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The Practice

The mind has a way of interfering with personal happiness, often causing stress and doubt. Getting in touch with one’s inner source of peace and following its guidance over the mind’s often-unfounded concerns requires training and discipline. Knowing this truth intimately, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life Founder Barb Schmidt developed a three-part spiritual discipline called The Practice. The Practice is a toolkit to be used throughout the day to guide people who are looking for confidence, less stress, and deeper meaning along life’s path. These tools are a compilation of the great Truths taught by authentic teachers and masters throughout the centuries from various religious and spiritual traditions.

In the first three chapters of The Practice, readers are guided through the daily routine: Waking Up, Living Present, and Letting Go. Beginning with a morning meditation, a thread of peace is followed over the course of the day through the repetition of a sacred mantra, practicing focused attention, reading for inspiration, and reflecting on the day. In the concluding chapter, readers are provided with an opportunity to deepen their experience of The Practice with engaging exercises.


5 Fun And Mindful Ways To Enjoy Your Daily Tasks

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“Our ordinary life is our spiritual life.” —Barb Schmidt Greet your day with enthusiasm and gratitude! Before your feet touch the ground say to yourself, “Thank you for the gift of this new day.” You woke up, which is never a given, so you can truly approach the new day with much gratitude! With this… Read More »

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Barb Schmidt

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How to Start A “Reading for Inspiration” Book Club

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ―Oscar Wilde I have to admit that I did not enjoy reading as a kid! My life was so traumatic that I just did not have the mental focus for it. In the preface… Read More »

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Barb Schmidt

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Why Dogs Make The Perfect Meditation Partners

“My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.” —Edith Wharton My dog, Ellie, is my beautiful companion. I feel so blessed to have this little friend who loves me unconditionally and brings such joy to my life. Every morning for the past seven years, since Ellie came into my life, she curls up with me during… Read More »

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Barb Schmidt

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