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20150212_Barb_71_PROOFA practitioner of mindfulness and meditation for over 30 years, Barb Schmidt is the author of the internationally bestselling book The Practice. Over the years, she has been on over 100 retreats and studied with teachers around the world from Deepak Chopra to the Dalai Lama. In 2011, she founded the non-profit organization Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life to bring mindfulness teachings to the community and make them accessible to everyone. She has taught meditation courses at Nova Southeastern University, and currently she offers classes and workshops at Florida Atlantic University as part of the Peace Studies Program’s community outreach.

Why I Love & Appreciate the Arts


“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” —John F. Kennedy “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time,” wrote Thomas Merton in No Man Is an Island. Merton is one of my teachers… Read More »

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