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Happy January!

Holistic Me Fundraiser
A big thank you from our hearts to yours for the generous contributions y'all made to our Holistic Me fundraiser last month. We raised just over $5,000 in 3 weeks. Thank you all for your support! 

If you didn't get to donate during the campaign, you can still donate at Just use the Donate Now button in the upper right-hand corner. :)

Also, check out this great video our boy Larry created for the campaign. It's a great encapsulation of our work with the students in our afterschool program.

New Program at Homeless Shelter
We're super excited and grateful to be starting up a new weekly program at the Weinberg Housing Resource Center. Please send these folks your love and thoughts!

Recent Retreats: The Odyssey School & 7 Oaks
We were honored to bring our work to the Odyssey School here in Baltimore. We joined the kids for 3 days of mindfulness exercises, and by the end of the program, the students were leading each other in the exercises. On the last day, one of the students even volunteered at a school-wide assembly to lead everyone through the stress breath!

We also recently returned from a workshop at 7 Oaks Retreat Center with John Hunter. Big thanks go out to Maria Kluge for setting us up for the weekend.

The top photo below is from the Odyssey School and the bottom photo from the 7 Oaks retreat.

Upcoming Retreat: Self-Care for Caregivers
We're offering a retreat in conjunction with the sweet Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, in just 2 weeks on February 13-15 at the Garrison Institute. For more information & to sign up, click here.

HLF in the Media
We've been blessed this past month to be featured on MindBodyGreen, in Parade Magazine, and on the Huffington Post. Click on each of the links to read more!

HLF & Amazon Smiles
We're now on Amazon Smiles! Whenever you're placing an order through Amazon, goes to Type "Holistic Life Foundation" into the charity search bar and hit "select". When you do this, .5% of Amazon's profits from your order will be donated to HLF. Keep in mind that you have to go to the site each time you purchase from Amazon. :)

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Andy, Atman & Ali

Where you can find us:

February 13-15, 2014 Health & Healing – Contemplative Care for Caregivers with Sharon Salzberg at Garrison Institute
March 13-14, 2015 Mindfulness & Education Conference in NYC 
April 18, 2015 Mindfulness for Social Change and Education Summit in Shepherdstown, WV

The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities. Through a comprehensive approach which helps children develop their inner lives through yoga, mindfulness, and self-care HLF demonstrates deep commitment to learning, community, and stewardship of the environment. HLF is also committed to developing high-quality evidence based programs and curriculum to improve community well-being.
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