These little zines were made for Nikkishell’s zine swap.  They went out in the mail over a week ago to 15 other participants all over the world.

I had a very hard time trying to pinpoint my focus for this little zine.  Finally, I asked myself, “What are you really into right now?”  My most recent interest, which I have not shared much of, has been herbal remedies and natural health care (tea, soaks, essential oils, yoga, meditation etc).  I’ve always been into this sort of thing, but lately it has re-appeared as a renewed and flowering bloom making a huge presence in my life.

Being a nurse, this is quite the opposite of what modern medicine currently preaches.  Sadly, I am growing weary of caring for people who have no interest in caring for themselves and only want remedies in the form of pills or unnecessary surgeries.  I could go on and on about the countless issues of health care in the US, but it would be lengthy and probably boring.  Instead, I like to focus of the well being of me and my family (and anyone interested in trying to avoid the vicious cycle that is our health care system).


So born from this idea came my little zine.  It’s full of things I do to keep myself centered (which is most challenging when I am at work).   It helps too.  I would have quit being a nurse long ago if I had no way to cope with the stress.

I thought I’d offer this to you as well.  The zine is notecard size, roughly 4 x 5.5 inches (11 x 14 cm) with 12 pages – some art, exercises, recipes and yogi tea. Use the drop box to pick US/Canada OR International.  The price seen includes shipping & handling.

Update:  Sold out.  (thanks so much!!)

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11 Responses to Relax~ZINE

  1. Tricia says:

    OH AWESOME!! I also just got that tea.. I love the mothers Milk Yogi Tea. it works better than anything else for me!! I swear by it.. also, I got the green tea with pomegranate and it is SUPER!! Does so much for me in the mornings..
    I am going to try to get back on tonight and order your Zine

  2. amy says:

    Very cool zine and I LOVE the blog makeover!

  3. anastasia says:

    how cool Regina…what a creative idea for a swap!!

  4. Bea says:

    This is so beautiful Regina. It is so soothing just looking at the pictures you have posted. i am sure it will give a lot of joy to whoever owns one.

  5. Andie says:

    Bought it!
    Yeah, oh and love the new fall look.

  6. Susan says:

    We continue to have so much in common. I am trying (working on) re-incorporating yoga back into my life. I too am very focused on natural ways to boost my immunity through teas, food/diet and mental outlook. I just purchased the zine and look forward to seeing your thoughts! I truly love the “look” of your work. You have a unique point of view in your drawings, I very much like it!

  7. Becky says:

    Too bad you’re sold out– I’m definitely way more interested in natural remedies than going to the doctor. (Especially since my work situation has left me basically uninsured since I finished grad school!) If you ever feel the whim to print up any more, do let us know.

  8. What a beautiful zine! Adding the bag of yogi tea is such a nice addition. What a talent you are, I can see why it sold out so quickly!

  9. Melanie O. says:

    Awwww, I’m sorry I missed it. Let us know if you print more!

  10. Susie says:

    I echo Melanie O’s request. Dang. Again I didn’t move fast enough. 😀

  11. Colleayn says:

    This looks wonderful. Please let me know if you reprint it.

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