How to Save a Life: Healing Power of Poetry (Paperback)
Many of us who are focused on caring for others, whether inside or outside of healthcare, lose sight of the need to care for ourselves. The fact is that all humans need self-care. For over 40 years Dr. Barbara Loeb was such an individual. Caught up in her life as a physician, leader, partner, daughter, and mother she failed to stop and reflect on her life, making things much harder than they had to be and leading to burnout.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, for her, just like for so many others, the need for self-care became more urgent. In her new book "How to Save a Life: Healing Power of Poetry," Dr. Loeb explores and redefines her path as a healer. She utilizes the principles of presence, reflection, self-awareness, and self-compassion to place words in her poetry that describe universal experiences we can relate to. In this way she invites us to travel on our own healing journey. Her ultimate aim is to inspire the reader to find their own path to well-being which is often paired with self-expression and creativity.
Each chapter is illuminated by the artwork of the author's late mother, Judy "Salsa" Loeb.