A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled (Paperback)
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A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled (Paperback)

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Published: 29/12/2016
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My ‘aha’ moment came when I realised I had used my success as armour to cover the chaos inside me… I was just a front; and, behind the front, no one was at home… I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re all in this together: many reside in the Land of Frazzledom, and we’re all trying to find some kind of exit route.

Five hundred years ago no one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us.

Ruby Wax had spent a lifetime building a successful career, home and family through ‘sheer drive’ and determination. Then, having struggled with depression all her life, she suffered a major relapse and decided the time had come to make a change. She proceeded to study mindfulness-based cognitive therapy at Oxford University (achieving a Masters for good measure) and learned how to take personal control over her mind, her mood and her life.

Anyone afraid that this is a book about sitting on rocks in yoga tights chanting to the moon needn’t fear, this is a practical, honest and easy-to-follow guide that is about finding time and space for yourself in a world where the pace seldom slows. 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.

Let Ruby be your guide to a healthier, happier you. You've nothing to lose but your stress...

‘A wonderful book full of passion, verve and humour’ Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241972069
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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 - Prof. Mark Williams

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. - Arianna Huffington

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 a life-affirming message for others - Sandi Toksvig on 'Sane New World'

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. - Joanna Lumley on 'Sane New World'

Ruby Wax has an extraordinary mind, and she has brought it to bear with trademark wit and searing honesty... A ruby beyond price - Stephen Fry on 'Sane New World'

Through humor and unbridled truth, Ruby Wax shares her journey to mindfulness, illuminating how it can improve our state of mind and change our brain for a healthier, happier life - Goldie Hawn on 'Sane New World'

Ruby Wax is brave, generous and hilarious - the perfect guide on a tour of the brain - Arianna Huffington on 'Sane New World'

Finally - a map for the troubled human mind. And it's funny - Caitlin Moran on 'Sane New World'

Witty, wise and thought-provoking - Nigella Lawson on 'Sane New World'

Wonderful, painfully funny and instructive - Allison Pearson on 'Sane New World'

This manual for living must be read by everyone - Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at UCL on 'Sane New World'

A very funny book about how to be calm and poised and not bonkers - Helen Fielding on 'Sane New World'

...Royally hauls a stigmatised fact of life kicking and laughing into the open - The Times on 'Sane New World'

Ruby Wax combines neuroscience with her usual eloquence, clarity and humour - Marjorie Wallace CBE, founder of SANE, on 'Sane New World'

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“Another brilliant and hilarious book from Ruby Wax”

Firstly - If you haven't read Sane New World by Ruby Wax then you MUST !

Frazzled is yet another hilarious, well written and thought provoking read.

The word Mindfulness is everywhere at the moment - and... More

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Seonaid Lindsay at Oxford

“Laugh-out-loud funny and informative”

I kept having to stop and read passages from this book out loud to my family because they wondered why I was snorting with laughter. This was a really easy book to read, particularly the first half, and made the topic... More

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“Funny and Fabulous”

Firstly - If you haven't read Sane New World: Taming the Mind by Ruby Wax then you MUST (but you don’t need to have read it to enjoy this book...).

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is yet another hilarious,... More

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