Jean & Alison

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A Hidden Aspect to


 Hello friends, 

Our current theme is Friendship and we wanted to share a unique take on this beautiful type of relationship. What could we write that would be different? Or special? Or something no one had heard?

We wracked our brains. Hadn’t we heard it all?

Friendship is…

… boundless – CHECK 

… forgiving  – DONE 

… compassionate – GOT IT

Yet, still, we tried to come up something new. So…

…we watched Lucy and Ethel sing Friends.

…we ate pineapple. 

…we tried to figure out how to turn on the heat where we were working…

Then it occurred to us, the familiarity, the knowing, the consistency, the lack of need for specialness is also the beauty of a friendship. The simple, small things, the mundane, the silences, the tender acceptance sit alongside the curiosity, the loyalty, the sincerity, and all the wondrous emotions to create a blend that is so important, so life sustaining … that friendship is truly unique in and of itself. It needs no introduction, no explanation, no fanfare. Friendship is simply a gift, one we simultaneously give ourselves and others.

We thank God for friendship…

Here’s what’s happening on insidewink…

Jean speaks with Lisa Herzog from National Geographic in this beautiful interview: The Impact of the National Geographic Society 

Amy McLaughlin-Margolis (Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Co-Founder/Director of Santa Monica Counseling in California) shares her take on how to navigate life’s changes in Change is a Process, Not an Event

Connections in Happy Headlines features articles all about our human interactions.

The Photographs in Geert Weggen: Photographing Red Squirrels are AMAZING and are sure to make your day brighter!

And, of course, more wonderful recipes (like Three Cup Chicken!) and personal stories too.

Much love,
Jean & Alison

In case you missed it …

The amazing Anita Moorjani (survivor of a profound near death experience) shares with Jean and Alison the importance of sensitivity and empaths in the world right now. She is a must watch.

Kathlene McGovern’s Happy Headlines features articles about Dance… let’s all get up off the couch!

Cheryl Farrell’s Letter to My Younger Self is so open and  vulnerable..,reminds us to keep hopeful.

Los Angeles Animal Rescue gives all animals (and they mean ALL) a second. Here’s our interview with them.

And, of course, more wonderful recipes (like Peanut Butter French Toast!) and personal stories too.

We hope you celebrate the friends in your life…


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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