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This novel explore the importance of mental health, especially when one's culture views even the mention of mental health issues as taboo and unnecessary. Its easy to feel alienated and isolated. As someone with immigrant parents, this resonated with me the most. I find Queenie, the protagonist of the novel to be very much relatable in this respect. Queenie's life is captured at a moment of tumultuous relationships, lack of focus in her career, loneliness, heartache, a fair share of microaggressions, and mental health crises. But after a reevaluation of self-worth and an attention to self-care, Queenie rises from her dark episode with inspiring grace.
For the mystical, the spiritual, the witch - or not. This self-care guide will benefit all who use it. It is a gorgeous compilation of recipes, spells, rituals, and meditation to nurture the mind, body, and spirit. I highly recommend this to anyone who believes in the magic of well being or those who enjoy occasional DIY self-nurturing!