Winner of the 2009 Silver Nautilus Award representing "Better Books for a Better World"
The message of this book is very simple: Right now, you can be happier
More things wont do it. Even a great relationship may not save you. In Choosing Happiness the focus is on the only place where real change can happen: in how you see yourself and relate to other people. The book uses practical guidance and warm, realistic inspiration to show clearly that while you can't always choose what happens in your life, you can choose your responses, values and behaviors ? and the results are life changing.
Choosing Happiness offers skills and insights across all areas, from your most intimate relationships to your friendships, extended family, work, and community. Psychologically positive and astute, it also looks at the big spiritual questions that let you value your life rather than just spending it. Small changes bring big results. Beautifully packaged, with a flexibind spine and a red ribbon placeholder, this book is like the wise, kind friend you can't wait to return to again and again.
Shortlisted for Galley Club Awards: Mono/Duotone Books, CAsebound, No Price Limit 2006.
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.
IntroductionHow to use this book1 Trust who you are2 Let your values and goals work for you3 Choose your attitudes and responses4 Build self-respect5 Consider others6 Honour the people you love7 Think and act positivelyAcknowledgementsSmart Index