Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez founded The Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) in 2001. HLF is a Baltimore-based nonprofit 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.
The Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, and CBS, as well as O the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Upworthy, Mindful Magazine, Yoga Journal, Shambala Sun, and many other publications.
Practice Loving-Kindness with The Holistic Life Foundation
In this 4-part series you’ll learn the basics of the loving-kindness practice, including sending loving-kindness to ourselves, to our loved ones, to difficult people in our lives, and to everyone on the planet.
Session #1: Offering Loving-Kindness to Ourselves
Offering Loving-Kindness to Yourself
In order to be giving, we need to be nourished. This practice is about learning to check in with yourself and to do so with love. Read More
Session#2: Loving-Kindness Meditation for Your Loved Ones
Loving-Kindness Meditation for Your Loved Ones
This loving-kindness practice explores how to tap into the love you already have and send it out to those you care about. Read More
Session #3: Loving-Kindness for the Difficult People in Your Life
Loving-Kindness for the Difficult People in Your Life
With loving-kindness meditation, we can learn to respond with love (rather than react in frustration) to those who stress us out or anger us. Read More
Session #4: Loving-Kindness Meditation to Connect Us All
Loving-Kindness Meditation to Connect Us All
We’re connected to everyone and everything on this planet, whether we like it or not. And once we can feel love flowing toward us, it’s amazing how far we can send it back out. Read More
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