Author(s): Stephanie Dowrick
Virtually every moment of our greatest wellbeing 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 kindness - given or received - 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 towards others that makes all the difference. In this intimate, deeply reassuring book, Choosing Happiness author Dr Stephanie Dowrick takes kindness as her inspiration and theme. And she does so in ways that are powerfully encouraging. Whether she is writing about food or moods, about growing in self-confidence and appreciation, teaching resilience to our children or ourselves, making the best choices to support our physical and emotional wellbeing, the pleasures and dilemmas of contemporary work, parenting, friendship and love, or even how to improve or save our closest relationships - Stephanie Dowrick is making a calmer, happier and more rewarding life immediately possible.
Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, has the rare distinction of writing critically acclaimed, much-loved best sellers. Her books include In the Company of Rilke, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Creative Journal Writing, Choosing Happiness and Seeking the Sacred. Her latest book is A Kinder Life. Formerly a publisher and also a trained psychotherapist, Stephanie Dowrick writes and teaches on a variety of spiritual, psychological and ethical issues. Her particular gift is anticipating key social issues and writing about them in ways that are encouraging and transformative. She also writes widely in the Australian media. She was "Inner Life" columnist for Good Weekend Magazine 2001-2010, and has been a frequent guest on ABC Radio for many years. She was ordained in 2005 as an Interfaith Minister, is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Western Sydney, and a regular speaker for Breast Cancer Network Australia.