The art and science of living well, delivered to you every month.

We’ve put together a framework of 12 themes, grounded in ancient philosophy, modern science, and the words of the Manifesto. Each month, together with our community, we explore one theme through art, self-reflection, and research-backed activities you can put to practice.

A closer look inside the Holstee

  • September 2020: Resilience
  • August 2020: Passion
  • May 2020: Simplicity
  • April 2020: Compassion
  • July 2020: Creativity
  • June 2020: Adventure

Receive beautiful and inspiring art every month.

Whether on your desk or as mobile wallpaper, our art serves as a beautiful reminder to embody the month’s theme.

Members on our Art and Complete Membership Plans receive a gallery-quality 5”x7” letterpress print made in Los Angeles, CA.

"I love the quality of the prints, the wonderful sentiments and thoughtful explanations of the art, and it's an affordable way to enjoy and pass along great work."Emily in Indiana, United States

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Capture your daily experiences and reflect on the month’s theme.

Our pocket journal helps you rediscover what you already know deep down inside. This passport-size notebook is designed for on-the-go reflection. Each monthly pocket journal explores one of our core themes through writing prompts, inspiring theme-based quotes, and a guided end-of-month review. Included in our Complete Membership.

"Holstee doesn’t tell people what to believe or do, but awakens them to their own genius by inviting them to think about things in a new way that inspires them to create their own reality."Pamela in Michigan, United States

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Connect with others on a similar journey.

Build relationships with a group of like-minded individuals from all over the world all on a journey to live more fully and mindfully.

"I love Holstee and the new points-of-view one gets with the membership. Okay I don't “love" Holstee, I love my wife ;-) But the work from Holstee is highly impressive and helps me to self-reflect each month."Tobias in Vienna, Austria

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Go deeper on each theme with with our monthly Digital Guide and Resources.

As a Holstee Member, you get access to a range of digital resources including our Digital Guides, Curated Resources, and artwork downloads. Our Digital Guides pull the best nuggets from ancient philosophy and modern science and make them actionable. Digital Guides are available online and as printer-friendly PDFs for members on all plans.

"This membership is such an experience! Not only do you get a gorgeous print, but also inspiration, motivation, and an opportunity to reflect on yourself."Kristen in Alabama, United States

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Meet Maslow, your digital membership assistant.

Maslow allows your Holstee membership to be available where you want, when you want. Maslow is a text based digital assistant for Holstee members, bringing the monthly themed questions, guides, digital wallpaper art and more - on demand. Learn more about Maslow.

"Great tools, brilliant insights, and loving care given. I respect what Holstee does and how they do it."Dan in Oregon, United States

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Get 20% off all Holstee purchases.

As a member, you will get 20% off all shop purchases made at Holstee — a perk that is particulary handy around birthdays and holidays!

You will also get first looks at new products and other special members-only offers.

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Digital Membership

$6.40 $8 / Month

The Digital Membership includes...
  • Printable Monthly Guide PDF
  • Digital Inspirational Art
  • Monthly Curated Resources
  • Private Member Community
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Art Membership

$10.00 $12 / Month

The Art Membership includes everything in the Digital Membership plus...
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  • Includes FREE U.S. Shipping (Only +$5 for International)

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$15.20 $19 / Month

The Complete Membership includes everything in the Art Membership plus...
  • Monthly Pocket Journal
  • Includes FREE U.S. Shipping (Only +$5 for International!)


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Membership F.A.Q.

If you found your way through the maze of 4.7 billion pages on the internet, and you read your way through our site to this very question, our membership is most definitely 100% for you. You are someone who questions how things are and dreams about how they could be. You truly believe that the world can change for the better, and that change starts with each individual person. But you are not just a dreamer, you are a doer (one of the things we love about you!). You know that reflecting is an important part of growth, but you are also busy because… errr… life, and shit is non-stop. You know that taking the time to set your intentions will lead to more clarity and fulfillment, but it feels impossible to prioritize “me-time” amidst the chaos of everyday life. In these ways you are just like us, and we made this membership for you!

You want to get more from life but don’t know where to begin. Well, this link right here is where you begin :-D

The busier your life feels, the more important it is to take a step back and make sure you are on the right path. It’s easy to get caught up in the rat race and lose track of how you’re spending your time. Is it on activities that help you live up to your own measure of success? Or activities that support someone else’s?

We make answering these big questions easier. We spend the time to curate and distill, so you don’t have to. We spend hours reading through the ideas of ancient philosophers and the learnings of modern positive psychology. We then boil down key nuggets that you can apply to your everyday life, and we neatly organize our sources of inspiration so you can dive into the primary resources as they interest you.

