Stephanie Dowrick on caring for yourself

Stephanie Dowrick on caring for yourself

Is it surprising that many of the genuinely caring people among us are somewhat confused as to what it means to take at least reasonably good care of themselves? Maybe not. In this age of self-obsession, cravings and rampant entitlement, anything that hints at too much self-concern may well seem repugnant. Yet intelligent self-care is […]

Want your children to be happy?

Want your children to be happy?

You can certainly help your children to be happier by becoming happier (more engaged, more considerate, and kinder) yourself. Of course you want your children to be happy! Whatever our culture, we share that. But do you know how? Endless gratification of “I want” certainly doesn’t do it. In fact, it makes monsters of even […]

Stephanie Dowrick on self-acceptance and self-love

“Loving ourselves” should be entirely natural. It should also lead us away from anxious self-obsession and certainly far away from debilitating self-pity. In fact, self-love – when we understand it – should lead us towards an easy acceptance of our gifts, gratitude for our strengths, as well as a willingness to learn from our inevitable […]

Stephanie Dowrick on 10 days to greater calm

Dr Stephanie Dowrick offers you a 10-day program to greater calm. These practical, fail-safe ideas give you a chance to contribute to a friendlier, kinder, better humoured world – and to become delightful company for everyone who knows you. You can find many more ideas in Dr Dowrick’s books Choosing Happiness and Everyday Kindness. Feel […]

Seeking the Sacred: Stephanie Dowrick speaks

This is the talk given by Dr Stephanie Dowrick at the Happiness & Its Causes Conference, 2012, held at the Sydney Town Hall. What allows happiness? What are the obstacles? What do we most long for…and how will we achieve it?  How can we become the cause of happiness…rather than the cause of suffering for […]

Stephanie Dowrick on choice and freedom

Most of us talk a great deal about freedom. And regard it as an ideal. Living that ideal though – and the sense of choice and inner authority that it implies – is something else altogether. In my own life I struggle not to use the “slave” words: “have to”, “must”, “can’t”. And I try […]

When change is needed

Feeling stuck, trapped, or helpless?  I’m inspired today to remind you of what you can change. 1. Your mind (your way of thinking). 2. Your spirits (through what you pay attention to). 3. Your power to assert your needs confidently and wisely. 4. What you permit (and don’t) from other people. 5. The way you […]