Before even learning about the Manifesto, I had changed my life when I was 18, back in 2008. When I started college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, I wanted to get healthier and lose weight. I started to change my diet and exercise. When I realized how changing my lifestyle by cutting out soft drinks and junk food the weight started to come right off. I continued this process of keeping out junk food and exercising more and realized that my life is so much better with the weight off. Now in 2012, I am about 130 pounds lighter because I decided one day to change my attitude towards life. Throughout this long four year process, I continue to exercise and eat healthier and I try to get my family into eating healthier. Learning about the Manifesto has made me realize that life is very short and I need to continue to keep myself healthy because life is short and I want to continue to keep myself this way.

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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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