Letter Curiosity

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Curiosity and Understanding go Hand-in-Hand

 Hello friends, 

World events are in the forefront of our minds as we write this letter. The pre-determined theme we are working with is “Curiosity” and after talking together we realized how aligned that is with where we are today.

Curiosity is a wonderful super power that we have all been born with. The problem is that we’ve learned over time how to dumb it down, play it safe, take things as a given and just go along with various authority figures in order to reinforce the status quo.  Consider this… the word curiosity is derived, in part from Latin as, “to care.” That makes sense, because when we really care about something, we’re apt to ask questions in order expand our appreciation, connection, engagement and understanding of a person, place or thing.

In these times of high uncertainty and deep, violent struggles between brothers and sisters on the global landscape… one of the greatest things we can be curious about is  – Why? How did we all get here? Where are the points of reconciliation? What I can do as an individual, a community, a country to create a path to peace?

We’re inviting you to ignite the innate flame of curiosity to light up your life with new perceptions, ideas and actions as we face our fears, our aggressions, our perceived rivals to create the world we all know we deserve. 

Here is an article from NPR that offers organizations that are helping with the Ukraine situation. Read It Here.

Much love and peace,
Jean & Alison

Here’s what’s happening on insidewink…

Jean & Alison talk with Gail Parker on the healing powers of yoga in this enlightening video: How Gail Parker is Helping Heal Racial Trauma with Yoga

In December, Ken Craft and the President/ CFO of Hope Of The Valley, Rowan Vansleve, went out and lived on the streets in the San Fernando Valley. Ken shared with us some photos, insights thoughts about his week unhoused on the street: Living Unhoused for a Week: Ken Craft Takes to the Streets

We are so proud to share the collaborative award-winning work of Richard Reyes, CEO of The Plus Me Project and Cheryl Farrell, a talented insidewink guest writer since the summer of 2020: Two Connections Sharing the Good: Richard Reyes and Cheryl Farrell

Think time’s Running out? Well, it’s never too late as we see in all these Happy Headlines.

And, as always, more wonderful recipes (like Banana Cream Pie!) and personal stories too.

In case you missed it …

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.


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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