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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.

Now is the perfect time to commit to starting or deepening a regular meditation practice to take you through the months ahead. You'll find a few resources to support you in this email, so read on ...

—The iBme Team
I saw myself as part of the world, not separate from it.
—Oliver, 2018 New Year's Retreat
New Year's Retreats for Teens
The Whole Gang! Massachusetts New Year's Retreat 2018

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. You'll also go home with meditation and relationship tools that can help you in school, friends, family, and life.

Two Locations: Massachusetts and Virginia
They are going to be so good!
iBme T-Shirt Giveaway!
The first 10 new teens approved to come on
one of the New Year's retreats will get a free iBme t-shirt (pictured left)!  

Register now for a chance to get yours today! 
I learned that you don't need to feel like an expert at meditating or experience some special empathy. You just need to be present and that's where the change starts.
—Eva, 2018 New Year's Retreat
Mindfulness Resources
Learn with experts, online
Teachers, parents, and administrators — the Mindful Kids Peace Summit is being re-released with new content, including new videos with Dan Harris and several Spanish videos. Join us during Peace Week, Sept 23rd–27th, to start off the new school year inspired and ready.

Access 45 hours of content, including mindfulness techniques and meditations to use with young people. Themes include: Diversity, Inclusion, and Communication; Kindness and Anti-Bullying; Tools for Kids to De-Stress and Cope with Emotions; Doing Good; Positive Psychology; Mindfulness for Teens, and more.

SIGN UP — it's free.
Online meditation group for teens
Pathways to Stillness: Everyday Mindfulness and Stress Management for Teens with Mick Neustadt begins Tuesday, September 24th from 8:15 to 9:15 pm, EST.
Mick has been part of iBme teen retreats in Virginia since 2011 and is offering a once-a-month opportunity for teens to connect.
Each session will include guided meditation, group discussion, and guidance on integrating mindfulness into daily life.

With iBme, there's a place for everyone ...
I learned how to have more love and acceptance for myself, not dwell on past experiences for too long, and keep moving forward.
—Marcus, 2018 New Year Retreat
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