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August iBme Updates
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Ahhhh, Summer

June and July have been incredible, with iBme retreats taking place throughout North America, hundreds of teens coming together, opening up, getting comfortable in their skins, and learning real-life skills. We still have four more retreats in August!

On behalf of all of the amazing people who staff, facilitate, and organize these experiences for teens, we wish everyone a wonderful rest of the summer.

—The Team at iBme
What was the most important thing you learned?
What I was looking for was in me all along.
 
—Mina S., iBme Virginia Teen Retreat 2019

How to Be a Good Enough Parent
5 Touchstone Principles

by Jessica Morey

A lot of parents ask us how they can connect with their teen children in more easeful and mutually satisfying ways.

In this piece, iBme Executive Director Jessica Morey shares 5 important qualities parents can cultivate for clearer, calmer, and more connected experiences in even their most difficult parenting moments.
 
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Meditation Saved My Life
A Conversation with Dr. Christopher Willard

Now a mindfulness expert who teaches at Harvard Medical School, at one point in his 20s, Dr. Willard was a self-described "mess," even briefly living on the street. In this conversation, he takes on the question of what mindfulness is, shares how a mindfulness retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh completely turned his life around, and offers some advice for new meditators.
 
Read on →
Summer 2019 Teen Retreat Moments
What skills have you learned?
How to ground myself in stressful situations and how to think deeper.
 
—Beau C., iBme Colorado Teen Retreat 2019
Spreading the Word
The Young Sage's Journey
nine-week experiential program
fall 2019
 
Participate in SAND's (Science and Nonduality) unique transformational program for young people ages 18-24. SAND welcomes diverse and passionate applicants interested in waking up and finding “home” within themselves, the world, and the cosmos!

Check it out, share, and apply now!!
24 applicants will be accepted to the program.
Registrations close August 15th.
Hear from 2018 SAND Young Sages
What was the most meaningful or rewarding experience?
Talking to every single person effortlessly without my social angst being present.
 
—Sydney H., iBme California Teen Retreat 2019
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