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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.
Here is a prayer book that offers you the wisest, most comforting of prayers, while also guiding you on how to pray. Whatever your experience of prayer, you will find a new depth of inspiration and support in these pages. From the most ancient heartfelt prayers to those newly written by the author herself, this is a collection that meets us where we are—and takes us where we most want to go.
As a writer and spiritual leader who has supported and guided many thousands of people to live more hopefully, Stephanie Dowrick has a rare understanding of what prayer is and how faithfully it can support you, whatever your faith background or journey. Some of the worlds most beautiful words are gathered here—as are many of the most uplifting and consoling. From prayers to be shared with family, friends or community, to prayers that take you within to your own souls depths, this is a collection to be used and cherished.
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.
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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