The Holstee Manifesto changed my life.  Well, maybe not THAT extreme.  But it was certainly, and continues to be, an important embodiment of a new attitude and the new direction I have taken in my life. A year ago, I was in a lifeless, dead marriage, my career was spiraling out of control, and I was a mess.  I had been making some small changes, realizing that things needed to change, but didn’t really have the impetus to do what I really needed to do. My friend posted Holstee Manifesto and it was the embodiment of what I had been thinking about for the last few weeks. I had been searching, restless, uneasy and unhappy. Honestly, I had decided to change my life before I saw the Manifesto, but the timing of it was certainly impeccable. I moved out, recognize that my marriage was over, and started making some serious decisions about my life.   I had an epiphany. As long as I needed to start over, why not start over with something I loved and was passionate about? Doubts still crept in— Would people laugh at me, or would they even care? Is this too big a risk? Despite the nerves, I pressed on, made a completely new project, and it’s been the best decision I could have made professionally. Four months ago I was ready to quit all of it, work, school… move back home and find something else to do. Now, I pushed open this door to a whole new realm of possibilities that I never thought were an option. I love my job again. I can’t wait for this future and what I have to offer. Now, a year later, I have a completely new life.  I am engaged to the love of my life, I have a fantastic job waiting for me this summer, and I have broken through my own glass ceiling.  I have never been happier or more hopeful.   Thank you so much.  You have changed my life.  Rather, you inspired me to change my own life.  Either way, thank you.

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