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The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Schmidt
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Book Description

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


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"Barb Schmidt is a transformational leader who fearlessly shares her authentic truth." ---Gabrielle Bernstein, author of May Cause Miracles

About the Author

Barb Schmidt is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and spiritual teacher with over thirty years devoted to spiritual development. She has studied with many notable teachers, such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson. For the past ten years she has been offering workshops and classes on spiritual practices. Barb lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

Tracy Brunjes is an accomplished radio personality, talk-show host, and broadcast instructor. She enjoys using her talents to bring audiobooks to life and can be heard on a multitude of radio and television commercials.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2781 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HCI; 1 edition (May 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JLJO5OS
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,023 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read. May 26, 2014
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What an amazing book, reading it is like having the author sitting reading it to you.I have been fortunate enough to hear her speak publicly and her message is as beautifully conveyed in person as It is in the book. One if the reasons it's so good is that it is so easy to read and simple to put into practice......... If you practice.The least this book can do for anyone is make minor shift's positively in their lives, the possibilities are boundless.What an incredible lady. Steve Jackson
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ADVICE July 14, 2014
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This book gives great advice in very simple easy to understand steps. Some of the tools at first took me back a bit and I wondered if this was for real, but I gave it a try and they were indeed helpful. Of course the tools must be used in order to work, so some work is required of the reader. I read the book twice and have incorporated the routine into my day. It helps me cope with the rough spots. Give it a try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read May 29, 2014
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A practical guide for those looking for happiness and meaning in their life; A very easy-going conversational and personal writing style that makes the reading a real pleasure. I highly recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The practice May 28, 2014
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The book "the practice" is the best book I have ever read. I liked it so much I am reading it for the second time. More for me to learn.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! May 13, 2014
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I LOVE this book! The Practice has really helped me. Highly recommended! This thought evoking yet easy read will not let you down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Gem July 2, 2014
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I enjoyed The Practice immensely. Filled with do-able practices and gentle spiritual direction, this is a book I will refer to again and again to keep me on the path and to refresh my spiritual practice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true treasure for young and old! May 29, 2014
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A must read for those who are searching as well as for those who are
not. I was introduced to Barb Schmidt and “The Practice” over seven
years ago and this has been a life changing experience for me in so
many ways. “The Practice” has so much to say and does so in such
a simple format. There are many books on spirituality and meditation,
but this book is extra special. Thank you Barb Schmidt for being my
teacher and my angel.
Ellen Sohn Miller
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guide for Inner Peace June 9, 2014
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A great book to guide people towards a lasting spiritual practice. I truly believe this will help people cultivate their own versions of inner peace and promote lasting happiness. Barb seems to have a vast experience with spirituality and inner work and has the ability to touch the heart of every reader. I also love the size of the book, I can throw it in my purse and carry it with me at any time :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
One word: R E P E T I T I V E
Published 22 days ago by Marcia Horrall
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful guide for achieving conscious competence in mindfulness
When Barb Schmidt’s book The Practice is discovered by the masses she will have done for meditation and mindfulness what Dr. Oz has and is doing for personal health. Like Dr. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Gary Strack
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Will read again and again. True inspiration.
Published 1 month ago by julie aguilar
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a treasure
I keep this book on the table in my waiting room of a medical office. After having a little time to read parts of this book the patients feel relaxed and inspired. Read more
Published 2 months ago by L.L.
5.0 out of 5 stars This practice can change your life!
Appreciated the information on the benefits of meditation and having a mantra
Published 2 months ago by Gayle Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is a great book on finding peace and stillness through meditation and practicing gratitude.
Published 2 months ago by Evelyn Rossin
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Repeats herself. 10 pages would do it
Published 3 months ago by Linda Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars My #1 favorite spiritual growth book
My #1 favorite spiritual growth book. She writes in a simple language without discrimination toward any religions present on this Earth at our time right now. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Quynh Tran
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoy this book, it is very Good reading.
Published 3 months ago by David Tammelin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just what I had expected.
Published 3 months ago by Kerbear17
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More About the Author

Barb Schmidt radiates enthusiasm and passion. She is one of those rare individuals who shows that she truly cares in every aspect of her life. She is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and spiritual teacher with over thirty years devoted to spiritual development and research. She has studied with Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Scott Peck, and Marianne Williamson, among many other notable teachers. As founder of Spirit of Giving Network and cofounder and past president of Ronald McDonald Children Charities of South Florida, Barb raised millions of dollars for children and families in need.

In 2001, Barb partnered with Florida Atlantic University's Peace Studies Program to promote dialogue in the greater community on the topic of inner peace. Additionally, she taught a class on meditation and spiritual practices as part of the life-long learning program at Nova University for five years. For the past ten years, she has been offering quarterly workshops and weekly classes on spiritual practices and has facilitated lectures by many notable speakers, including the Dalai Lama, Dr. Jane Goodall, Caroline Myss, James Finely, Dan Millman, and Dr. Mona Lisa Schultz. A sought-after speaker herself, Barb regularly lectures at schools and organizations to spread her message of living a meaningful, happy life.

In 2011, Barb founded Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life through which she teaches The Practice--a three-part guide to practical spirituality in today's modern world. A well-respected not-for-profit, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life has quickly expanded to include an online community via Facebook and through the daily blog at www.peacefulmindpeacefullife.org.

Barb lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with her husband, Dick, and is the mother to Michelle and David. She remains a dedicated student of meditation, spirituality, and peaceful living.


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