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Comforting Wisdom, Upcoming Retreats, & A Welcome!

February 14, 2020

One of the beautiful things about meditation and mindfulness is that it is always available. We are always starting right now, right here: maybe we turn our attention to the sounds around us or we sit down for a formal session or we hit play on a guided recording or we look into the eyes of a friend with love …

Our vision at iBme is to support future generations of heart-centered, diverse leaders who are prepared to respond to the challenges of their time with focus, resiliency, and compassion for themselves, their communities, and the global environment.

We do this through the practice of mindfulness.

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Thank you, iBme Community

January 29, 2020

Our End of Year campaign was a huge success. With your support, we are more than 70% towards our teen scholarship goal for 2020! Together, we raised $526,018 that will go towards the increasing scholarship need from teens and their families in communities all across the country.

Year after year we are challenged with making our retreats accessible for teens of all income levels to attend, and each year this need is met by hundreds of donors – intent on keeping our radical vision for the world alive.

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Connecting Teens and Mindfulness

January 24, 2020

This year we celebrate 10 years since iBme was founded with a simple vision of connecting teens and mindfulness. How hard could that be?

As we look back, we are filled with gratitude and amazement at the community of people who have contributed to bringing this vision into reality. Together, we have worked very hard and have had an incredible impact on the lives of so many teens, parents, and educators.

Looking ahead, we are passionate about the opportunities that 2020 holds for connecting teens and communities with the transformative practices of mindfulness.

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Sitting on the Edge, Together

December 30, 2019

Every participant who joins one of our retreats sits at an edge – a personal threshold of transformation.

  • A high school sophomore in Oregon deeply examines the internal and social pressures they hold.
  • A high school senior in Michigan contemplates graduation, and what feels like the biggest decisions they have ever had to make.
  • A first-year college student in California explores their new level of independence.
  • A parent in Virginia redefines their relationship with their child who is quickly becoming a young adult.
  • A teacher in Massachusetts renews a passion for their profession.

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Happy Holidays from iBme!

December 23, 2019

A reflection on gratitude and transitions from Executive Director Jessica Morey.

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A Time to be Grateful

December 9, 2019

December is a great month to draw on mindfulness practice as tools for navigating exam stress, gift buying, social gatherings, and everything else. It provides a touchstone in daily life for moving in the world centered from within. It may not solve all your problems, but it sure can help!

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Do Something Different

November 26, 2019

#NewYears2019

Take part in your life in a new way. Turn the page, try out new things, meet great people, be you and be accepted. Oh, and have some fun! You’ll go home with practical meditation and relationship tools that can help with school, friends, family, and life — AND a whole lot of love and vision for the year ahead. #turnthepage #newyearsyes #whynot #2020myway #lessstressmorehappiness

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What are the Benefits of an iBme Retreat?

November 7, 2019

#NewYears2019
Do Something Different

Take part in your life in a new way. Turn the page, try out new things, meet great people, be you and be accepted. Oh, and have some fun! You’ll go home with practical meditation and relationship tools that can help with school, friends, family, and life — AND a whole lot of love and vision for the year ahead. #turnthepage #newyearsyes #whynot #2020myway #lessstressmorehappiness

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Great New iBme Video!

October 22, 2019

We are very happy to share a wonderful new video about our Teen Retreats — watch it, like it, share it. We want everyone to know about iBme retreats!

Also … now’s the time to sign up for our New Year’s retreats in Virginia and Massachusetts; information and links below.

It’s a beautiful fall in the Northeast. We hope that you and yours are well.

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How do we address the challenges teens face?

October 4, 2019

Happy Fall!

The work we do at iBme is magic. We get to see teens turn into their most natural and beautiful colors right in front of our eyes. The recipe? Mindfulness practices and principles and a welcoming, loving, and respectful community.

The world needs the work we do. Teens need the work we do. The statistics included in this email come from the Yoga Digest article featured below. This is why we do the work we do: because real kids face real challenges. And mindfulness can help.

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Check out our New Year’s Retreats!

September 20, 2019

Meditation and mindfulness don’t make our problems go away. Life will always have challenges. But they can provide us with tools that lead to perspective, compassion, insight, and a ground to return to. They can also remind us of the magic within each moment.

All we need to do is practice.

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Resources for Getting Back to Your Practice

September 4, 2019

September is back-to-school month for millions of students, teachers, staff, and administrators — not to mention parents.

This month, we bring you practical resources for keeping up a meditation and mindfulness practice; an interview with a leading doctor on the interplay of mindfulness, ADHD, and resilience; and info on a few upcoming mindfulness events — as well as some pure inspiration.

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