Encore Words of Your Heart: How Writing Heals You

May 15, 2024
Hosted by Cecilia Zapata-Harms

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Having personally used poetry as a means of healing, Meredith Heller has since been sharing her methods of self-expression with others. Through her book, Writing by Heart, she presents the techniques she developed to help her students navigate challenging experiences and explore their emotions, ultimately finding their voice. The book includes inspiring themes and example poems, as well as Body/Mindfulness exercises to aid readers in achieving a creative flow. The WRITE NOW! invitations encourage exploration of themes like belonging, metamorphosis, and more. Writing by Heart's innovative approach to personal growth facilitates emotional processing and offers clarity in the midst of life's challenges. The book teaches readers the tools of poetry, including metaphor and simile, point of view, and editing techniques. By starting and maintaining a regular writing practice, readers can connect with themselves and others with greater depth and honesty. Through Writing by Heart, past wounds and emotional hurdles can become opportunities for growth.

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Cecilia Zapata-Harms

Cecilia has held leadership positions in strategy, joint venture startup and program administration. Her career spans more than 30+ years in life science/biotechnology and healthcare industry. Cecilia started her tenure as a strategic planning manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research in the early 1990s, as Program Administrator for the Molecular Pharmacology, Clinical Research Division held a Project Officer role for the National Cancer Institute. She has led the development of clinical research network and oversaw all operational functions for the program. Cecilia was also involved in many status biotechnology startups. In the summer of 2017, Cecilia returned to her life science and biotechnology roots as Chief Executive Officer for 3rdEyeBio, LLC. Cecilia has been known to say that she is like the Jill of all Trades. In my toolbox are a multitude of different sets of skills and expertise that can be applied to almost all industries. Passionate about global health access, innovative approaches to access novel treatments especially for our rural communities, military and developing countries. The joy for me in my work is to find an outside of the box solutions, connect the dots, and see innovators realize the vision, their road map accomplish them and are successful.

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