insidewink’s editors monthly “share”
Moving Through Transitions
“The only thing that is constant in life is change.”
Typically, there’s something about this time of year that welcomes change. Perhaps it’s the cooler weather, the children going back to school, or the leaves turning colors that signify the changes around us… and all the while, there is an inner transition that is going on as well. We might be unaware of it because it’s so subtle and unseen but rest assured it is happening.
This year, we’ve all had to embrace changes that were either thrust upon us or ones that we consciously chose. Remembering that change helps us evolve is key to moving through it; change allows us to experience ourselves in unfamiliar ways and may offer a fundamental catalyst to a new purpose in life.
What is so beautiful about the human spirit is that many times when we are faced with a major transition our first thought is, “I can’t get through this”. Then, slowly, we walk through the moments, the hours, the days, to find ourselves in a new “place” – aware that we “did it” and many times thinking, “What happened has actually made me stronger/fuller/kinder/expanded.”
Today we talked with Gail Parker for an interview coming up in a few months and our takeaway was, “Be Curious. Explore.” Taking in the fullness of our daily experiences, holding the course and asking questions of ourselves and others will allow transitions, big or small, to be fully embraced. It takes trust, faith and surrender to gracefully navigate the transitions of life, but if we can “go with the flow” more times than not, we’re assured a smoother journey.
Here’s what’s happening on insidewink…
One of the most beautiful and moving interviews we have ever had the privilege to do. Emily Grodin and Valerie Gilpeer, a mother and daughter duo, speak to us about Emily’s poetry and her breakthrough from autism. Watch Emily and Valerie: Uncovering Autism’s Voice.
Kathlene McGoverns explores our love of lavender. It relaxed us just reading about it!
We feature the multi talented David Konig as our artist this month.
The Waterbearers Organization is our amazing charity this month!
We hope you are having a beautiful autumn! We’ll talk to you soon.
Jean & Alison
Nature in Happy Headlines is a wonderful read of stories of all over globe that help us appreciate the beauty around us.
The Get Lit program is an amazing way to get students to create, open up, and have a voice. Brad Koepenick speaks with Get Lit’s founder, Diane Luby Lane in Get Lit: Changing the World One Word at a Time.
Dove Rose’s How Do You Honor Your Truth? gives us ideas on how to come from a place of self-love.
As always the wonderful Cheryl Farrell poses interesting, heart-felt and challenging questions in her article, Truth or Consequences: More Than a Game Show.
By JEAN TREBEK
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.
By ALISON MARTIN
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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Part 1 of Kathlene McGovern’s 2 part series on the best and safest ways to travel with your furry friends!
Dove Rose give us ideas on how to stay curious! Keep it Fresh in the Kitchen, on the Drive and in your Life. New ideas to keep our mind alive!
Ken Craft of Hope of the Valley lives unhoused on the streets of the San Fernando Valley for 100 hours and shares the challenges, insights and struggles he faced on this journey.