The Universal Heart

The Universal Heart

A ‘tour de force in matters of the heart’ Claire Scobie, Kindred Spirit      This powerful, beautiful, transformative book reminds us on every page that a life worth living is a life of love. Love is the currency that transcends all others. Love connects us most deeply to our best selves, as well as […]

A new book for children from Stephanie Dowrick

A new book for children from Stephanie Dowrick

Stephanie Dowrick’s new children book is The Moon Shines Out of the Dark, an enchanting, tender story of a little boy called Harry who must wait through a long night for the moon to reappear in the sky – and for Mum to return home. All the while Harry is remembering the lovely rhythms and events […]

Stephanie Dowrick writes The Moon Shines Out of the Dark

The Moon Shines Out of the Dark is Stephanie Dowrick’s first children’s book for many years. It’s a tender, touching story for 4-7 year olds, focusing on an enchanting little boy called Harry. The book is wonderfully illustrated by award-winning artist and illustrator, Anne Spudvilas. “A great addition to any bookshelf and a moving story […]

Everyday Kindness: new book from Stephanie Dowrick

Everyday Kindness: new book from Stephanie Dowrick

Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s new book, Everyday Kindness: Short cuts to a happier and more confident life, offers short, wise and often very entertaining chapters on the great variety of experiences that we call “everyday life”. Adding kindness to the mix – or greater care, appreciation, good humour, respect – life itself takes a turn for […]

Seeking the Sacred – reviews

Good books don’t get old. Or stale. Trivia does curdle. Or goes right off. But some of the books that I treasure most and refer to most often seem as fresh as dew and were literally written two or three thousand years ago. I don’t want to be asked what I am writing next when […]

Forgiveness & Other Acts of Love

Forgiveness & Other Acts of Love

ISBN: 9781742372266 Allen & Unwin 2010 New edition 2010; first published 1997. A continuing bestseller and comfort to countless readers, this may be one of the most compassionate, inspiring and supportive books you will ever read.  It is also Stephanie Dowrick’s own personal favourite, written in a time of great bleakness that emerged into new […]

In the Company of Rilke

In the Company of Rilke

ISBN: 9781742371801 Allen & Unwin 2009 In this timely work, Stephanie Dowrick offers a profound and highly accessible study of one of literature’s most exciting and inspirational voices. Her study of the visionary poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, includes more than 90 of Rilke’s most sublime poems, many translated here for the first time by poet […]

Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials

Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials

ISBN: 174114521X Allen & Unwin 2005 The message of this book is very simple – you can be happier. You can also be a source of happiness, encouragement and support for other people. Understanding that your happiness largely depends on your outlook on life, your inner values and resilience, and on the way you regard […]

Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials

Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials

ISBN: 9781741750409 Allen & Unwin 2006 No. 1 Australian bestseller SIlver Award Winner, Nautilus Awards (USA), 2009 “Written with lightness and elegance, a modern bible for the soul.” The Age, Melbourne “Stephanie Dowrick makes the hard questions simple; she makes the impossible real and possible. Her wisdom is contagious.  If anyone can cause a happiness […]

Creative Journal Writing: The Art & Heart of Reflection

Creative Journal Writing: The Art & Heart of Reflection

ISBN: 9781741751376 Allen & Unwin 2007 First prize COVR awards (USA) in “Self-Help” category “The impulse to write is natural for many people.  Yet the demands of more public forms of writing can be crushing.  In the private spaces of your journal, a genuine sense of possibility is renewed with every blank page.  The inner […]

The Almost-Perfect Marriage: One-Minute Relationship Skills

The Almost-Perfect Marriage: One-Minute Relationship Skills

ISBN: 9781741751352 Allen & Unwin 2007 Stephanie Dowrick has been writing about intimacy for many years. She distills here some of her wisest thinking into ideas that can be expressed on a single page – but that can create lasting change.  The emphasis throughout is on respect, understanding, communication and personal responsibility. A small elegant […]

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