In May, I had just graduated college a year early with an advertising degree in my hand. I had an awesome internship with an agency in Colorado, and life was going pretty swell. After a few weeks, though, I started to get the feeling that maybe advertising wasn’t it for me. I wasn’t sure that this was something I could do forever. My real passion was photography. More specifically, photographing people. I started to feel a bit trapped when I noticed one of my co-workers had a big copy of the Holstee Manifesto on her desk. As I passed it day after day, I read the top few lines. “Do what you love, and do it often.” Well one day, I decided to do just that. I enrolled in a photography program where I got my first Bachelor’s, and told my manager I was going back to school. And you know what? Nothing is more exhilarating than following your dreams.

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Welcome to Holstee

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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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