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From Pain to Poetry: Navigating Life’s Challenges with Creativity and Connection

From Pain to Poetry: Navigating Life’s Challenges with Creativity and Connection

Are you struggling to build truthful connections and understand the value of self-reflection?

 Our latest podcast episode draws this fascinating parallel as we’re joined by an acclaimed author, IN-Q, whose words on male relationships and the pursuit for truth will leave you pondering long after the conversation ends.

 During our exchange, we uncover the healing nature of writing, as we reflect on how crafting words can be a lifeline through the tumultuous waves of emotion. We consider the ripple effects of our spoken language, acknowledging the delicate power we yield with every narrative we spin. Later, the ‘Never-Ending Now’ poetry journal emerges as a beacon for those navigating life’s stresses, inviting a dance between mindfulness and the art of written expression. It’s more than just a conversation—it’s an invitation to a deeper, more introspective voyage.

 Join us for an episode that’s not just about listening but about engaging with the very essence of what it means to live a fully expressed life.


IN-Q is an Emmy nominated poet, multi-platinum songwriter, world renowned keynote speaker, and the best-selling author of Inquire Within. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s inspired countless audiences around the world through his performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his poetry videos have gone viral with over 60 million views combined, and his stand-up poetry special, IN-Q – Live at the Ace Theatre, streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

 The Never Ending Now, his recent spoken word album and poetry journal, explore the importance of creativity for emotional and mental wellbeing.



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We also discuss…

 (00:06) Improving Health Through Mental Shift

(02:16) Natural Ways to Increase Testosterone

(06:24) Exploring the Concept of Infinity

(12:11) Metamorphosis of Goldfish Inspiration

(16:54) Power and Impact of Language

(27:01) Exploring Self-Love Through Art

(35:24) Exploring Daily Health Practices

(48:16) Exploring Self-Inquiry and Learning

(01:08:09 ) Imprisoning Creativity Kills the Magic

(01:10:02) Podcasts and Supplement Line Focus


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