Commentary

This includes a large range of  talks given at a variety of locations and venues, collections and immersions from retreats and workshops, guided meditations, social media, interviews and other related conversations.

Supporting loved ones

“, Direct suffering takes a huge toll on many people’s lives.  But often the people supporting those who are suffering are also under considerable stress.

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Speaking up for friendship

Marriages or intimate partnerships are less often “”for life”” than they have ever been. Families are often small or scattered.  For increasing numbers of people,

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Singlehood

“, It’s a bizarre notion that we generally expect people to be happy in their marriages or sexual relationships. Yet we don’t automatically expect single

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The power of giving

With only days to go (June 2005) until the end of another financial year, many Australians will be considering how to minimise their tax.  This

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Ideal parents

Few human beings have or are ideal parents. As a species we are too complex to be ideal in any of our relationships, never mind

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New parenthood

There are few shocks to the human system ruder than becoming a parent.  From one day to the next your own not entirely unselfish needs,

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Middle Eastern grief

It was impossible to remain unmoved by recent images of Israelis being dragged from their homes in the Gaza strip (September 05).  Perhaps the most

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Making peace

In the United States recently, I attended a couple of deeply inspiring interfaith services that, for me, were unexpectedly ruffled by a request from one

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Food and mood (2006)

When you think about foods being “good” or “bad” for you, it’s likely you are thinking more about your body than your mind.  Yet what

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Fidelity matters

Perhaps you are not married to or living with a leading sports player whose sexual habits make frequent front-page news.  Nevertheless, you are concerned about

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Faith fundamentals

I’ve been turning over the Big Question for most of my life: is there meaning to our existence beyond whatever meanings we ourselves ascribe to

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Review 19

“”If anyone can cause a happiness revolution, Stephanie Dowrick can””Paul Wilson”,,

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Interfaith Services

Interfaith in Sydney Monthly services (plus) Weekly meditation with Stephanie Dowrick Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000 (near Park Street) Next Interfaith

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Whole Woman Festival

Northern New South Wales I will be speaking and offering a workshop in Tweed Heads, and speaking at Byron Bay, as part of the  uplifting

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