…

Kathlene McGovern tells us what it was like when she Returned to College and Became a Freshman at 40 – she’s an inspiration!!

Can you delete some of the phone apps? Dove Rose gives us some tips on How to Relinquish Control and Show Up for Yourself

Film Producer Karen Baldwin is our featured artist as shares about the movie business and her desire to do films that triumph the human spirit.

As always Kate Fuglei‘s personal stories are so moving and this month she poses: Is Living With Your Head in the Clouds a Good Thing?

Award winning College Counselor, Anne Cochran, ends her 10 part series on 10 Curious Things Parents Do To Mess Up Their Kid’s College Journey: Part 10

The always illuminating Cheryl Farrell asks us to beome a Hope Partner 

And, of course, more of Jean’s wonderful Reliable Recipes (keep a lookout for her Apple Pie!), our guest writers’ stories and our affirmations

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

We’ll talk again soon!

Much love,
Jean & Alison

In case you missed it …

Caregiving for Parent Requires Self-Care Too. Tips for the caregiver

What’s Val Kilmer’s New Inspiration? Read the interview here

Inspiring People Turning Problems into Opportunities. Get your Happy Headlines here

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

Life Transitions Can Be Challenging. Here are 5 Tips to Ease Your Anxiety

Radical Honesty: Showing Your Under Belly in a Safe & Healthy Way

Journey to a Plastic Free Life: Bye-Bye Liquid Soap Bottles


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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