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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.


Turning Stress and Tension into Comfort and Consolation

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Stress—I think we all will agree that this is the word we use today to describe the physical, mental, and emotional strain we feel when there is a lot to do and constant changes are happening all around us and in our lives and in the world at large. Dr. Hans Selye (1907–1982), who is? Read More »

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Barb Schmidt

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6 Ways to Transform Loneliness into Connection

“Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.” —Martha Beck Healthy companionship is a wonderful way to feel connected. It is an opportunity to express ourselves with others, feeling safe and free to be who we are. When we enjoy such relationships, we feel enriched and loved. We are truly blessed. When? Read More »

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Barb Schmidt

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The Secret to Self-Compassion

We know how important it is to be compassionate with ourselves—“to love ourselves anyway”—yet sometimes we feel it’s impossible to overlook our flaws, shortcomings, and mistakes. We think if we could only change this or that about ourselves or do something noteworthy then we would really be deserving of self-love. But my friend Buddhist nun? Read More »

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Barb Schmidt

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