Author(s): Stephanie Dowrick
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 to other people. The presence or absence of love makes the greatest difference to our happiness, our health and wellbeing. Yet seeking love and sustaining it continues to disappoint many people. In this powerful and practical book, Stephanie Dowrick affirms our highest ideals and intentions. Better still, she shows us how possible it is to live them out. With the compassion and psychological depth that is the hallmark of her writing, she also explores the common pitfalls to love. Then, with persuasive wisdom, she helps us to transform them. Perhaps what also makes this book exceptional is that Stephanie Dowrick shows us how to live more appreciatively across all our relationships, including with our own selves. Through her powers of storytelling, she demonstrates that anything worth discovering about love improves not one but every one of our connections. In a world where fears of not being or having enough dominate, she proves that love is ours to discover, to give and to receive.
'A tour de force of matters of the heart' --Kindred Spirit
'Celebrates altruism and the precious everyday moments of human connection' --The Courier-Mail
'Dowrick is a great teacher, a great observer of human behaviour and a fine tactician, but first and foremost she's a great story teller' --Marcus O'Donnell, Sydney Star Observer
'Deeply attentive and acutely perceptive...infinitely compassionate and accepting' --Josephine Brouard, Women's Health
Stephanie Dowrick's books include In the Company of Rilke, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Creative Journal Writing, Choosing Happiness, Seeking the Sacred and A Kinder Life.