Welcome to Inquire Within with me, IN-Q, a poetry podcast that brings you on a journey to the center of your soul through the lens of myself and some of the greatest poets and artists of our time. I'm an award-winning poet, bestselling author, multi-platinum songwriter, and named to Oprah's SuperSoul 100 list of the world's most influential thought leaders. I’m excited to bring you deep conversations to contemplate spiritual ideas and universal issues with other poets, as well as share my own poems and life lessons. No matter the episode, you'll always be challenged to inquire within.
Noticing the Small Things in Life + An Unheard Poem
In this solo episode of Inquire Within, I share a poem with you that I have actually never shared before. I wrote it out of inspiration from a butterfly dancing above a marching band at Mardi Gras. It's my hope by sharing this poem that you are inspired to pay closer attention to the beauty that surrounds you and to the small moments that bring you joy, and to give them the appreciate they deserve.
Rudy Francisco: The Unglamorous Journey of Success
If you think success happens overnight, you're wrong. And if you think reaching success is glamorous, you're wrong. Success is a difficult journey. And in this episode of Inquire Within, Rudy Francisco shares more. Before becoming one of the most successful poets of our time, Rudy used to sleep on trains and in bus stations when trying to make it as a poet and couldn’t make ends meet. I believe Rudy’s story will inspire you to keep working, keep pushing, and keep creating.
Najwa Zebian: How to Change Your Perspective of Pain + Tell the World Your Real Story
In this episode, Najwa Zebian beautifully explains why pain is one of our greatest blessings if we use it correctly. So if you’re someone who has experienced, or is experiencing, pain, adversity, or displacement, Najwa shares not only how to process it, but how to transform it and use it to your advantage…and to create something of impact.
Afterlife (An Unheard Poem) + Using Curiousity to Find Your Purpose
In this episode of Inquire Within, I share an unheard poem that challenges you to think about your life’s purpose.
Yesika Salgado: Allowing Yourself to Be Seen and Finding Your Place in This World
In this episode, I’m joined by a dear friend of mine, Yesika Salgado. Together we chat about how poetry flows through us, finding our place in the world, and Yesika’s beautiful and unique outlook on both life and poetry. Yesika is willing to be seen and willing to speak her truth to the world, and after listening to this conversation, I know you’ll be inspired to do the same.
Solo: The Birds Aren't Singing to Win a Grammy
Welcome to the first solo episode of Inquire Within with me, IN-Q. My solo episodes are a place for me to share unspoken poems, my current inspirations, and life lessons I've learned. Be sure to stay tuned until the end, as I share a journal prompt with you to encourage you to inquire within.
In this episode, I share two poems, with one being a poem I've never shared before. My intention with both is to challenge you to consider who you are pretending to be. The birds aren't singing to win a grammy, they're just singing. So who would you be if you were being your most authentic self and not trying to be something other than you're not?