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Friend Family

Friend Family

In our small Studio City living room, we have two Thanksgiving tables set up – sort of side-by-side like a separated “T”. It is crowded. It is fun. It is loud. You have to suck in your stomach to squeeze around a corner to get to the kitchen for more sweet...
Duncan Fellows

Duncan Fellows

The wonderful Duncan Fellows! Duncan Fellows is on tour and will be in California in November! Click here for the schedule of their tour dates… Duncan Fellows, a band out of Austin, Texas, is making its mark across the country. Their shows are crowded, their...
Heifer International

Heifer International

Marianne Muellerleile Gives a Hand UP  You’ve seen her… I promise you have… she’s done more that 200 TV shows and movies. And she has that sort of presence that is unforgettable. I have been a fan for many years and I was so happy when Marianne...
The insidewink Story

The insidewink Story

“Story… was crucial to our evolution – more so than opposable thumbs.” – Lisa Cron from “Wired For Story”.   There is so much noise, so much news that it can all feel overwhelming. We hear it all the time – “I can’t watch it anymore” or “I’ve...
Let Go

Let Go

Let go and allow today. Instead of having a plan or an outcome or strategy, let life lead. Let it be a day of surprises, of unexpected joy, of release. Allow.   insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge...
I have lived a Full Life

I have lived a Full Life

This was on my street. Just like this. Leaning against a tree. I have lived a “Full” life. I laughed that someone joked about the “Full” size of the mattress (I guess “I have lived a ‘Twin’ life”, although interesting, doesn’t quite work as well). It strikes me, so I...
Generosity

Generosity

Generosity is knowing that you always have more than enough and that by sharing it even more comes to you. Today allow your most generous self to share a compliment, a smile, a dollar, a loving touch…   insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to...
Listen

Listen

Be still. Listen. The universe whispers its love.   insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe in them and eliminate self-sabatoging or negative thoughts. more affirmations...
Peaceful Scars

Peaceful Scars

My 18 year old son, Brady, had oral surgery and he left the doctor’s office with a big white bandage around his head (to be honest, he looked a little like the ghost of Marley in A Christmas Carol). I had been anticipating this procedure for awhile now. I kept hoping...
Choice

Choice

Every moment is a choice.You have the power to decide what happens next, the opportunity to shift how you view every situation and the freedom to let go of any expected outcome.   Chicken Tortilla Soup I love a good soup! This easy Chicken Tortilla Soup is...
Allow

Allow

Allow your heart to dance.Allow your smile to be shared.Allow your mind to follow a cloud.Today.Allow…   Diving ~ Guest Writer, Sarah Sturgis ~ Long before I was born my mom was swimming in La Jolla.She was so confident in those waves. She ignored the red...
Walking On Water

Walking On Water

It looked like she was walking on water.  I actually had to do a double take to make sure I was seeing her. The LA river (as it is called) NEVER has people walk in it… yet there she was… trudging along… alone. It was weird. My husband and I walk over a small bridge...
The Optimist

The Optimist

An optimist knows that there is possibility in everything, sees that there is goodness in all, understands that there is more than enough, intuits that every moment can be different than the next… if you just let it. Today be the optimist.   insidewink’s weekly...
The Greatest Teacher

The Greatest Teacher

Your greatest teacher is the moment it becomes clear that you are your greatest teacher.   insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe in them and eliminate self-sabatoging or...
The Manhattan Transfer

The Manhattan Transfer

I don’t sing. Really. I don’t. I try… sometimes… alone… very, VERY far from people and still, it doesn’t really work… … and yet, when I was little, there was a group that so inspired myself and my friends that we started a singing trio. The group that we so loved? The...

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