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Name:
Jennifer Russell
Birthdate:
17 December 1974
Location:
External Services:
  • jsrussell@livejournal.com
Schools:
Scientist, Entrepreneur, Musician, Martial Artist...oh the many faces we wear.

Ideas spark my fire, conversation is my food, sex keeps me sane and love is, of course, oxygen.


DEFINING PHILOSOPHIES
Know thyself.

I want to learn to live with balance. To find it, to create it, and to exist happily inside it.

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"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
~ Desiderata, Max Ehrmann

"Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you." -- Richard Bach

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“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi

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“Some lovers are content with hoping…
I’m not one of them.” Rumi - Barks

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I'll have more here later. Maybe a little narrative about who I am, but really, the best way to get to know someone is to ask really good questions.

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FAVORITE BOOKS:

Atlas Shrugged, Cryptonomicon, Dune Series, Ender's Game, Engines of Creation, Foundation Series, Fountainhead, Ishmael, Island, Life Everlasting, One, Stranger in a Strange Land, Surfing the Universe, Holographic Universe, Elegant Universe, Conversations with God, God Particle, Godel Escher and Bach, Hyperion, Fountainhead, The Cosmic Serpent, History of Philosophy, The Sutras of Patanjali, The Feynman Lectures, Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Deepness in the Sky, Kushiel's Dart, Enneagram, Art of War, Nanotechnology, Biology of Belief

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FAVORITE AUTHORS/TEACHERS:

Ayn Rand, Michael Talbot, Marie Correlli, Sheradon Bryce, Jane Roberts, Orsen Scott Card, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Aldous Huxley, Richard Bach, Daniel Quin, Donald Neale Walsch, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Michio Kaku, Brian Greene, Abraham-Hicks, Sabe, Thae, AD, Seth, Gandhi, Buddha, Coleman Barks, Rumi, Frank Herbert, Neal Stephenson, Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Dan Simmons, Terry Goodkind, Raymond E. Feist, Philip K. Dick, Bruce Lipton, Leon Lederman, Richard Feynman, Douglas Hofstadter, Douglas Adams, Bruce Lipton

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abraham, abraham-hicks, aldous huxley, alternative medicine, appreciation, appreciative inquiry, archetypes, art, art of allowing, art of deliberate creation, atlas shrugged, awareness, ayn rand, being mindfull, bhagavad gita, biochemistry, bliss, board games, brainiacs, bruce lee, bruce lipton, buddha, buddhism, burlesque, burning flipside, burning man, burningflipside, change, changing the world, chemistry, chocolate, classical music, connecting, connection, conscious capitalism, conscious evolution, cooking, creating, creating your own reality, curiosity, dalai lama, dancing, daniel quin, david bohm, deepak chopra, deliberate creation, eckhart tolle, ecstacy, einstein, elders, energy, enlightenment, enneagram, entrepreneurship, environmentalism, exercise, exploration, flipside, funakoshi, gaming, genetics, growing, health, hiking, holographic universe, hopeless romantics, integration, intuition, jiu jitsu, kung fu, lao tzu, laughing, leadership, learning, life, love, marie corelli, martial arts, meditation, meeting awesome people, michael angelo, michael meade, michael talbot, michio kaku, mindfullness, molecules of emotion, morehei ueshiba, music, nanotechnology, nature, nutraceuticals, paradigm shifting, passion, patanjali, philosophical debates, philosophy, physics, piano playing, power of now, qi gong, quantum mechanics, rainstorms, reading, relationships, respect, rio sabe loco, robert bachman, robert bly, robert heinlein, rumi, s&m, sabe, science, science fiction, self exploration, sensuality, spiral dynamics, spirituality, star trek, string theory, sustainability, tai chi, the secret, theory of everything, tom robbins, transformation, travel, unconventional relationships, vegetarianism, weight training, what is enlightenment?, what the bleep, world philosophy, world religion, writing, wu dang monks, yoga

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