Introducing Inok Alrutz: Author of "True Love Lives" Blog About Life, Love & Evolution; Mate of Activist Quinn Eaker

Greetings and Salutations Steemians! I go by the name Inok. It is a name given to me by a Korean mother whom I have never met, in a language I don’t speak. Yet I love this name, and I love the woman who birthed me and sent me off in the hands of destiny. I love the life I now live because of her choice.   

I, like anyone, have a range of certain special talents and abilities, and of course a nice little set of faults and flaws too. I could tell you all about who I think I am, recall my qualities and quirks, but right now that doesn’t actually seem relevant. The thing about me that seems most important and relevant to YOU right now is that I have a unique predisposition for keeping it REAL and telling it OUT LOUD. Somehow, unlike most other people, I feel pretty much just fine and dandy about sharing deep personal truths about myself and my life, even the ones that are really intimate, dark or make me look bad.   

I am not sure why or how I am like this, but it has come to my awareness that this quality is pretty unique and that I have the opportunity to use this special power of mine to help others. How does it help? I am not entirely sure about that either. I think people hide so much of themselves from the outside world, from their intimate relations, and even from themselves. And in doing all of this hiding, they are actually getting very stuck in whatever it is that they are afraid to face. They get stuck in the negative emotions of blame, guilt, shame, anger, jealousy, and so on, mostly because they find it too hard to really face it. Well, I am willing to face it, and I am willing to do it in front of you so you can see how it isn’t so bad, and it is well worth all the effort in the end.   

I have a blog called, which for me is more like an online journal that I make public. In it I share about my extraordinary life in a way that for me feels really raw and explicit. I share the truth from my point of view, including lots of little juicy details, and reflections on what I was really thinking and feeling. I acknowledge and talk about the many layers of my conscious and unconscious motivations, which most people dare not admit aloud, sometimes not even to themselves.  I give readers a very candid and intimate glimpse of my life and perspective on the things that matter most to me- my relationships with myself, my mate, my kids, my community, and then with everyone else. 

In truth, I write mostly for myself. I started the blog as a form of public accountability to assist my own process of conscious evolution.  Writing helps me to be real and honest with where I really am at within myself, and often there is some magic in the honesty and sharing that holds the key to shifting and upgrading. As the mother of 3 young children, the regularity of my entries is spotty at best. When I do write, it is because it feels so important that I MUST.       

I am not particularly an expert about much at all. I am not claiming to have “answers” per se, nor asserting that I am “better” than you, nor that anyone else should necessarily be like me. Simply, I have received quite a bit of feedback from others who can really relate to these experiences, and who feel better about themselves, just by knowing that they are not alone. And for this reason, I feel so deeply fulfilled in sharing with anyone who benefits in whatever way they do.

In addition to having a uniquely open personality, I also have a very unusual life. To me and to many whom I meet, my everyday life is nothing short of extraordinary. I have most decidedly taken the path less traveled by, and it has indeed made all the difference.  

I am the mate of a visionary rebel humanitarian named Quinn Eaker. Think Captain Jack Sparrow meets Tyler Durden meets Ghandi and/or Jesus meets Pai Mei (the master from Kill Bill). Quite the paradox he is, ever changing and beyond fascinating.  

We fell in love at first sight over 6 years ago and we have been together ever since.  We have produced three beautiful and amazing children, two girls aged 3 and 5, and a 7 month old baby boy.   

When we are not traveling the USA or the world, we live on 3 and a half acres in Arlington Texas known as the Garden of Eden EcoVillage. My mate was gifted that property from his former lover, (who is 23 years his senior and still lives with us,) for the purpose of the fulfillment of his dream. He is a humanitarian at heart and wishes to serve and uplift as much of the world as possible. The small intentional community is founded on the values of ecological sustainability and conscious evolution, with personal freedom being another high priority.   


The other community members living here include about a dozen people, give or take, plus two dogs and at least a dozen cats. I lost count of the cats. Each person is so unique and out of the box, each adding their own bit of spice to the pot. The community stew is ever changing in flavor, as there is almost always someone either coming or going.  About once a year, more or less, even I myself consider leaving. So far, thanks to my patient and adaptable mate, I always change my mind, reopen my heart, and stay to play another day.   

I could go on and on about my mate, our relationship, our children, our community, our life, and at some point I likely will. For now, I shall include only this super simplified snapshot of the beings called Inok and Quinn and the life of True Love that we share.   

Through my writing I offer the opportunity for you to read about a bold and revolutionary lifestyle. Simultaneously I offer a unique perspective on my version of experiences that are essentially common to us all.   

I hope you will find enjoyment and enrichment in reading about ways of living and being that are unusual and even strange to you, such as living in community, living sustainably, fighting the oppressive thumb of the Man, and raising children that are wild and free.   

I hope you will find equal fulfillment in reading about the commonalities we all share, like being in love, being parents, being hurt and insecure, being brave, seeking change, failing and getting back up again.   

