The deep revolutions needed in our culture; societal reimagining and healing, will ask tremendous amounts of courage, creativity, and energy from each of us in our lifetimes. When stuck in a perpetual state of fear and anxiety, we find that our reserves are low, and we crave stability and sameness, not leaps of faith and transformation. With a preoccupied and exhausted mind there is hardly room for the creative dreaming needed to bring about a more beautiful world or the stamina to do the work of building it.
In this little book, seventeen touchstone practices are outlined to observe our anxiety, collaborate with it, see it as a teacher, and transform it. These pages are about cultivating a crucial skillset for collective preservation in a landscape of intense fear and anxiety. Nina Montenegro says, "It helped me work through my own anxiety to make it. I hope it will help to guide you as you navigate your own relationship to anxiety in troubled times."
Published by Nina and Sonya Montenegro, The Far Woods.
*Photos courtesy of The Far Woods
40 page booklet
Color and black and white illustrations
6.5" x 8.5"
About The Far Woods:
Sisters Sonya and Nina Montenegro are the designers and makers of The Far Woods. The things they make reflect their deepest desires about the world. They seek to contribute to a great Culture Shift in which there is a land ethic, a reverence for nature, a rejection of the dominant throw-away mentality, and direct connection to where our food and the things we use come from. Many of their artworks serve as educational tools and inspiration for deepening relationship to nature, food, and community.