BOOK OF CALM

The ben­e­fits of mind­ful­ness in How To Be Hu­man: The Man­ual by Ruby Wax

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Ruby Wax has been can­did about her de­pres­sive episodes de­scrib­ing them with a fear­less hon­esty. Af­ter prac­tis­ing mind­ful­ness for a year, she’s an en­thu­si­as­tic ad­vo­cate for the im­prove­ments it has made to her well­be­ing. It has helped her be­come “more fo­cused, more flex­i­ble, more aware, less dis­tracted, less ad­dicted, faster, health­ier” and “more com­pas­sion­ate”. Backed up by neu­ro­log­i­cal re­search, she ex­plains how “hun­gry yearn­ings” scup­per chances of hap­pi­ness. Ever in search of the new, we “treat our­selves like ma­chines and less like hu­mans” – and Ruby aims to re­dress the fran­tic pace with some much needed mind-body aware­ness ex­er­cises. ( Pen­guin Life)

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