A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. 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. If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of...more
- The philosopher/poet Eric Cartman
But is it, Cartman? Is it really?
Now, I'm not normally one for all this New Age fiddle-faddle. Homeopathy is clearly bollocks, ditto for Reiki, and you can shove your crystals where the sun don't shine. Mindfulness, though...
...Well, as sceptical as I am (and, believe me, I am)from reading this book it seems to me that 'mindfulness' is just another way of saying 'be present in the moment, actually experience your li ...more
As it is, there's so much "me, me, me" stuff peppered in there that it reads more like two books mashe ...more
I probably wouldn't have picked up this book if it hadn't been recommended to me -- and I have to say that some of the exercises just don't work for me. I would like t ...more
I have yet to try the six week course, to s ...more
This book, as well as being mostly a fun read (when it's not being raw and real about the authors more troubling experiences) is filled with interesting information about the brain and mind.
Sometimes I thought it almost breathed sadness then other times I laughed out loud. It was honest and true. Sarcastic but not spiteful. The only thing I would say is that it came off ...more
I think Ruby's perspective on this subject is addictive to read and has opened me up to trying methods I wouldn't of known about and to address my own thoughts.
Shes super funny, I like her internal monologue which she writes in this book and is renowned for saying out loud.
All in all a great read, especially if you struggle mentally and want to turn to ...more
But stretched out over several reading sessions mad ...more
This is an easy read. She throws in some humour here and there, and also tells some personal stories of her journey. There is a 6 week mindfulnes ...more
But I AM interested in reading her book about her upbringing. Sounds like it takes dysfunctional to a whole new level.
She met French and Saunders at a party and worked alongside them a number of times, on television in Happy Families, at charity events su ...more