Author(s): Stephanie Dowrick
The definitive guide to keeping a journal as spiritual practice and for personal growth. 'We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.' - C. Day Lewis Journal writing is one of the most powerful and easily accessible tools we have to heal, expand and transform our lives. In this exceptionally positive and encouraging book, Stephanie Dowrick frees the journal writer she believes is in virtually everyone, showing through stories and examples that a genuine sense of possibility can be revived on every page. Creative Journal Writing goes way beyond recording events. It can be the companion that supports but doesn't judge, a place of unparalleled discovery and a creative playground where the everyday rules no longer count. Combining a rich choice of ideas with wonderful stories, quotes and her refreshingly intimate thoughts gained through a lifetime of writing, Stephanie's insights and confidence make journal writing irresistible - and your own life more enchanting. First published 2007 (some portions first published in Living Words 2003)
Stephanie Dowrick is the author of a number of life-changing bestsellers, including Choosing Happiness, 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 adult children.
Part 1: Getting startedPart 2: Free to be creativePart 3: Writing the factsPart 4: Your life in your journalPart 5: Putting it all together