I very much liked Ruby Wax's first book "Sane New World: Taming The Mind" which was a very interesting read insightful and funny but this tried to be all things to all women/men as a guide to mindfulness and so included chapters for teenagers and children etc, but for me it felt very much like a retread of her first book with some additional information specific to mindfulness and specific about her own experiences with mental illness which although interesting was not why I bought the book. As a novice to mindfulness, meditation and all that stuff, there was, I've never really understood or found the appeal of mindfulness. Also I think the word meditation sets expectations which can put some people off, (hello Mum), possibly especially that mindfulness takes time, but MBCT can be done in moments, and while you eat. Objective, not fluffy, funny, to the point. I find that most people write about the issue but never come up with a solution. … Start by marking “A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled” as Want to Read: Error rating book. In A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Ruby Wax shows us how to de-frazzle for good by making simple changes that give us time to breathe, reflect and live in the moment. A great insight into how to be mindful, complete with a 6 week course to put into practice. Bought for my mum after her G.P's recommendation but she really couldn't get on with it. A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax | Waterstones My key takeaway was the importance of mindfulness and being present and being in the moment. I found parts of this book really easy to read, but faltered at chapter 5 and the mindfulness exercises. Please try again. Teaming her wit and humour with personal anecdotes on her journey to mindfulness - Ruby Wax tells it like no other. It comes from many different levels, university, personal, and comic! A very interesting book but I think I made a mistake listening to the audio book rather than having a real copy. Your actions determine your life. 2020 was a truly challenging year. The final chapters around her personal challenge of a week long meditation was fantastic, eating a digestive today was a different experience for me too! There's a problem loading this menu right now. In 2013, Ruby Wax published a book called Sane New World, which became a number one best-seller followed by A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, published in January 2016. Once the concept is explained it gets a bit repetitive with each chapter merely restating the concept with advice on applying it, it is no surprise that the most interesting chapter is about the depression she suffered during the writing of the book, elsewhere it comes across as promotional gu. I loaned a book to a friend and he bought copies for other people. Tickets are still available - book quick. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Thanks a million, Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2016. (Did I mention she is funny?) We might have evolvedto be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. Ruby makes a compelling case for mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which she has taken a Masters in, and which I think is a better descriptor than mindfulness meditation, because as she says, you'll get the best out of the technique if you can do it anywhere, not just cross legged in silence. Fab book, funny, but also very serious and definitely a great help trying to find some peace of mind during a turbulent time in my life. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Frazzled, written and read by Ruby Wax. I am hoping that it is as good as Frazzled. Exercises included! January 7th 2016 Weds 13 Jan – Online via Zoom 7pm UK time (see your time zone here) Tickets: Open to all with optional donation. in parts of it, which is actually a pretty cathartic affirmation that it's not just me that loses my absolute shit about things. Ruby Wax is now my new idol. BUT Ruby says it like it is, her humour is what makes it an absolute pleasure to read! One day I hope to benefit from the instructions on parenting/children. Fabulous read. Ruby Wax: ‘I felt I had no community – so I started one’ Frazzled Cafe aims to help those who feel overwhelmed. She is forgiving and tells you yo love yourself. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 In A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Ruby Wax shows us how to de-frazzle for good by making simple changes that give us time to breathe, reflect and live in the moment. I ended up skipping this chapter and this allowed me to finish the book. How can Ruby Wax write a book about good news when the world is facing the worst disaster since the Plague? Mindfulness contains easy to follow mindfulness exercises. I'm sure Ruby's parents would remark that "It's not dame hood!" Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2018, I love the way Ruby writes. 91 talking about this. She went to Cambridge to explore her condition and shares it with us all. Ruby's You're Still Absolutely Fabulous As Ever! Possibly not the best type of book for someone in their 80's. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Always works better if you have an accountability partner (or two). Rest has become a dirty word, and our idea of satisfaction is answering the last email. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The definitive, step-by-step guide to developing mental toughness! Face your fear of death and light the fire in your gut to live your most meaningful life. Ruby makes a compelling case for mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which she has taken a Masters in, and which I think is a better descriptor than mindfulness meditation, because as she says, you'll get the best out of the technique if you can do it anywhere, not just cross legged in silence. I have been able to stop my medication after reading this book (always consult your GP first like I did). I didn't find all of it relevant to my own circumstances but as a guide to how and why to try it , it's refreshing and enlightening. Ruby Wax did a Masters at Oxford in Mindfulness. The Beginner's Guide to Stoicism: Tools for Emotional Resilience and Positivity, Calming the Chaos: A Soulful Guide for Managing Your Energy Rather than Your Time, Soul in the Storm: Stress Management through Mindfulness and Inner Transformation. Ruby Wax is a talented writer. As such, they were dry and interrupted the flow of the book for me. The final chapters around her personal challenge of a week long meditation. I may well