Russell's Recommended Reads


Russell's Archived Writings (click on link below for pdf)

In Gratitude for Failure ~ 2012

Awed: Toward an Embodied Ecology ~ April 2012

Accomplishing Nothing ~ August 2011

Reflections on Forgiveness ~ December 2011

Moshe on Health 1&2 ~ November 2010

Encouragement of Light ~ August 2010

The New Body of Life and Love ~ April 2010

Enough - Beyond Pessimism and Optimism ~ December 2009

Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks ~ November 2009

"Can Do, Why Not, No Problem" (Advice from Tibetan teacher Shantideva) ~ January 2009

The Pause that Refreshes ~ September 2008

Open Moment Meditation: Reflections on the infinite possibility of the arising moment ~ February 2008

Awareness...And the Light Shines in the Darkness ~ November 2007

Blue Sky/Warm Sun: Ending the War with Life ~ October 2007

"As-It-Is" and "The All of It" ~ September 2007

Just Sitting is the Center ~ March 2007

Questions from Students ~ February 2007

Fear, Love and Your Sphere of Caring ~ October 2006

Finding Zero ~ October 2006

Embodiment and Beyond the Body ~ November 2006

What is the Most Important Thing? ~ December 2006

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Book Recommendations


"Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind"  Shunryu Suzuki

“Not Always So” Shunryu Suzuki

"Opening the Hand of Thought".  Kosho Uchiyama

"The Art of Just Sitting" John Daido Loori

"The Myth of Freedom" Choygam Trungpa

“Spiritual Materialism” Choygam Trungpa

"The Wholeness of Life" Krishnamurti

“The Wisdom of No Escape” Pema Chodron

“Refining Your Life” Dogen


"Awareness Through Movement"    Moshe Feldenkrais

" The Potent Self". Moshe Feldenkrais

" Body and Mature Behavior" Moshe Feldenkrais

" The Thinking Body" Mabel Todd

“The Resurrection of the body” F.M. Alexander


"Focusing" Eugene Gendlin

"Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy" Eugene Gendlin

"The Power of Focusing" Ann Weiser Cornell

"The Radical Acceptance of Everything" Ann Weiser Cornell

"Bio-Spiritual Focusing " Campbell and McMahon

"Non-Violent Communication" Marshall Rosenberg


" Descartes Error"  Antonio Damasio

"The Feeling of What Happens" Antonio Damasio

" The Brain that Changes Itself" Norman Doidge

"Buddha's Brain" Rick Hanson

" A General Theory of Love" Lewis, Amini, Lannon

“The Mindful Brain” Dan Siegel


"And There Was Light" Jacques Lusseyran

" Awareness" John Stevens

" The Spell of the Sensuous" David Abram

" Touching: the Human Significance of the Skin" Ashley Montagu

" Mystery of the White Lions" Linda Tucker

"The Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life"  Daniel Stern

"Emotional Intelligence" Daniel Goleman

“Ego, Hunger and Aggression” Fritz Perls

“Man’s Search for Meaning” Viktor Frankl

Poets: Rumi, Hafiz, Mary Oliver, John O’ Donohue, Antonio Machado,