Mama Medicine is Deborah Hanekamp, “fashion’s favorite healer” (Vogue Magazine). Mama Medicine facilitates Medicine Readings out of her Space in Soho, NYC. These ceremonies integrate over 17 years of experience and wisdom in the healing arts. Her work blends ancient knowledge from across a variety of traditions. At the end of every Medicine Reading Ceremony, Deborah prescribes a ritual bath. These beautiful baths (with flowers, crystals, and herbs), along with her unique aesthetic and approachable personality, have garnered Mama Medicine tens of thousands of global followers on Instagram. Her work has been featured in Vogue, New York Times, and Marie Claire. In a world of gurus and self-help, Mama Medicine helps us connect to the inner shaman 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.