Nathan Woods and Very Not Urgent
Most everyone wants a quick fix. This is a form of stupidity.
I created Very Not Urgent to encourage writers and other creative misfits in their work. I share original poems and essays, along with powerful body based techniques that help get you out of your own way, slow down, and focus on what you really enjoy.
I believe that creating on a day-to-day basis provides an excellent foundation for a deeply satisfying life, besides just being great fun.
With that said, over the years I've noticed something. Many of the individuals I encounter who engage in some form of creative pursuit also have a tendency towards self-destruction. Or anxiety. Or depression. Or all of the above.
Looking back, there's one person in particular, a real buffoon of a character, a gen-u-whine mess, who exemplified this type. Yeah, everyone's favorite two letter word...me.
I'll leave the depravity laden details for another time and place. Let's just say I worshipped at the House of Bacchus, often. Luckily, in my desperation or self-loathing or whatever you'd like to call it, I stumbled upon Radical Undoing. What the crap is that?
Radical Undoing is a results-based form of bodywork and breathing, of which Garrett Daun of Command Z is the leading practitioner. Instead of acquiring something, like a more sophisticated vocabulary, you UNDO unpleasant past experiences stored deep in the habitual tensions of the body. This brings you back to a direct experience of yourself, as you are.
From there it's possible to navigate the awesomeness of your existence as you see fit, instead of playing out some silly set of programmed behaviors that don't serve you. It's about putting yourself back in the saddle, and integrating the ever-present poetry of the world into your daily life.
This is not a "fix" at all.