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Holstee reminds us to be a little more human in an increasingly digital age. Together we will explore one theme each month through art, words, and action. Your journey with us starts now!
To kick off your subscription you are receiving our Manifesto, the message that Holstee was founded on and still builds upon today.
With each upcoming month, you will receive an exclusive art download, a monthly guide to putting the month’s theme into action, and a new digital toolkit with our favorite resources to go as deep into the theme as you’d like.
In the upcoming months, we will more deeply explore this through many different lenses. We’ll draw from thinkers and scientists who have spent their lives contemplating this exact question. We will indulge in ancient wisdom and embrace modern science, all the while remembering that we are all on this journey together.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rachael Beresh is a surface designer currently living in Detroit. After studying design Rachael came to an appreciation for patterns, especially surface design and materials.
By day Rachael works as an automotive leather designer, any other time Rachael maintains a revolving collection of personal projects, known as Flee. Flee specializes in creating designs using various hand done techniques such as, watercolor, stamping, pen, pencil and pixels for a range of projects and products.
Let’s start with the end in mind.
Take some time to journal or meditate on one simple question:
What does it mean to live a successful life?
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Should You Live For Your Resume ... Or Your Eulogy?
“Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy. Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?”
How To Be A Stoic
In his heavily shared New York Times debut article, Massimo Pigliucci discusses Stoicism. As a professor of Philosophy, he has found Stoicism to have many powerful elements relevant for what it means to live a good life.
Who Are You?
Have you ever considered who you were before the world told you who to be?
Opening To Our Lives
Jon Kabat-Zinn has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life. Listen to him being interviewed via On Being with Krista Tippett.