Our Digital Membership offers the same thoroughly researched content and inspiring designs as our Print + Digital Membership, but it’s paperless. We take the beautiful illustrations made by world-class artists and we format them to fit perfectly on your phone and desktop so you can be reminded of the month’s theme no matter where you are. We also create a digital version of our monthly Action Guide that you can view, download, and/or print out. Our Digital Members also get access to monthly curated content on By becoming a member, you don’t just access new content — you also get the keys to all past months’ content as well!

Yes! All members get 20% off all designs in the Holstee Shop. All you need to do is log in and the prices will drop like they’re hot.

We work with incredible artists from around the world to create art that we feel is beautiful, thought-provoking, and inspiring. It’s probably one of the hardest parts of our jobs but also one of the most rewarding. We actively seek to embrace new artists and styles each month to keep your walls fresh and interesting. This also means that some styles may not be your favorites — the good news is that we have you covered. If for any reason you don’t feel like you got what you paid for one month, just let us know and we will cover the costs of that month, shipping included. Crazy, you say? Why yes, we are. Crazy about making this the best possible experience for you.

Perfect timing! We recently added the ability to sign up for the Print + Digital Membership and have it delivered (almost) anywhere in the world for an additional $5 per month to cover shipping! It takes a bit longer for your print materials to fly across the ocean to you, so please be patient with us. We are actively finding faster routes for our fearless carrier pigeons to get to you, wherever you may be.

Simple! For gift memberships, you select your plan type (Print + Digital or just Digital), choose the duration (from 3 to 12 months), and tell us when you want your gift to be delivered. On that day, we will send an email to the gift recipient with a special note from you. This email will contain a unique link for the recipient to enter their shipping information. From that moment, the membership will begin! For every month after, the recipient will receive Holstee Membership content — and at the same time be reminded how thoughtful, wise, and awesome you are for getting them such a rad gift! You go on to win a “Best Friend of the Year” award, and we shed a few tears of joy during your acceptance speech. You made us proud, so very proud!

By reading, thinking, and talking... a lot :-D

Ok, you want the long version? Here it goes… It all started with our Manifesto. We wrote it for ourselves in a moment of clarity when we first started Holstee. As it turned out, the message clicked for many people around the world. For the next several years, the Manifesto took off in ways we couldn’t have imagined. It started popping up everywhere... on Facebook posts, in Kuala Lumpur cafes, tattooed on someone’s back in Sweden, on Paris Hilton’s Instagram feed, painted on a three-story building in Los Angeles... when we say everywhere, we mean it! Then the questions started coming in: “how do I live this?”, “should I quit my job?”, “how do I find my passion?”, “should I marry this person?” Believe it or not, we really got these questions! We felt totally unprepared to offer any answers, but we were fascinated by these big life questions. So we started asking ourselves what it really means to live by the words of the Manifesto, and we took a step back to dig into what others had said on the topic of living well. What have past philosophers learned? What does modern science have to say?

We went deep. And we found that our ideas about living well echoed much of the discourse from philosophers like Aristotle, Seneca, and Nietzsche. We also learned about the growing field of research around Positive Psychology and the science of mindfulness. We were particularly inspired by Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson’s Values In Action (VIA) Inventory of Strengths, which identified 24 virtues informed by religions, cultures, philosophy, and psychology.

We cross-checked this list with our own list of what we found to bring meaning and purpose into our lives, and we mapped the resulting 12 themes to a month that felt fitting. We went back and forth on these themes with our team, challenging each other on each theme until we felt we had a strong framework for living both fully and mindfully.

And that, my friend, is the long story on how we chose these themes.

Ahh, thinking ahead! Remind us to never play you in chess! Seriously though, great question. The answer is yes! We will use the same themes (though from fresh angles) each year, and this is by design. We think that reflecting on these themes at least once a year is the best way to really make them a part of our lives. We have found these 12 themes, mapped to the 12 months of the year, to be a strong framework for exploring what brings the most meaning to our lives. For example, we love kicking off every new year with Intention and ending it with Reflection.

Easy! We can do that too. Just drop us a note and we can pause or cancel your membership at any time. If you purchase an annual membership your cancellation will take effect at the next renewal. Our memberships are commitment- and risk-free! There is literally no reason not to give it a try.

Why yes we do! We work with a number of mission-aligned companies to deliver our membership to their employees, clients, and partners each month. Depending on the size of your organization and your needs, we can also customize our offer to suit your style. In the past, we’ve partnered with NPR, Sweetgreen, Wanderlust, TED, and other organizations. Learn more about working together!