Through Stories We Heal - a Powerful Expresson of Loss to Healing
May 29, 2014
Hosted by Cella Zappia
Through the grief and loss of her daughter, Meah, Tina Klonaris-Robinson found hope, strength and her voice in Rwanda realizing everyone has a story. Through the sharing of stories, Tina realized people heal. Forgiving the doctor who had responsibility in the death of her daughter, Tina started The Story Bracelet Project - bringing people's stories to life which is symbolized by a bracelet with each person's unique hand print on it. Each bracelet goes out into the world and the person wearing it finds a name on the back of the bracelet, and logs in to http://www.themeahfoundation.org to ready and share the story of that individual. A connection is made and the world is suddenly a smaller place, with greater possibilities for surviving and thriving in it.
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Cella’s Chat was created out of Cella Zappia’s personal healing experience. Each week, Cella will be your guide in teaching you how to find your own healer within. This healing is accomplished when we work to balance our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves. Through interviews with experts in each of their different fields of holistic wellness and medicine, you will learn how to use your own mind to create a life of health and empowerment. Deeply passionate about the subject of depression, suicide awareness and prevention, she desires to take the stigma away from this disease and provide facts and information to allow you to know there is hope. Healing through inspiration and information, Cella’s Chat invites you to create a space in your life where all things are possible.
Just as a caterpillar sheds its skin and becomes a butterfly, Cella's life fell apart and she too was reborn. From the outside, life appeared perfect. As is the reality for many women, Cella thought it was her personal obligation to take care of everyone’s needs but her own. That is exactly what she did up until May 13, 2008. She was married to a military man for twenty years who was often absent during that time due to his job. This left her to raise two boys, work full time in the legal field, all while thinking it was perfectly normal to run herself into the ground. Cella’s own battle began as the perfect storm of circumstances came together to initiate her downward spiral into illness and depression. Feeling hopeless that she would never salvage the person she was before, Cella felt her only solution out of the pain was to take her own life. As an attempt survivor, she learned that the greatest resource was the healer within. Now she works with people to help them rekindle their passion for life. As a certified Nia instructor and Ageless Grace educator, Cella is also versed in many healing modalities including Qigong, Tai Chi, nutrition and wellness. Through speaking, writing, and the dance arts, as well as the creation of a woman's support group, it is Cella's desire to help others to manifest and transform their lives to find their personal empowerment. A true testament that all things are possible, she is walking her talk while teaching others to do the same.