The Soul Support Book, 2nd Edition
Get Unstuck, Expand Your Awareness, Lift Your Spirits, and Be Here Now
by Deb Koffman
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Pub Date 22 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 28 Nov 2022
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 29 members
In The Soul Support Book (2nd edition):Get Unstuck, Expand Your Awareness, Lift Your Spirits, and Be Here Now by Deb Koffman we are reminded to practice unconditional self-care and reflection as a means for survival. Deb, someone who struggled with depression herself, had a gift of creating art as a message of hope. 👑
The Soul Support Book provides powerful visual storytelling via colorful illustrations that provide nonverbal commentary on how to practice radical self-acceptance, consider new perspectives, cope with difficulty and obstacle, and hold tightly to joy.
I love that the book is all photos and no words - allowing the reader to interpret what they need. A beautiful resource and way to remember the impactful work of Deb Koffman!
I was surprised to learn that this lovely book is a reprint from twenty years ago! Although not aimed at children as it's main audience, I think this would be such a wonderful book for schools to have a copy of so that children can just pick it up and flick through the delightfully colourful, clever, witty and poignant pictures. If one illustration stands out to them and impresses upon them, it will be worth it for the rest of their life. As someone who has worked in mental health since 2012 and now works privately as a psychotherapist (working hard before that to overcome my own mental health issues), this book is truly wonderful. Mental health can become very serious very fast which can loose some people, especially if they are intimidated or not so open to the idea of mental health. This book is engaging for all levels of reader and there is something for everyone here, I really believe that.
What a delight this was to read - thank you.
I will be drafting a social post to review this book too.
I have been a big fan of this author for many years and have used her books and decks in my SoulCollage workshops. I wasn’t aware of her death until very recently, and was sad to hear of it.
As usual, I enjoyed her uplifting, comforting, bright images and snippets of wisdom that are sprinkled throughout this lovely book.
Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
The Soul Support Book, 2nd edition - By Deb Koffman
If the title and the book cover did not grab you then perhaps the description would, like it did me.
The soul support book uses cartoon illustrations, playful colors and witty one liners to portray some new perspectives on life's everyday situations and finding joy in anything.
As someone who struggles with anxiety (especially the overthinking part) for years, I am often drawn to any tool that may help 'tweak' the way I look at life or simply, my day.
My first thought not even 20% in was what a wonderful gift this book would actually make for someone, anyone, of any age. Whether they are struggling with mental health or not.
It's a short read that packs a punch, Deb Koffman's colorful illustrations, simple yet relevant points makes you keep turning the page and smiling. It literally made me smile, it's just that wholesome.
The author highlights the differences between suffering and well being and how people can look at the exact same thing and perceive it differently. How no point of view is right but how it may be best for your soul sometimes to slightly adjust yours ❤️
A few of my fav takeaways from the book:
* Colour your world with all that nourishes your soul
* Changing context, changes experience
* Acknowledge your gifts
I give this slice of life
Publish Date is 08 November 2022
Thank you Netgalley for a copy of this ARC in exchange for a honest review
“Color your world with all that nourishes your soul”
With playful, witty cartoon art, The Soul Support Book offers wise and reassuring observations on getting unstuck, gaining new perspectives, and opening to love, creativity, and joyfulness in everyday life. Author and artist Deb Koffman’s delightfully uplifting mini-meditations appeal to anyone seeking a little bit of encouragement for approaching life’s challenges with insight, open-heartedness, and a healthy dose of laughter.
This is a self-help book that comes without the endless dos and don’ts. Instead, it radiates joy and inspiration off each page with cute, quirky illustrations in bright, playful colours that add perspective to conquering life’s challenges. The witty one-liners accompanying them deliver valuable life lessons and also make you smile.
This book will benefit both children and adults in finding the best way to get a handle on things that seem to be out of your control or to draw inspiration from. The wisdom shared here is a light and fun way to look back, regroup yourself and move forward.
I love that there is no set order to read the book. You can open to absolutely any page and it will serve as a set of affirmation cards that bring a positive vibe to you. This will make for the perfect bedside or desktop companion to reinvigorate yourself and comfort you, as well as a thoughtful gift for family, friends, or co-workers.
This ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Storey Publishing.
Book contains inspiring and thought provoking illustration. It is a good book to look through or read through for inspiration. it also contains beautiful words of wisdom. The words are meant to make you calm or give clarity
The cover is so impressive to me, and not gonna lie the design of this book is adorable inside and outside.
The language that used is so easy to understand and to me it's almost like a children book and worth it.