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Episode 026: “Living Centered and Finding Hope”

Featuring Jamie Tworkowski

For today’s episode, Miles is joined by New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, Jamie Tworkowski. Jamie has dedicated his life’s work to presenting hope and help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

In this interview, Miles and Jamie talk about their shared desire to normalize and destigmatize the conversation around mental health. Along the way, they discuss the benefit and need of doing their own individual emotional wellness work as they lead organizations and missions dedicated to doing the same. Join us for a conversation that we hope normalizes asking for help, equips you to help the people in your life who might be struggling, and invites you to pursue the wholeness you deserve.

Meet this episode’s expert

Jamie Tworkowski is the New York Times bestselling author of If You Feel Too Much. He founded the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms in 2006, born from an attempt to help a friend and tell a story. TWLOHA is now recognized as an award-winning leader in mental health and suicide prevention. After fifteen years with the organization, Jamie recently stepped away to begin a new chapter, focusing on writing and speaking independently. A two-time TEDx speaker, Jamie has inspired audiences at universities, concerts, and conferences across the United States and as far away as Australia and the United Kingdom. He has been interviewed by Rolling Stone, NBC Nightly News, and CBS Sunday Morning. A lifelong surfer, Jamie founded NEEDS AN OCEAN in 2020, “a beach brand born from new appreciation.” In addition to surfing, Jamie loves his family and friends, music, basketball, and a little dog named Gracie. He lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Mentioned in this episode

Recent Blog Update from Jamie and To Write Love On Her Arms.


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