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The Gift of Listening

 Hello friends, 

Tis the season of gift giving!


Have you ever considered “listening” to be a really beautiful and noble gift? Well it is…and perhaps it’s actually the best gift we can give each other right now.

When we offer our beingness to deeply listen to another, there is a communion of the heart that is deeply felt.

Compassionate listening takes a sincere interest and acknowledges another’s experience and feelings. Good listening dissolves the weight of worry or oppression which allows for more freedom, empowerment and aliveness to be experienced.

During this holiday, we might be seeing friends and family for the first time in a long 20 months. Along with the joy, there might be some fear and nervousness in coming together. Knowing that the awkwardness and over-talking and silences will all be part of these time, we can approach conversations and moments with an open, listening demeanor – allowing the gifts of true listening (without agendas, judgements and solutions) reveal the connectedness we’re all longing for.

We can offer the gift of listening to each other this holiday season…take the time, it’s well worth it.

Here’s what’s happening on insidewink…

Dove Rose’s Navigating Life’s Transition’s is a gentle offfering that helps us get through changes.

Maryam Morrison and The Eden Magazine is featured with a wnderful interview with Jean.

Cheryl Farrell’s articles are a highlight of insidewink – truthful, exposing – they explores our place in the world and our interconnectedness

Kate Fuglei’s incrediby relatable story – The Challenge of Transition is a great read!

And, of course, more wonderful recipes (like Creamy Pumpkin Soup!) and personal stories too.

We hope you are having a beautiful holiday season! We’ll talk to you soon.

Much love,
Jean & Alison

In case you missed it …

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.

Cheryl Farrell’s  great article that stretched our views of sensuality! Read The Power of Words and Human Connection

Kathlene McGoverns explores our love of lavender. It relaxed us just reading about it!

We feature the Song-Word Art House as our artist this month.

The Waterbearers Organization is another amazing charity that we featured!


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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