re-visit this section and work through the exercises when I feel able to do s. I found parts of this book really easy to read, but faltered at chapter 5 and the mindfulness exercises. You will enjoy this no matter what level you are :) I read her other book Sane New World and that was fantastic too, I would definitely recommend both! I'm conscious that the problem I had with this section of the book was that I was reading for leisure rather than as a deliberate decision to practice the exercises. Interestingly, the first 4/5 of this book grated a little as it didn't really flow. The book details a six-week course in mindfulness for the frazzled, but before diving in, Wax makes a … There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Why is it that every organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy except the brain? Sometimes it appears that the honesty is a shield or coping mechanism. She might just get an actual Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire eventually if she keeps going with mindfulness. Girl! Ruby Wax is frazzled. She addresses clinical depression and anxiety in a straightforward way joined with wonderful humor. Started reading this a while back when I first started to practice being mindful. 18 Likes 16 Comments 24 Shares We’d love your help. She's witty and honest. There was a problem loading your book clubs. And I know. We all are! I have been interested in Mindfulness for some time but haven't really made the effort or taken the time to get into it. I am an ordinary 52 year old woman, not particularly academic but learning all I can about mindfulness and the way my brain works (or not). Drawing on her own personal experiences, it is a combination of anecdotes, simple psychology and some practical exercises to help bring mindfulness to life. I find that most people write about the issue but never come up with a solution. I read she was in Amsterdam and someone wanted a new copy of her book in Dutch. Ruby Wax, the American born comedian/TV personality, released a book on mindfulness; A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled inspired by her own coping … There's a 6 week course in mindfulness in the middle, bookended by the author's experiences before and after her own Masters (don't you know!) I. I haven't read Sane New World, but I can really recommend A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. Also I think the word meditation sets expectations which can put some people off, (hello Mum), possibly especially that mindfulness takes time, but MBCT can be done in moments, and while you eat. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is the only guide you need for a healthier, happier life. Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2017. Mindfulness made interesting & Funny!! Great book. My mother is a big Ruby Wax fan and I remember watching her on the TV when I was a child. Has she been in a coma? Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2016. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. It is very insightful and amusing at the same time. at Oxford which brought her a realisation to the benefits. I read it instead and thought it was very helpful. Ruby Wax, the American born comedian/TV personality, recently released a book on mindfulness; A Mindfulness guide for the frazzled inspired by her own coping needs with her depression. See 1 question about A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled…, Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world, This Just In: ‘SNL’ Star Colin Jost Is Seriously Bookish. Ruby Wax talks about mental health in her inimitable style, focusing on how we are all frazzled, how we got to be that way and what we can do about it - using comedy, mindfulness and chat with the audience.. But the rest of it I had difficulty with because I don't identify with Ruby Wax's view of the world: one where you are under endless self-inflicted pressure to compete. I accidentally bought a self-help book--and it was just what I needed, Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2017. Stupid trivial things... An insightful and wickedly funny look at mindfulness, but mostly the anecdotal look at the author's experiences with depresion. Ruby Waxx is so funny. It was more like a collection of one liners. Let Ruby be your guide to a healthier, happier you. A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled (Paperback) £8.99 Out of stock Frazzled Cafe "Ruby Cube" (Limited Edition) £9.99 ... is it some kind of macabre joke? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Thanks Ruby! This has given me a lot to think about and a lot to start practicing with. I'm not quite sure where to start with this review. Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2016. The Mental Toughness Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Facing Life's Challenges, Ma... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. After her television career and celebrity faded, she re-invented herself and went to study Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy at Oxford. I mean really funny. A book that brings rewards as you listen. Ruby encountered thousands of people looking to connect and share their stories and whenever she asked her audiences if they wanted a chance to speak, they always did. Harness and control them to achieve the impossible. That said she reads her book brilliantly and there was so much to enjoy. I may well re-visit this section and work through the exercises when I feel able to do so. She seemed much calmer. — Ruby Wax, OBE The inspiration for Frazzled Cafe came from our founder and patron Ruby Wax’s experiences during her best-selling book and theatre tours. Drawing on her own personal experiences, it is a combination of anecdotes, simple psychology and some practical exercises to help bring mindfulness to life. A Mindfulness Guide for t... Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2016. Frazzled: Ruby Wax is off on tour BOOK IT FOLLOWING an 81-date, sell-out UK and Ireland tour last year, during which she was in residence at the Leicester Square Theatre London and Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe, author and campaigner Ruby Wax returns to the stage this spring with even more dates for her one-woman show Frazzled. Love it! My definition of mindfulness isn't about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that's probably the phone book sung backwards, it's something that can help us all: learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life. The bit I liked most was the description of a mindfulness bootcamp in Snowdonia - right at the end. She is married to Ed Bye for almost thirty years and the mother of three grown children. Back in 6 weeks to let you know how the Mindfulness course in this book went! If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. It's an easy-to-understand introduction to mindfulness, weaved together with Ruby's trademark wit and humour. And for someone so insecure that they head straight for the most popular person in the crowd in order to feel validated by making them laugh, she should frame and hang the picture of her and HH cracking up together in her living space and mind's eye as a reminder for how ok she is! I am contemplating doing the 6 weeks mindfulness course which is part of this book if anyone would like to join me? Once the concept is explained it gets a bit repetitive with each chapter merely restating the concept with advice on applying it, it is no surprise that the most interesting chapter is about the depression she suffered during the writing of the book, elsewhere it comes across as promotional guff. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Ruby Wax talks about mental health in her inimitable style, focusing on how we are all frazzled, how we got to be that way and what we can do about it - using comedy, mindfulness and chat with the audience. I know what you're thinking - what if I don't want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of a wind chime? Ruby Wax is a comedian, writer and performer, and has been an advocate for mental health for years. Sane New World or A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled and why? Which Ruby Wax mindfulness book should I read? I am just starting How to be Human. I found it a witty, relatable and, constructive response to the author's own mental illness, and thought it deliver sound advice on how the reader could attempt to nurture their own. Something I'm always looking for (even though I know there's no real solution for a mental health illness). Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 16, 2017. Try it :), Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 29, 2018. A super chapter for parents on introducing concepts of being mindful for children was particularly engaging and made a lot of sense, although not having children I am guessing my judgemental head sees the impractical as practical. Whenever Ruby asked an audience if … Ruby Wax now has an OBE (honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to mental health and tours the world about mindfulness. I wasn't the biggest fan of Ruby Wax the comedy journalist. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Five hundred years ago no-one died of stress: we have invented this concept and now we let it rule us. I've enjoyed her comedy but didn't really expect this book to work. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Discover the path to inner peace with a year-long mindfulness journal, Start on the journey to peace and patience with these everyday exercises in mindfulness. You might know comedian Colin Jost from his work as the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, or perhaps you know him as Scarlett... To see what your friends thought of this book, I haven't read Sane New World, but I can really recommend A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. About Ruby. Welcome back. Transf... YOU MIGHT DIE TOMORROW: Face Your Fear of Death to Live Your Most Meaningful Life. Highly recommend though not necessarily for an elderly relative. Strategies to discover what self care means to you. I've listened to podcasts, read other books, talked to people who do it but never understood the benefit of it. “Here’s what I don’t understand: if something called neuroplasticity is a hard, cold fact, why haven’t we, the masses, heard much about it? Just bought my 3rd copy as I keep gifting mine to friends after telling them about it. I am on a journey to becoming my authentic self. Interesting huh? The inspiration for Frazzled Cafe came from our founder and patron Ruby Wax’s experiences during her best-selling book tours and theatre shows. Unable to add item to List. The book was about her life, various anecdotes, and some science about our way our brains are wired. Didn't think I needed this type of book but it certainly gave me an insight into how easy it is to allow oneself to get stressed and how to calm things down. by Penguin Life. I have read 5 or 6 books on mindfulness but this is the one I will remember most. Tonight I was to watch American actress, mental health campaigner, comedian and author Ruby Wax in a one women show based on her new book – A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled. Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2016, Amazing insights into human behavior. She might just get an actual Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire eventually if she keeps going with mindfulness. As such, they were dry and interrupted the flow of the book for me. Something went wrong. This book is FANTASTICI!! Interes. That said she reads her book brilliantly and there was so much to enjoy. If you are facing depression, this is the book. at Oxford which brought her a realisation to the benefits. Let Ruby be your guide to a healthier, happier you. Since moving to Zoom, we’ve been flooded with people who want to talk A very interesting and often funny take on the inner workings of modern western society, its expectations and how to deal with its lunacy! You've nothing to lose but your stress... 'Whip-smart on the subject... she teaches the art of doing nothing in a way that doesn't send you to sleep' The Times. Ruby Wax's latest offering is a must for anyone interested in depression, mindfulness and how to cope with the roadblocks thrown up by an increasingly complex world. Why are we left sitting here with a measly fourteen shades of grey, when, if we’re talking about the brain, there are a trillion possible shades.”, “Addiction Let’s make one thing clear: we’re not just addicted to drugs, sex or alcohol, we can also get addicted to our thoughts and feelings of panic, anxiety and despair. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Mandalas & Patterns Coloring Books for Grown-Ups, Religious & Inspirational Coloring Books for Grown-Ups, © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I watched an interview with Ruby Wax during the online Mindfulness Summit in October and was interested to read her book to get her perspective on things. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. 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