When I moved to the edge of the wilderness, I’ve become more and more aware of how much the mind and soul need quietness to be fully creative and connected.

The shores of Lake Superior are home to a wealth of creative talent, including writers, artists, musicians, and traditional craftsmen. It’s also one of the most secluded and beautiful places in the Lower 48.

I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

It’s become apparent to me just how much our modern world dampens the spirit and stifles the inner wild, creative self.

In 2020 I’m planning to focus more on exactly how we can slow down nurture the connected people we were created to be amidst an ever-quickening society. I’m also planning to get in touch with some of those people who are pursuing a more connected and creative life, and find out just what it is that brings so many of us creative spirits to the more rugged and untamed places of the world.

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