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A mindfulness guide for the frazzled

A mindfulness guide for the frazzled

Wax, Ruby, 1953- author

500 years ago no-one died of stress: we have invented this concept and now we let it rule us. Rest has become a dirty word, and our idea of satisfaction is answering the last email. We're sleepwalking through our own lives. Ruby Wax shows us how to wake up from this stupor with a scientific solution to modern problems: mindfulness. Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good

Book. English.
Published UK: Penguin Life, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Ruby Wax
ISBN: 024118648X, 9780241186480
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 259 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: Psychology.; Mindfulness (Psychology)

Author note

Ruby Wax is a comedian and TV writer who also holds a Master's degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. She is the author ofSane New Worldand was recently awarded an OBE for services to mental health.


A wonderful book full of passion and verve. Ruby Wax gives her unique take on the science and practice of mindfulness.She shows how to meet - face to face - all that life throws at us, and gives her own step by step guide to finding deep stillness in the midst of the chaos||Ruby Wax has written a guide to mindfulness that's as hilarious as it is useful.

Drawing on the latest science, she offers insightful, irreverent advice on how to improve every aspect of our lives, from our health and happiness to our relationships and careers.||So witty, clever and accessible you'll be devouring every word... there's no better place to start than with this sparkling gem of a book
Heat||Whip-smart on the subject... she teaches the art of doing nothing in a way that doesn't send you to sleep
The Times||Witty and accessible
Woman & Home||This witty, smart and accessible read should be top of your reading list
Closer||This frank, hilarious guide will make you laugh AND offers useful advice for everyone. Win-win
Look Magazine||A beginner's guide to the science behind mindfulness
Sunday Times||Well timed and combines a theoretical, practical and personal account of mindfulness... an easy, uplifting, humorous read
The Psychologist||If the idea of mindfulness has always seemed a bit wishy-washy, you'll be pleased to know Ruby Wax once felt the same way. Now the comedienne has written a guide to mindfulness that is a sensible way to cope with stress
Yours Magazine||Wax's guide comes infused with her characteristic wit
Mail on Sunday Event Magazine||This gem of a read will point you towards a more contented way of life... her passion and dedication to mental health are evident in every page
The Lady||An accessible guide to mindfulness from the comedian and cognitive therapist
S magazine, Sunday Express||Ruby Wax shows how and why change is a good thing
Woman's Way||Ruby Wax offers her own witty and accessible take on how mindfulness really can, in her view, change lives for the better
Choice Magazine||[Ruby] has turned her own experiences into alife-affirming message for others||She can make your ribs ache with laughter [and then] wrench your head round to see the darkness in the world and how to deal with it.No-one deserves to be recognised more... I adore her.||Ruby Wax has an extraordinary mind, and she has brought it to bear withtrademark wit and searing honesty...A ruby beyond price||Throughhumor and unbridled truth, Ruby Wax shares her journey to mindfulness, illuminating how it can improve our state of mind and change our brain fora healthier, happier life||Ruby Wax isbrave, generous and hilarious-the perfect guideon a tour of the brain||Finally - a map for the troubled human mind. And it'sfunny||Witty, wise and thought-provoking||Wonderful, painfully funny and instructive||This manual for living must be read by everyone||A very funny book about how to be calm and poised and not bonkers||Ruby Wax combines neuroscience with her usualeloquence, clarity and humour||