Addressing issues such as change, uncertainty and loneliness, Ruby uses her mindfulness expertise to show the reader how to be better prepared.
Contains practical advice, with easy to follow, step-by-step exercises to better deal with whatever life throws at you.
I have written this workbook filled with exercises and information so that hopefully next time there’s a catastrophe, from a small scale one (your dog is missing or you forgot to return an email) to another big world crisis (the spread of a future variant caused by people in Utah eating aliens), you’ll be better prepared.
I hope the book can help you hold the rudder straight even in a squall and come out the other end buoyant. I know nothing about warding off another virus, immunologist, vaccines aren’t my thing but I do know how and what to do with the mind. Not because I’m a naturally born ‘Enlightened One’ but because I studied, practised and still practise mindfulness. Anyone, after 100 reps of tummy crunches at the gym will eventually develop a muscle, unless they’re cheating, same thing with mindfulness.
So wherever we are, this workbook is for you, to hopefully steady and strengthen the mind muscles to be able to take on the whips and arrows of outrageous fortune or whatever’s slung at us in the future and to better survive this life.
Love, Ruby x
About the Author
Ruby Wax’s acting and presenting career has spanned stage and screen, and her writing talent has created some of our favourite television comedies, from Girls on Top to Absolutely Fabulous.
Ruby Wax is a comedian and TV writer who also holds an MA in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. She is the author of Sane New World and was recently awarded an OBE for services to mental health.
‘As ever, completely brilliant and strangely touching’ — Joanna Lumley