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Creative Journal Writing: The Art and Heart of Reflectionby Strephanie Dowrick
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Winner of the COVR Award for Book of the Year (2007)
From the #1 creativity publisher in the country comes our latest creativity bestseller—Creative Journal Writing—the ultimate book for those who are looking to use this powerful tool to heal, expand, and transform their lives.
In this exceptionally positive and encouraging book, Stephanie Dowrick frees the journal writer she believes is in virtually everyone, showing through stories and examples that a genuine sense of possibility can be revived on every page.
Creative journal writing goes way beyond just recording events on paper. It can be the companion that supports but doesn?t judge, a place of unparalleled discovery, and a creative playground where the everyday rules no longer count. Proven benefits of journal writing include reduced stress and anxiety, increased self-awareness, sharpened mental skills, genuine psychological insight, creative inspiration and motivation, strengthened ability to cope during difficult times, and overall physical and emotional well-being.
Combining a rich choice of ideas with wonderful stories, quotes, and her refreshingly intimate thoughts gained through a lifetime of writing, Dowrick?s insights and confidence make journal writing irresistible?and your own life more enchanting. Included in Creative Journal Writing are:
u stories of how people have used journal writing to transform their lives;
· inspirational instructions, guidelines, and quotes;
· key principles, practical suggestions, and helpful hints;
· 125 starter topics, designed to help even the most reluctant journal writer;
· more than forty powerful exercises;
· and much more!
Combining a rich choice of ideas with wonderful stories, quotes, and her refreshingly intimate thoughts gained through a lifetime of writing, Dowrick encourages journaling as a way to reduce stress and anxiety, increase self-awareness, and achieve emotional well-being.
A modern prayer book from an internationally renowned and bestselling author
Heaven on Earth is a non-denominational collection of prayers meant to inspire reflection, gratitude, discipline, healing, and discovery along your spiritual journey. Culled from a number of the worlds wisdom traditions as well as from mystics and world-renowned artists—including such life-changing works as the Bhagavad Gita, the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, and celebrated thinkers such as Rainer Maria Rilke, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and original prayers by the author herself, among many others—these prayers are structured in an easy-to-use format, and offer a new roadmap for the soul.
The internationally renowned author of Choosing Happiness shows how a little bit of everyday kindness can help us tackle the pressures of the modern worldandmdash;providing the insights, reassurance, and the means to worry far less and enjoy life more.
Change your life with Everyday Kindness.
Virtually every moment of our greatest well-being reflects the giving and receiving of kindness. At home, work, and in the wider world, there are countless opportunities when a moment of consideration or kindnessandmdash;given or receivedandmdash;will transform your day. Whether it is a hard time to be endured or a wonderful time to be shared and celebrated, it's our willingness to think well of ourselves and act kindly toward others that makes all the difference.
In this intimate, deeply encouraging book, author Stephanie Dowrick takes kindness as her inspiration and theme and shows us how to bring the practice of kindness into our daily lives. This simple act, Dowrick illustrates, is vital in helping us grow in self-confidence and appreciation, make the best choices to support our physical and emotional well-being, find pleasure in our work and in our relationships, and experience more authentic love. Everyday Kindness provides the reader with the spiritual and psychological tools to make a calmer, happier, and more rewarding life immediately possible.
About the Author
STEPHANIE DOWRICK is the author of Choosing Happiness and has had five number-one bestselling books in Australia, where she has lived since 1983. She is a popular public speaker and workshop leader and facilitator, and has for many years given talks and conducted retreats and workshops on a variety of spiritual, psychological, and ethical issues. Stephanie has shared platforms worldwide with many eminent thinkers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Bishop John Shelby Spong.
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