Beauty is holistic: it’s the energy that glows within us, and the energy we put out into the world. It’s what we put in our body and on it.

To enhance our beauty energy we need to release what no longer serves us. We habitually add more and more to our lives until they’re overflowing with items, activities, beliefs, and routines. Releasing something brings us more space, more freedom, and more energy. We’ve spoken with our Spoon Crew — our team, our friends, and some of our favorite wellness gurus — to discover what they’re releasing.

This week, Seeress Deborah Hanekamp, also know as Mama Medicine, shares what she’s letting go, and why.

The Physical

What physical item are you throwing away?

My couch! It served us well during my pregnancy and when our daughter was little, but it has long since served its purpose.

The Expectation

What expectation that you put on yourself are you letting go?

I’m letting go of the illusion that there is a best that I should try to be with everything I do and with everything I am to all the people around me.

The Habit

What long-lasting habit or movement are you putting a stop to?


The Visual

What image or picture makes you feel beautiful, and why?

I love this photo [See above.—Ed.] that was just taken of me by my friend Dorothea Barth. She caught me being my truly wild, authentic self.