When my parents both died suddenly within 3 months of each other, I threw myself into my work, which I love. Nineteen months later, I was exhausted and needed to stop. On an absolute whim, I applied for a travel job and surprisingly got it! I spent the next 3 years learning about love, life, travel and people. I also met someone who would years later end up being my husband. I miss my folks all the time, my dad particularly. He was a traveler and I know he would be proud of me. But if they were both here, my life would be so different. And I do love my life. I would never have met the amazing people or done the crazy things if I had not got the job. So in a strange way, my parents lead me to this life. Holstee’s principles were mine even before I read the Manifesto. This is your life and on this journey there are no practice runs, so go for it. Never think if you miss a few things you can get it the next time around.  :)

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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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