Introduction How to use this book 1 Trust who you are 2 Let your values and goals work for you 3 Choose your attitudes and responses 4 Build self-respect 5 Consider others 6 Honour the people you love 7 Think and act positively Acknowledgements Smart Index
Stephanie Dowrick is the author of a number of life-changing bestsellers, including Intimacy and Solitude, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, and The Universal Heart. She has been a columnist for Good Weekend magazine since 2001 and is a regular guest on ABC Radio. She gives public talks and conducts retreats and workshops on a variety of spiritual, psychological and ethical issues while continuing to write. Born in New Zealand, she lived in London for many years where in 1987 she founded The Women's Press publishing house. She has lived in Sydney since 1983 and is the mother of two teenagers.
"In an era of inauthenticity Dowrick is a godsend. Her gift is the ability to write in a manner that genuinely enriches and changes lives. "Choosing Happiness" is a glorious book - both in intent and in scope. In many ways it is the only book you need ever buy on happiness. Not only is it a wise and enjoyable read it is also an invaluable reference book to return to again and again." -aNigel Marsh, author of "Fat, Forty and Fired" aYouall be glad this book is in your knapsack as you explore the many hills and valleys of the happiness trail.a --"BookPage" aPart self-affirmation series, part cognitive psychology and part meditation on the power of generosity, this is a thoughtful and sincere guide for those seeking to find happiness within.a --"Publishers Weekly" aStephanie Dowrick makes the hard questions simple. She makes the impossible real and possible. Her wisdom is contagious. If anyone can cause a happiness revolution, she can.a --Paul Wilson, author of the bestselling "Little Book of Calm"