Letter from Editors 12/2020

Editors Monthly “Share”

Taking a breath during the holiday season, insidewink co-founders and editors, Jean Trebek & Alison Martin, sit together and muse with Luna, the wonder dog.

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

A Moment in Fall

Jean and I are sitting at her home on her porch. It’s quiet and chilly and the Fall leaves rustle in the wind. We take a breath.

What is coming up for us is the challenge of rounding the corner after a significant change. Some transitions are subtle and some are grand but all are uniquely profound.

For most people, 2020 has been the year of speed bumps, challenges, loss and redirections.  There have been moments of tenderness and feelings of loneliness and triumphs of the human spirit and bridges built on solace. We have come together and we have come apart.

Luna sits with us

Luna, Matthew’s dog, puts her head on Jean’s knee. She looks up at us like she knows something. She is fully in the present.

Staying in the present moment is a way to let everything be as it is. We’re not analyzing, we’re allowing life to do life on its terms… not on ours. It feels like we are all collectively holding our breath…

Our hope is that this season brings comfort and peace and compassion. As we let go of 2020, let’s not let our hearts be hardened.

Let’s exhale.

Here’s what’s happening on insidewink…

Being grateful is a daily gift to yourself – we talk with Kristi Nelson author of Wake Up Grateful and we truly relish her wonderful ideas on gratitude.

Hope of the Valley, a favorite organization of Jean and Alex Trebek, is so inspirational for helping eliminate poverty and homelessness… a great read.

Incredible author Joanne Kimes is our featured artist  that will make you laugh… we especially like her answer to our last question.

Dove Rose claims that You are Enough! and shares 4 tips to Break the Improvement Addiction.

Amy McLaughlin-Margolis gives us essential self-improvement tips and explains why our own brains gets in the way… 

And, of course, more of Jean’s wonderful Reliable Recipes, 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 …

Jean Trebek and Maria Shriver have a chat … they really connected in their passion for peace.

The wonderful find of the website LoveAmongUs.com and our interview with it’s Founder, Tracey Larsen.

Happy Miind. Happy Planet. Happy Headlines for Good Living!

In a disposable world, 4 Easy Ways to Be Kinder to Our Planet

Navigating through our new lives during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be difficult for everyone. Here’s How to Talk to Your Kids About the Pandemic

And we can all Stay Healthy Inside & Out with These 4 Simple Rules


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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