Salve Comments

Rooted in the experiences of her psychiatric practice and the challenges and joys of daily living, informed by practices of mindfulness, self-compassion, and gratitude, Dr. Vasa has created a work of exquisite beauty and insight. Dr. Vasa describes herself as a dreamcatcher, and what she has caught is the evanescent preciousness of life itself. Each of these poems is an invitation to discover or reconnect with our own unique journeys and soothe our souls in the process. Without shying away from the brokenness in us all, each of these poems is a gift of joy, hope, and wisdom.

Johanna Shapiro, PhD
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Program in Medical Humanities & Arts
University of California Irvine School of Medicine