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Dear Heart: A Coloring Book Journal for Living With Heart Disease Paperback – April 19, 2017
"While in the hospital, patients have so many people coming in and out talking about them, talking to them and talking with them. It becomes so exhausting for patients to answer, that often being quiet and listening is the easier way. Dear Heart can be their voice. It can be their outlet from all the noise that is being filled with medical terms, diagnosis, and worries. It can be their therapy, and a time to break from the noise, and reflect on their life, their goals, their family, and whatever happiness they have inside of them. Dear Heart opens patients' eyes to thoughts, feelings and ideas they may not be able to find, until they read it themselves."
-- Sheryl Edelstein, LMSW, Cardiac Inpatient Social Worker
"Dear Heart is a wonderful outlet for heart disease patients looking to discover, reflect upon, and release their feelings. While free-form journaling can be therapeutic, this journal provides patients additional benefits of the focused, yet serene task of intertwining the meditative effects of coloring with introspection about their past, present, and future as it relates to their heart disease. As a social worker working in cardiac rehab, it would give me great satisfaction to know that my patients were using this coloring book journal."
-- Nicole Saia, LICSW, Cardiac Rehab Department
About the Author
Chloé McFeters is a writer, director, producer, and personal historian, and the owner of Tortoise and Finch Productions, LLC, an independent production company specializing in projects concerning social justice, public health, and human interest. She is the director and executive producer of You Look a Lot Like Me, a documentary film exploring the topic of intimate partner violence in the United States. The film is currently used as an informational and training resource in a variety of settings across the U.S., including universities, mental health clinics, libraries, etc.
In May 2017, Chloé released six coloring book journals for adults exploring a variety of topics and experiences, including surviving domestic violence, providing care for an adult loved one, and living with cancer or heart disease.
In her earlier days, Chloé held a variety of positions entirely unrelated to film/writing, including waitress, church secretary, appointment setter for an adjustable bed company, and sales representative for mobile medical record filing systems. Her first job was at a Dunkin’ Donuts and she wasn’t very good at it. She can’t remember whether or not she was fired, but feels fairly certain she should have been.
When she's not working, Chloé enjoys reading, dancing, cooking, gardening, traveling, and Red Sox baseball.
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