“In The Practice, you will learn that a wellspring of inner peace and happiness exists inside each one of us, and is easily accessible with simple techniques that require only minutes a day.”
– Barb Schmidt
Barb Schmidt believes that making subtle shifts in the day will improve inner happiness, creating a positive ripple effect on all areas of life. In her new book, The Practice (HCI Books), Barb has structured an easy-to-implement, three-part daily routine- Waking Up, Living Present, Letting Go-that will help you look inward, cultivating the beautiful qualities of acceptance, gratitude, patience, compassion, strength, and courage. Barb provides readers with a set of practical tools that can be used throughout the day to help cultivate a peaceful mind so that readers can live their best lives filled with happiness, love, mindfulness, and purpose – the magnificent life that we are all meant to live.
THE PRACTICE is a set of practical tools that can be used throughout the day to guide us along life’s path. It is a compilation of the great Truths taught by authentic teachers and masters throughout the centuries from various religious and spiritual traditions. It is for people who are looking to deepen their connection to their innermost selves.
Barb has garnered followers from across the globe through her charismatic and radiant personality driven by the quest to find happiness and peace. THE PRACTICE begins with Barb’s own personal path of self-discovery, which began as a part of her recovery from her personal battle with bulimia. Throughout THE PRACTICE, Barb shares with readers the timeless truths and wisdoms she has learned through her nearly thirty years of study and practice with many of the modern-day masters. Each chapter concludes with “Parting Seeds” – key takeaway points discussed in the chapter to keep in mind as you go about your day.
THE PRACTICE creates the following three-part framework around which to live our magnificent lives:
- Waking up
- Living Present
- Letting Go
Some topics THE PRACTICE addresses:
- Gain strength and confidence in your ability to overcome daily stresses and obstacles by using simple breathing techniques to focus your attention
- Learn simple, manageable tools to empower you to take control of your life, and make changes that bring you happiness
- Gain confidence in yourself and learn to trust life as it comes by starting your day with a 5-minute meditation.
- Feel energized and confident by repeating an easy to remember phrase consistently throughout the day.
- Meditating 101
About the Author:
Barb Schmidt is an international speaker, philanthropist, spiritual mentor, and best-selling author of The Practice. She has devoted more than 30 years to her studies with inspirational leaders such as Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Scott Peck, Buddhist nun Tenzin Palmo, Thomas Merton scholar James Finley, and Marianne Williamson.
In 2001, Barb brought a larger community into discussions on peace initiatives with her partnership with Florida Atlantic University’s Peace Studies program. In addition to speaking globally, she offers workshops and classes on spiritual practices and hosts events with many notable speakers including the Dalai Lama, Dr. Jane Goodall, Caroline Myss, Dan Millman, Gabrielle Bernstein, Tara Stiles, and James Finley.
Believing that “outer peace begins with inner peace,” in 2011, Barb founded Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life, to further serve those who seek to live a meaningful, happy life, and to fulfill her passion to bring peace to the world. Through this nonprofit, she teaches The Practice—a three-part guide to practical spirituality in today’s modern, and often chaotic, world. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with her husband, Dick.