Thursday, December 18, 2008


Here is a first list for those who want reading sources.
Titles I know

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness; Williams, Segal and Teasdale, with an intro by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression by John R. McQuaid, Paula E. Carmona, Zindel V. Segal
The Zen Path Through Depression by Philip Martin
The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Second Edition by Mary Ellen Copeland, Matthew McKay
Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition by Bhante H. Gunaratana
Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic by Jeffrey Brantley, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A Handbook for Constructive Living
by David K. Reynolds
Constructive Living (Kolowalu Books
by David K. Reynolds
Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection
by Gregg Krech
Do One Thing Different : Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life by Bill O'Hanlon
Stop Blaming, Start Loving: A Solution-Oriented Approach to Improving Your Relationship by William Hudson O'Hanlon, Pat Hudson, Patricia O'Hanlon Hudson
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger, Christine Padesky
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Matthew McKay, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman
The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns

Titles I don’t yet know
Yoga for Depression : A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga
by Amy Weintraub
by Ellen J. Langer
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy by Christopher K. Germer (Editor), Ronald D. Siegel (Editor), Paul R. Fulton

Monday, October 27, 2008


The "Life of Mindful Action" workshop which ran over the weekend, was, for us, a real example of constructive action. Not only was the material based on Constructive Living content, the whole process was such a good experience of staying grounded in what "purpose" might be.
I was especially struck by the poem that Jon K-Z quoted called "The Wind, One Brilliant Day". The poem is by Antonio Machado and translated by Robert Bly. You can read it at:


It contains the haunting reminder that we each have a unique purpose, our "garden" entrusted to us and urges us to ask " what have I done with the garden entrusted to me?"

When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thich Nhat Hahn Walking DVD

We now have the wonderful Thich Nhat Hahn DVD, Peace is Every Step. This a quasi-bio of Thay. There is also a complete 90 minute talk on the disc. It is a companion to the two books we have also acquired on walking practice by THN.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I have just acquired an audio CD by mindfulness teacher, Daniel Goleman, called The Art of Meditation. Its full of lessons and talks. Give Ray a call if you'd like to preview it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


The Grand Father of Mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn has provided 2 free videos of a seminars at:




I'd love to have your comments on these.


Here is a wonderful website with many free MP3's for our use.