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Ruby Wax



Ruby Wax, OBE, is an American British actress, comedian, writer, performer, mental health campaigner, and lecturer who began her career at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Ruby holds a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health.

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How to Be a Mindful Mum | #Frazzled with Ruby Wax | Episode 2

In this four part series, Ruby Wax discusses her new book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, entertainingly explaining how to apply the practices of mindfulness to everyday life—whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.

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Ruby Wax: Self-Acceptance Is a Lifelong Struggle

Lauren Taylor chats to comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax about daily mindfulness, opening up and the importance of self-forgiveness

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How to Be Human

"It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now—completely brilliant and yet, some might say, emotionally dwarfed.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhy, when you have a mental disease, is it always considered an act of imagination? Why is it that every organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy except the brain?

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Ruby Wax: On the Power of Laughter, Mindfulness, and the Scourge of Stress

Whatever your opinion of writer and performer Ruby Wax, watching her 2005 interview with Donald Trump is likely to evoke empathy from the harshest of critics.

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Madness & Meditation | Under the Skin with Russell Brand & Ruby Wax

The brilliant Ruby Wax joins Russell to discuss her transition from the world of showbiz to becoming known as a campaigner on mental-health issues and a champion of mindfulness.

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And Now for the Good News . . .To the Future with Love

You would be forgiven for thinking 2020 was not the year for a book about good news. But now might be the time we need it most. Ruby Wax is here to reassure us with her brand new book, And Now for the Good News.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIt’s an unfortunate word, ‘depression’, because the illness has nothing to do with feeling sad, sadness is on the human palette. Depression is a whole other beast.

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Ruby Wax: “It Was Out of the Darkness that Light Came In”

The writer and comedian on being a problem child, how depression led her to become a champion of mental health, and what she learned from Donald Trump

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Ruby Wax: ‘Sane New World’

Comedian and writer Ruby Wax has suffered bouts of depression throughout her life and finally made it public. She went on to study psychotherapy and neuroscience—and took a comedy show about mental illness on tour around the wards of mental health institutions.

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