Visit and enjoy the Universal Heart Book Club!

Are you ready to join in a global conversation about books and ideas? Then take a few delightful moments to visit the Universal Heart Book Club.  We are offering you lively video reviews, along with many other articles, reviews, and background discussion on fine books and writers. At a time when so much discussion about […]

Reading recommendations!

My on-line bookstore is administered and run by Seek/Collins and is less than exciting in design (I’m in their hands on this). However, because of their size it offers a vast range of books, many available immediately, and all at a minimum discount of 10% off the retail price. That means you can find for […]

Writing (and reading) your life

There’ve been lots of questions in the twitter and Facebook spheres in recent weeks about why writers write. My own shortest answer would be: to know more. For me, there’s no better way to understand humankind as well as ideas in greater depth – and to use the gifts of mind and spirit that are […]

Universal Heart gifts for mind & spirit!

Dear UHN friends,  Greetings!  With just days to go until Christmas, most of us have our minds on gift-giving and I’m aware how fortunate we are to live where most of us can so freely give and receive. With giving in mind, I am sending you some suggestions that I hope will be stimulating and appropriate […]

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 […]

On writing (and reading) Rilke

This portrait of 20th-century European poet Rainer Maria Rilke is by his friend the Expressionist painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker, painted when both were adventurous idealists in their 20s. I have a particular fondness for it because it was when I working at The Women’s Press in London in the early 1980s that we published the first-ever monograph on Modersohn-Becker. Through that […]

Universal Heart Newsletter

Greetings to all! Meditation support * Self- confidence & resilience: Adelaide 22 October * Reading activism/suggestions * “Ten lessons from the earth”on YouTube  * Post-cancer support * Interfaith in Sydney 18 October * Words from the poet Lalla * Meet me on Facebook The quick notes I send out via Facebook and the tiny ones […]

Using Facebook

Stephanie Dowrick writes: ‘Almost a year ago my Australian publishers nudged me to set up an “Official Stephanie Dowrick” Facebook page. They were confident it would be an easy way to communicate effectively with readers, people who come to my talks and those who are actively promoting similar values to mine. And they were right! […]

Writing Rilke

This portrait of Rainer Maria Rilke was painted by his friend the Expressionist painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker when both were adventurous idealists in their 20s. I have a particular fondness for it because it was when I working at The Women’s Press in London, in the early 1980s, that we published the first-ever monograph on Modersohn-Becker. And through […]