December 2019 Updates
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Dear Friend,

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!

In this email, we bring you a few resources, gift ideas, information about mindfulness events, along with a few statistics on iBme and the work we do.

We hope that you enjoy the season.

—The iBme Team

PS - Our New Year's Teen Retreats in Massachusetts and Virginia are almost full—claim your spot soon! Final application deadline is December 14.
708 teens participated in iBme retreats in 2018 & 2019.
Our Newest Infographic!
And, we might add, have a lot of fun!
 $825,910 in scholarships were given in 2018 & 2019.
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Podcast
In this recent episode, David Treleaven interviews Jessica Morey and Charisse Minerva, both Guiding Teachers with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education.
Listen/Bookmark now >>
84 people were trained in trauma-sensitive mindfulness in 2019.
iBme Gifts
The iBme Shop

These hats, t-shirts, and mugs make nice gifts and support iBme at the same time.

You'll also find a link to iBme's Mindfulness Basics for Teens, a super practical course available through the Insight Timer app.
Look at Shop >>
AmazonSmile is an easy way to support iBme. With every purchase you make, AmazonSmile makes an automatic donation to iBme. Seriously.

Your purchases can make a difference. Use this link for your Amazon holiday shopping.
iBme AmazonSmile >>
109 people served as volunteers mentors in 2018 & 2019.
4 Compassion Practices for the Holidays
#1 Listen to “No One is Excluded from My Heart,” a song led by Pablo Das at the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat — and a surefire way to melt your heart and bring a smile in the middle of any Grinch-like moment.

You'll find this and #2, #3, and #4 in one blog post, including a guided lovingkindness meditation with Jessica Morey, iBme's Executive Director. We invite you to bookmark the page, return often, and share generously!
See the Blog Post >>
We're Hiring!
As iBme has moved along the continuum of collaboration, we are now at a place where we can take the final step in distributing power and leadership within the organization: we have decided not to hire an Executive Director and instead share the strategic vision, financial oversight, and decision-making as a team of professionals.
Read the Director of Development Job Description!
32% of iBme teen retreatants identify as a person of color.
Spreading the Word
2nd Annual Educating Mindfully Conference
Promoting Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning
February 27-March 1 in Itasca, IL
Calling all educators and school communities! This practical and inspiring
conference allows you to develop professionally as you personally refresh. See who is teaching, preview the schedule, and register soon!
Find out More >>
As the holiday season approaches, consider giving the gift of mindfulness. By giving a Mindful gift, you're not just sharing a magazine—you're helping others start the new year with greater health, well-being, and compassion.
For a limited time, pay just $19.95 for a whole year of Mindful—that's 52% off the annual cover price. Plus, each additional subscription is only $17.95!

Take advantage of this limited time offer and take a gift or two off your holiday list. Your loved ones will appreciate your kindness each time they receive a new issue of Mindful magazine. We’ll even send them a holiday gift card to let them know their subscription from you is on its way.

Make a positive difference in the lives of the people you love with Mindful magazine.
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240 people have participated in iBme retreats at Harvard.
a few 2019 iBme moments ...
30% of iBme teen retreatants identify as LGBTQIA+.
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