A Witch's Guide To Self-Care zine
Written by Brittany Ducham of Spellbound Herbals, A Witch’s Guide to Self Care is a 36-page workbook-style zine heavily inspired by radical mental health and western herbalism practices. Both a battlecry and tender embrace, it urges individuals to take up an active concern for their emotional and mental needs and pay close attention to the subtleties of their body.
When we create space to care for, honor, and communicate our experiences of mental and emotional health without judgment or shame, we find great personal and collective power. This work is a jumping off point to begin to learn to tap into this power and create moments of joy and calm for ourselves. To embrace aliveness and resist hateful systems that say we are unworthy. To know healthy boundaries and contemplate our internalized expectations.
In this zine, Ducham introduces the healing potential of 11 medicinal plants for the nervous system and energetic self, shares insights on gut health and the importance of nourishing, whole foods, covers the basics of flower essences, discusses gut-mood connection, and shares where to buy herbs (with a list of medicine makers & small-scale farmers organized by state.) A collection of quotes from revolutionary minds like Mary Oliver, Rebecca Solnit, June Jordan and more anchor the work.