I was laid off in the summer of 2011, after nearly a decade working in higher ed.  I had become increasingly frustrated and unhappy in my career and embraced the layoff as the universe’s way of telling me that it was finally time for a change. I went back to school for a second Masters Degree in Information Systems (a far cry from my first degree in counseling). 18 months, 36 credits, countless Code Academy hours and a graduate research assistantship later - I am happily ensconced in both a new job and career path. I’m working on projects I want to be working on, for a company I’m proud to work for, with a group of people I’m learning from every day. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say that I do what I love and love what I do.  It feels so good to be able to say that - and mean it - every single day!

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Every month we select at few writers to help us explore what it means to live a life of reflection and intention. Reach out to Jennifer, our Editor at write@holstee.com to learn more.

Welcome to Holstee

Our monthly membership helps conscious people (like you!) libe a more meaningful life through actionable guide, inspiring art, thought-provoking content and a like-minded community.


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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