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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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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