Live Boldly Affirmation

Live Boldly Affirmation

Live Boldly! Be your authentic self. Lean into active kindness. Set your sites. Do it. – insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe in them and eliminate...
Seriously Creating Fun

Seriously Creating Fun

Behaving Horribly My fondest childhood memories were spent jumping in and out of coffins.  My uncle owned a funeral home.  My grandmother lived in a lovely apartment in the back of the business.  She took late night calls and greeted the bereaved. ...
Acceptance Affirmation

Acceptance Affirmation

We are all doing the best we can. Relax into acceptance… there is no getting it right or wrong. – insidewink.com insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe in them and...
Shine Your Light Affirmation

Shine Your Light Affirmation

How do you shine your light? By enjoying and taking pleasure in your own life and by acknowledging that others will be delighted with your enjoyment! – Jean Trebek, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and...
La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

IOAP The spirit and energy of Marion McClinton, my acting partner, was infectious.  We were performing a short play that night for a theater benefit and we were nervous.  Everyone would be there.  We ran laps around the building, we went over and over...
The Nourishment of Human Connection

The Nourishment of Human Connection

Tiaras and Mac’n’Cheese It is strange and wondrous what can nourish you.  When I was a child and had asthma, I got to stay home from school and go to my Grandma Bernice’s house because my mother worked full-time.  Grandma Bernice had a huge...
Challenge Affirmation

Challenge Affirmation

Challenge yourself to take NOTHING for granted. – insidewink photo: Troy Putney 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...
How Volunteering Can Heal Us

How Volunteering Can Heal Us

Each day our world feels smaller, and the pain and suffering on the other side of the planet seems as though it is right next door. For many of us, we have an overwhelming sense of powerlessness that is weighing on our hearts and our minds. This is not a productive...
Maybe You’ll Learn Something

Maybe You’ll Learn Something

The Laborer “Stop flapping your jaw and listen once in awhile.  Maybe you’ll learn something.”  This was a cardinal rule of my father’s and something he said so often it was burnished into the minds of his six children.  Perhaps it came from his Norwegian background. ...
A Friend is a Mirror to Our Soul

A Friend is a Mirror to Our Soul

Guest contributor Cheryl Farrell writes about her circle of friends as inspired by a favorite TV show – Cheers. There’s a Sam, Diane, Carla, and Norm in the bunch. Our hope is that our stories and posts are timeless, however the week this posted, world...
What I Learned From the Friends Next Door

What I Learned From the Friends Next Door

Meet The McGoogans The McGoogans lived across the street from me when I was growing up.  They had six girls and two boys.  MaryMarsha, the oldest, was a singer and belted out her R n B tunes, shaking her mop of red hair and stomping her feet a la Janis Joplin.  She...
I See Me Affirmation

I See Me Affirmation

Rather than judge, I choose to see myself in others. – insidewink 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...
Listen to Your Heart Affirmation

Listen to Your Heart Affirmation

A challenging conversation will greatly benefit from the intention of your heart. What does your heart really want to communicate here? –  insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to...
Intentions of Goodness

Intentions of Goodness

One Good Deed A Day My husband and I decided to set an intention to do at least one good deed a day and I want to invite you to join us. We were on a walk and discussing how we can do good in this life.   Sometimes it is the simple things; the anonymous, the tiny...

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