I was 29, divorced from the man I was married to my entire adult life, mother to two little girls, and determined there was an amazing life somewhere in my future. During the days, I worked at the job everyone said I should enjoy. At night I wrote poetry, spray-painted canvases and tried to figure out where to go. A year has passed. I bought a guitar and a bicycle. I made a point to meet people, and listen to them. I made mistakes, big and small. I enjoyed all the little freedoms of a new life. I found the Manifesto and it resonated with me. I’m still searching, and I hope I always will be. It takes a lot of courage to embark on a new life. But it only takes a moment to decide to do so.

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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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