Episode #44 Jamie Tworkowski Permission to be Honest

photo cred to twloha.com

photo cred to twloha.com

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of the non-profit To Write Love On Her Arms, an organization that presents hope and finds help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-harm and suicide.  For 10 years, Jamie has given his time providing hope for those hurting all over the country.  He speaks dynamic hope and help through college campus conversations, book tours, music concerts, writing and even fashion.  The honesty that Jamie has about his own experience with depression and pain opens up spaces and gives permission for others to give value to their own experiences.  


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Show Notes

  • :00 Mary Oliver poem, Wild Geese
  • 6:30  Start of JT interview
  • 6:45  Explanation of Inefficiency
  • 13:10  Permission as invitation
  • 14:55 Importance of counseling and mental health
  • 18:20 Dreams vs. Fears  ( www.dreamsvsfears.com )
  • 21:22 Rehoping ( www.venture.org )
  • 23:45 We all break in this life
  • 26:35 Need for beauty and the arts
  • 32:30 Holding space for us
  • 33:45 Self-care
  • 36:23 Sense of purpose
  • 39:00 Story of Jamie's friend David
  • 47:20 Crisis Text Line ( www.crisistextline.org )
  • 48:50 Outro
  • www.lostgoldmedia.com