I hope for us all to fall in Love.   
With Love, Inok


Yay, Inok!!!! Your ability to be open and vulnerable has personally helped me enormously, and I'm really excited to see the juicy details you'll share here on Steemit because I KNOW there are waaaay more people out there who can benefit from your special power of keeping it raw and real!! You inspire me in many ways, and I'm super grateful for you, you lovely lady! Welcome to Steemit ✨ 🎉 ✨ 💛 ✨ 🎉 ✨

Sara, I you and Quinn have been the most encouraging of me to get this ball rolling and I SUPER appreciate the support. I love how you light up when you talk about steeming and how loved and appreciated you feel my writing will be. May it be so! Thanks so much for your help with getting started, on both the practical and emotional fronts. Love you!

You're super welcome, and I love you too!

Welcome to blockchain, Inok! I'm sure you will find yourself dreaming about all the possibilities of crypto soon enough. There's a reason people all over the world are joining together under this movement, even if it "sounds scrazy" to so many at first!

Bitcoin, the currency issued by no central bank is almost worth 50 billion in total, just after 9 years! The next 10 years will be fascinating as more people will get it.

You have a beautiful family and your heart and head are in the right place. Can't wait to hear more about your stories and thoughts!

Thanks so much Igster! The whole cryptocurrency is fascinating and who doesn't love making money for something they would do anyway!? I look forward to sharing with you!

I got a great laugh out of that name, Mr Bottymcbotface. Thanks for that alone!

Welcome to the platform, I wish everything work out for you. It’s not easy here but not difficult neither but just ask an extra effort, engagement is the key good luck I’m @goodaytraders Start by following people and they will do the same.

Your community sounds amazing. Interested to hear about your inspiring life and family. Welcome and best of everything.

Thanks blackvapor. The community is indeed amazing and I am grateful you are tuning in. Gee, I feel so welcome!

Beautiful fam! Welcome to Steemit Inok ^^

Hey thanks kevinwong. I must have seen your name just before I went to bed, and/or perhaps many times looking over steemit posts in the past. When I woke up today I had your name in my head, but wasn't really sure where it came from. Now i see it is You :-) Looking forward to learning more about who you are and what you share here on steemit.

welcome to steemit world:D

Welcome to Steemit, you free spirits! :) You ll have great time here :)

Hey Thanks. I appreciate the support and welcome. Especially coming from another writer.

Welcome to steemit, a true online community where I'm sure you are going to fit in very well by standing out. Love what you are creating at the @gardenofeden

Thanks for the welcome markwhittam. I am grateful to find a community where my outspoken voice and inside perspective will be appreciated and valued. To all those who tried to make me be so polite and appropriate as a kid- Take That!

Welcome Inok, Your next article is expected.

I would totally follow you @sesangsokuro...if I could speak/read korean. At best I can distinguish it from other written languages. Perhaps you know of some good basic tutorials you could point me towards.

Oooh, that sounds like a challenge/dare/ encouraging invitation. Thanks sesangsokuro.

Welcome to the Steemit community Inok. Great to have you around. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!. :-)

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Oh yeah! Thanks Luis! I will be checking in on your posts, sure you have lots of great ones. Love to learn about what you share.

Hope the best in this new & challenging environment. I write about several topics that call my attention, from travel, life to science and technology. Here are some of my last posts, that if you can, read them and leave some comments - it will be great.

Best of good luck in the STEEMIT arena …. have given you my upvote for the welcome, and of course hope you will follow me .!!


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Will check it out. Thanks for connecting!

Thank you.


YAY Inok--you are here!! Your frankness and expanding ability to be real will be a great asset to Steemit as it has been for me. You definitely have a great ability to broach and share subjects where most wouldn't dare tread, and have a unique perspective that only you can tell. I'm excited for what may come! <3

Thanks for the support and the credence everlove. I hope it flows easily and is well received. I am sure there will be lots of juicy unfoldings yet to come and I appreciate both your feedback and your participation. xo

We'll keep sharing it around and bring some people here who like juiciness!! It will be worth their attention! <3

I believe that true love lives. I'm glad that you will show the world how, in your own way.

Thanks fore the vote of confidence!

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Welcome to Steemit! I hope you like it as much as I do. I'm following you to know you better. Feel free to connect with me@lulita

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I found this post a bit late to offer any rewards with my upvote but I'm so glad I found you because I'm totally interested in following! Welcome to Steemit!

You live an amazing life!

Very inspiring! I still need to go through more humility to find myself, despite my humble exterior. I worry about how you are Geographically? I'm in Canada and reading about where you live, I can't help but worry about the violent weather while you're not On The Road. I'm just hoping you're okay. In regards to your reintroduction: Thank You! It's a good one and It will be very helpful for me to read when my mental state is slipping. I need a manic boost or maybe emotional balance. I pray God keeps "Garden of Eden" safe!