“How did you know you were supposed to quit your job to start TWLOHA?”
“What was the hardest part? What’s been the best part?”
“Were you always comfortable being vulnerable, or was it a process?”
“I don’t have a big platform and I don’t have a lot of money. How can I make an impact?”
“How do I find my purpose?”
Since 2006 and especially in recent years, i’ve spent a lot of time answering questions. It’s become one of my favorite parts of what i get to do. Whether it’s a speaking event at a university or a book event at a bookstore, Q&A tends to be the highlight. Sometimes it’s a quiet night at home, i’ll end up on Twitter and simply ask if anyone has questions. It feels important to be available and to share whatever i can, and it's always a two-way street. Hearing from other people helps me believe i'm not alone. To quote Donald Miller, i'm reminded that "other people exist." Other people have feelings and questions and struggles and dreams. Other people are living their stories while i'm living mine.
People ask about mental health. People ask about writing. People ask about starting a non-profit. People ask about the highs and lows of everything that’s happened since TWLOHA began in 2006, and people ask about the days before TWLOHA as well.
i really enjoy being able to connect with people, and my hope is that folks walk away feeling encouraged. The challenge tends to be time. It can be difficult to give a question the answer it deserves in one minute or two tweets. There’s almost always a line of people or a curfew or a plane to catch.
HEART CAMP was basically born from this idea: What if instead of one minute we had two days?
What would it look like to get a small group of people together, to share everything i’ve learned and everything i’m passionate about?
What if folks were invited deep inside my work and deep inside my story, into not only the successes but the failures as well? Could i provide language and framework and ideas to help people start movements and chase dreams?
In a room of 40 individuals with common ground between them, could people also leave with one or two or ten new friends?
Welcome to HEART CAMP. We hope to see you soon!
HEART CAMP is a two-day workshop led by Jamie Tworkowski. Jamie is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms and the New York Times bestselling author of If You Feel Too Much. Each HEART CAMP gathering will be a group of 42 people, with Jamie sharing stories, experiences, and passions. Topics will include mental health, authenticity, writing, starting something that matters, and bringing your heart to work. Attendees will be invited to help shape HEART CAMP by giving input on the topics they hope to hear about.
Have you been inspired by Jamie's work over the years? Are you passionate about mental health? Are you a writer or a speaker? Are you curious about using words to bring encouragement and hope to people? Do you dream of starting an organization or a brand, or are you in the process of starting something? Are you interested in bringing your heart to work and creating positive change? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then we would love to have you at HEART CAMP!
Yes! Each HEART CAMP features two guest speakers. Miles Adcox and Matt Wertz will be joining us in Nashville.
Miles Adcox is the owner and CEO of Onsite, which offers experiential therapy workshops designed to help individuals and couples experience a breakthrough and discover a better future. Onsite partners with the world’s top therapists specializing in trauma, codependency, process addiction, stress, and burnout, family of origin, and shame resiliency to help people overcome dysfunctional patterns and establish healthy relationships. Miles and Onsite have been featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. Miles has consulted major brands on organizational health and emotional wellness. He is also a communication, personal growth, and mental health consultant to the entertainment industry.
Nashville-based singer/songwriter Matt Wertz has released 10 full-length albums, 5 EPs, and toured worldwide since his career began in 2001. He will be the first musician to perform at HEART CAMP! In addition to sharing some of his songs with you, Matt will talk about the process of writing and creating, the community he’s found in Nashville, and his own journey as it relates to mental health.
We want to be sure that HEART CAMP is a healthy environment for everyone who attends. While mental health will be discussed, we will not be providing professional mental health care at this event. If you're currently struggling with mental health issues, our hope is that you will seek professional help. There will be other opportunities to attend HEART CAMP.
HEART CAMP NASHVILLE will take place July 27 & 28.
More details coming soon.
HEART CAMP NASHVILLE will take place at Wellspire Center.
907 Gleaves St.
Nashville, TN 37203
Nashville International Airport (BNA) is located 7 miles from Wellspire Center.
Details coming soon.
We will be providing coffee and snacks throughout both days, as well as a special dinner on Friday night.
More details coming soon.
Whatever you want! We're guessing there will be a few TWLOHA shirts in the room.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.