A couple of weekends ago we trekked up to the northern reaches of Minnesota with a hearty team of Studio/E explorers and spent some time with the amazing souls at the Voyageur Outward Bound School. We were situated next to the one million preserved acres of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area that borders the two million preserved acres called Quetico on the Canadian side. In other words, we were in midst of a whole lot of nature and not a lot else. There was enough snow to play on and the temperatures were sub-sub-zero. It was glorious.
Elizabeth Gilbert is well-known for two very big, very different artistic ventures. The first, which you have undoubtedly heard of (if not read or watched the film adaptation of), is her personal story of searching for pleasure, devotion and worldly enjoyment. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Eat Pray Love has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 200 weeks.
If you’ve ever sat in a room with the Studio/E team for a little while, you’ve probably picked up on our love for books. One of the best things about books is that they provide great awareness, whether you want to learn about creativity or leadership or stealing like an artist. And with awareness comes the ability to make wise decisions. It is with that mentality that we devour books of all sorts.
We have launched a blog because every day we hear of new inspiring ideas our members are working on. Because we read so many good books that we want to recommend but don’t have the vehicle to do so. Because we want to share what we’ve learned over the years working with hundreds of folks who are stuck, but who have so much passion and so many great ideas that they need to move forward.