A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax
Ruby Wax is best known as a comic interviewer whose direct style and occasionally outrageous questioning made her a household name in the 1990s. Her energetic approach and busy lifestyle mean she’s all too familiar with the chaos of modern living. But there is another reason her latest book is well worth a read…
Wax has made waves in academia and her new mindfulness guide builds upon insights she gained during her masters degree at Oxford University. As the title suggest, this book for the frazzled is couched in straightforward terms and free from the pseudo-spiritual advice readily available elsewhere. Science is the touchstone for the guide, with a sprinkling of anecdotal tips from the author’s own experience adding a human touch.
Wax uses her natural wit to help readers attune themselves to their feelings with a view to living a happier, healthier existence. There’s even a six-week course you can use as a framework for making positive changes in your life. But don’t think of this as a dry self-help book. Humour is the glue that binds the advice. And if you’re looking to improve your sense of wellbeing, what better way to start than with a smile?