our editors

We strive to encourage kinder living, to reveal silver linings, to see the world’s perpetual generosity. Share a secret, a belly laugh,  an experience…. share the good.

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 with her wonderful husband of 29 years, Alex, and has 2 amazing adult children, Matthew and Emily. Jean enjoys taking long walks, watching movies, and traveling. She is very grateful for her family, Willy the dog, friends and good coffee.

Jean Trebek Articles

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, Emilia, Brady, pooches – LuLu & Ted, friends, Mother Earth, serendipity, peace, VIPHS, Boldfaced Secret, living life like your socks feel real good.

Alison Martin Articles

insidewink is…

a true undertaking of positivity.

our team

patti ring

Sometimes I’m designing websites and solving marketing problems for good people with my SmackSmog peeps. And sometimes I am hiking with my awesome pup. I believe it’s better to be nice than right, an “oops” is better than a “what if” and simple is best. In design. In life. In Everything.

stephen o'bryan

Former Captain of a fictious submarine, he likes to talk about Search Engine Optimization, Content Marketing, and his Type 181 Volkswagon Thing. He can often be found playing X Box with his kids or camping at the beach with his family. Steve will often say things like “it’s the people that matter” and “what type of ice cream do you have?” Generally happiest around people with a camera in his hand.

trish geiger

Is thrilled to be a winker! She has enjoyed being an actress, director, producer and teacher. Originally from New Jersey, she now lives in Hollywood where she spends her time making movies, singing and rescuing kittens. She loves to laugh and she is loud. (can’t take the Jersey out of the girl)

Trish Geiger Articles

jeanette dubois

Jeanette is a film & tv editor, writer, director and producer who’s worked on Emmy & Telly Award winning shows, movies, and music videos for a variety of networks.  She’s also a trained operatic who mostly sings to her cats now, though sometimes she expands her audience to her family & friends.  She loves gardening, good books, good wine, and good conversations, preferably all at the same time.

Jeanette Dubois Articles

our contributors

We are over the moon happy to have these wonderful people contribute their thoughts, opinions, advice, ideas and goodness on a consistant basis for insidewink. If you are interested in becoming a regular contributor, you can learn how here.

Elvira G. Aletta, Phd

Elvira G. Aletta, Ph.D. is a wife, mom to two adults and one horse, psychologist and writer who lives in Western New York where it’s cool to wear a cape and tall boots every day.

Dr. Aletta’s Articles

Elin Hampton

Elin Hampton is a produced and published screenwriter, lyricist, and playwright.  Some of the television shows she’s most proud of having written include Mad About You, Dream On, Rugrats, Pinky and The Brain, The Jackie Thomas Show, The Wild Thornberrys and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  She’s a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA and performs with The Nine O’Clock Players.

Elin Hampton Aticles

Julia Rael

Julia is a young, enthusiastic writer whose love for music is threatened by only one thing: her love for coffee. She is currently a choral music student and barista in Los Angeles, where she likes to spend her free time bullet journaling, hiking, and laughing at her two English Bulldogs – Emma and Charlie.

Julia’s Rael Articles

Bernie Shine

Bernie Shine a retired attorney and a master magician. Although law was his profession, magic has been his lifelong passion, both as a performer and as a creator of many original magic effects. In addition, he is collector and dealer of vintage memorabilia, as well as a renowned expert and world-class collector of 1930s Disneyana.  He is also an accomplished writer who has who has penned articles for the HuffPost, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy, Highlight Hollywood, and has been a contributor to numerous books, publications, and periodicals.

Bernie Shine Articles

M. Eileen Hickey

Eileen Hickey is a licensed massage therapist specializing in oncology massage in Portland, OR. She works at Oregon Health & Science University, Nike WHQ and her studio. Her objective: empower her clients to participate in their healing process and feel a sense of wholeness. She’s also a recovering tv news assignment editior of nearly 20 years. Her free time is spent at her cabin amidst the old growth, on the mat or with a good book. She’s still trying to crack a NYT crossword without the help of Google.

M. Eileen Hickey Articles


Rachel Marie

Rachel Marie is an amazing writer and humanitarian who got her M.S. of Behavioral Analysis while working full time, raising her two children, and fostering four children on her own. She lives in Oroville, CA. After the 2018 Paradise Camp Fire personally affected her family and community, she volunteered at the Butte County Distribution Hub, Oroville Hope Center to help serve the community. Ultimately she made a leap of faith, leaving her secure job at the Court House, and followed her heart to become the Executive Director of Disaster Relief. She believes we can all make a little room, that the more you give, the more you are given – and her life is proof of this.

Rachel Marie Articles

interested in contributing?

insidewink is always looking for compelling content. Do you have a story that will help others see a new perspective? Have a unique viewpoint that needs to be shared? Do you have expertise in a particular field? Then we’d like to hear from you! 

Learn how you could be a part of insidewink. Check out our submission guidelines.

share the good.

The launch of insidewink was a true undertaking of positivity. Jean originally spoke with Alison about her desire to create a documentary on forgiveness. Trish and Jean set out and filmed many spiritual leaders on the subject while Jeanette joined the team as an editor.

After meeting with Patti & Steve of SmackSmog, we all decided that a website – a living, changing, constant work in progress would get the mission of “sharing the good” out into the world on a regular basis.

Since our launch on 11/11/19, we have had the honor of posting articles from a wonderful wide array of diverse guest writers and have highlighted the work of artists.

We are constantly awed by the amount of goodwill being shared, so we have new features that highlight everyday heroes and charities. These heroes and charities, helping in small and big ways, are changing lives on a daily basis.

Our lifestyle section currently features Jean’s favorite recipes and the wonderful advice and tips from Dr. Elvira Aletta. In the future it will be home to monthly articles about gardening, education, beauty and home styling.

We want to be involved with our readers, so if you have an idea or a comment, please share it with us.

Thank you so much for supporting insidewink and we hope that you will share the good.

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