In 2010, after I got dumped from my 20 year job at a company I had lost belief in, it was like I was shot out of a velvet cannon into everything I was meant to be.  Without the chaos and self-sabotage of a daily toxic environment, I was able to gain elevation and see things from a different view, a higher open view.  Not being in a cage unlocked my knees and legs and I feel like I’m running, full speed, toward who I am meant to be and doing what I am meant to do.  When I read the Holstee Manifesto, I felt like it had been etched in my bones a million years ago.  It felt like whatever that ineffable thing is that’s truer than truth.  It reminded me that all those years at a job that flattened my heart served the fine purpose of reminding me over and over and over that I am an expert at having a flattened heart! —- so know I will be an expert at open, huge, lively heart!  xoxo

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Our Themes

Distilled from our Manifesto, positive psychology, the science of mindfulness, and ancient philosophic studies we have identified twelve themes core to living both fully and mindfully. We mapped these twelve themes to each of the twelve months in a year. Together with our community we explore one each month.


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