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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...
You Have

You Have

You have the inspiration.You have the strength.You have the knowledge.You have the time.All you need now is to know that you do.   insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe...
Your Truest Self

Your Truest Self

You are the most wonderful expression of the unique!You are the glorious manifestation of this moment!You are the snowflake, the leaf, the sun ray. You are the drop and the ocean.You are the truest sense of the individual and the greatest knowledge of the whole....
I have a friend…

I have a friend…

I have a friend… … who gives me gardenias as a surprise … who makes me laugh till I cry … who always reaches for the check first … who calls me because she knows I have a doctor appointment … who I tell everything to because she never judges … who doesn’t gossip … who...
Connected

Connected

The sky through the leaves, the sound of a dog barking, the color of the sunlight through the window shade. Look. Take it in for a minute. Breathe. Know you are connected right now and always.Let your smile come out.   insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive...
Laugh

Laugh

LAUGH TODAY. A little, a lot, for a minute, for an hour, with a friend, alone. LAUGH. GIGGLE. GUFFAW. SMILE. At a complete stranger – smile today. Let those pearly whites gleam. Make someone’s day.   insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive...
Train

Train

You can almost hear the uncoupling. “Your mother has 3 weeks to live.” You can feel the lift off. “You’re pregnant.” You can sense the profundity. “You didn’t get the job.” At that moment, you know that the path, the journey, the track you are on is changing. It’s...
Today

Today

Today begins it.Today is the fresh start.Today is the new year.Today is the joy.Do it.The one thing.Today.- Alison Martin insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe in them and...
Now

Now

The challenge comes when we push toward the future or remain in the past. We let minutes, hours, days, lifetimes go by without the NOW. The NOW allows the past and the future to hold hands and come together, to be partners of memories and hopes, to be the spark. The...
How I Lost My Mind In 15 Minutes

How I Lost My Mind In 15 Minutes

The car bumps through the country road as I sit holding my toe in the Starbucks napkin. My husband drives. My two kids sit in the backseat looking at a meme or a snapchat or a quick-time or… I don’t know… something that makes them laugh on their phones. Little do they...
It’s Your Choice

It’s Your Choice

It all has to do with where you’re “looking”. You are on road… Beautiful sunset to your right- Garbage dump to your left. It’s your choice where you focus. Always. On everything. – Alison Martin insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage,...
Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings

You REALLY, REALLY like him and just got tongue-tied… or You DON’T really like her and she keeps moving in and you need to think of something to say… or You are out with friends and want to be cool… or You are out with your partner of 35 years and want to show...
Problem Solved

Problem Solved

  You are the meaning of life.You are the definition of creation.You are the problem solved. insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe in them and eliminate self-sabatoging...
I’m Struggling

I’m Struggling

A friend – a very funny, smart comic – whom I met many years ago when I lived in Boston passed away recently from cancer. I would see him at auditions in LA and we would talk and laugh way past the time we went in the “room”. He was a kind, sweet family...
It’s time to forget it!

It’s time to forget it!

It’s that time of year… it’s still winter… you’re back at work… and so, let’s all admit it’s time to give it up… to stop kidding yourself… and pick one of the …   Top 16 reasons You Just Can’t Keep Your Resolutions 1. You love chocolate too much 2. You love...
Self Love

Self Love

I am my own heroine, hero, doctor, patient,advocate, therapist… friend.I allow my best self to flourish,to be supported.I hold myself in respect, in joy, in love.I am my first choice. -Alison Martin insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to...
Miracles

Miracles

Miracles can happen in a parking lot, on a mountain, at a job. Miracles happen everywhere because Miracles happen the moment you are aware that they can. insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to...
To Trust Or Not To Trust

To Trust Or Not To Trust

The Soggy Question.Trust is a funny thing. It seems friendly, open, easy… but really I think it’s a tough cookie. It’s all in or nothing, balls to the wall, get in or you’re out… you either leap or you don’t, you either trust or you don’t… it’s hard news, at least for...

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