Synopses & Reviews
Winner of the COVR Award for Book of the Year (2007)
From the #1 creativity publisher in the country comes our latest creativity bestsellerCreative Journal Writingthe 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.
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.and#160;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.and#160;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.
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 artistsincluding 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 othersthese prayers are structured in an easy-to-use format, and offer a new roadmap for the soul.
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 areand 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 hereas 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.
About the Author
Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, is noted for her highly encouraging, accessible writing on key issues affecting our personal and collective wellbeing. Her international best sellers include Choosing Happiness, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Intimacy and Solitude, Creative Journal Writing, Seeking the Sacred and In the Company of Rilke. Formerly a publisher, and also a trained psychotherapist and literary critic, Dr Dowrick draws on the latest insights from the worlds of psychology and spiritual activism as well as timeless universal wisdom teachings. Written with beauty and remarkable care, her books are applauded by critics and loved by readers. "Courageous and original, she asks the most difficult questions with enormous heart and intelligence." Joyce Kornblatt, A Reason for Wings "Stephanie Dowrick is a godsend. Her gift is the ability to write in a manner that genuinely enriches and changes lives." Nigel Marsh, author and global CEO "Stephanie Dowrick makes the hard questions simple...if anyone can cause a happiness revolution, she can." Paul Wilson, Instant Calm. "I felt bathed in warmth and compassion, soothed and reassured as Stephanie Dowrick became my companion." Dr Juliet Batten, Dancing with Seasons. For more information visit http://www.stephaniedowrick.com