Deborah Hanekamp

mbg Contributor

Mama Medicine is Deborah Hanekamp, the author of the bestselling book Rituals Baths and named “fashion’s favorite healer” by Vogue Magazine. Mama Medicine facilitates Medicine Readings all over the world. These ceremonies integrate two decades of experience. At the end of every Medicine Reading, Deborah prescribes a Ritual Bath. Her empowering work along with her unique aesthetic and approachable personality, have garnered Mama Medicine tens of thousands of global followers and features in major press outlets. In a world of gurus and self-help, Mama Medicine encourages us to be our own healer and helps us connect to the true master within us all: the power of love. Follow Deborah @MamaMedicine.

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What is your wellness philosophy?

Compassion is my compass. And all of the healing all of the medicine all of the answers are already in it. And it’s through compassion that we are guided and directed towards thsoe medicines and healing and teachings within us.

What brought you into wellness?

It's kind of the only things. She’s always since a child has a strong call to helping spiritual. Started collecting crystals at 8 years old and there was never anything else for me. First career was teaching yoga. In her 20s she totally tried doing something else and nothing worked and it kept pushing her forcefully back into the wellness world.

What does You. We. All. mean to you?

Feel like it’s not possible for us to teach anybody anything but we can really show people through our actions and through example. If I’m going my best to take care of myself and com and planet and someone next to me will see the example.

What renews you?

Nature. Getting out into nature and she does her work in the city because there are so many people there that need it so she has to be here but she loves getting barefoot in the dirt hugging a tree in nature.