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Sane New World: Taming the Mind
Sane New World: Taming the Mind
by Ruby Wax
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.71

34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really practical and effective guide to improving your mental and physical health, 21 Jun 2013
Comedienne and now Psychotherapist, Ruby Wax deserves a Royal Albert Hall sized standing ovation for her new book.

Ruby talks with a deep and compelling honesty about her own struggles (not always pleasant) and how practicing mindfulness has made a huge difference to her own life. She makes mindfulness much simpler than many other speakers and authors. She removes the religious aspects associated with it, making it accessible to anyone of any religion or none.

Written in plain english with humour she gives a tour of the different parts of the brain. She lists the results of many compelling scientific studies that clearly show how mindfulness quickly brings about positive changes in the brain and the body.

Ruby lists many different practices and exercises that can help improve how we think and feel about ourselves, others and the world around us. Whilst some determined effort will be required, it is simply a case of choosing a few that you want to try and that you think you can practically do. I have used some of her 5 second mindfulness techniques over the last week and already feel a greater sense of calm.

Ruby gives us all some compelling answers to overburdened health services and budgets. I want every every GP and NHS manager in the country to read her book. I shall be recommending her book to many of my own coaching clients.

A big thank you to you Ruby!


The Gig Delusion
The Gig Delusion
Price: 1.53

5.0 out of 5 stars Laughter therapy, 1 Jun 2013
This review is from: The Gig Delusion (Kindle Edition)
Needed cheering up after a very bad day. Downloaded gig delusion and felt better by page 3. Laughter therapy. Addictive psychiatric medication. Side effects: bouts of uncontrolled exhalations and watering eyes. Please take for more than 7 days in a row. If symptoms persist enjoy.

Kind definitely has a way with words.


Stand Up and Deliver: A Nervous Rookie on the Comedy Circuit
Stand Up and Deliver: A Nervous Rookie on the Comedy Circuit
by Andy Kind
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Stand-Up Ovation, 21 April 2011
Stand-up Ovation

This book is absolutely fabulous! It's a lot better than I was expecting. I laughed long and loud on many, many occasions. As someone who normally takes ages to read a book (probably because I'm reading 10 at once) I read through Stand-up and Deliver in two days.

Kind is fun and disarmingly honest in his writing. You've got to admire him for his bravery and sheer determination to get his comedy career off the ground. He writes about the highs and lows he experienced and gives an insight into what it's really like to stand in front of 200 people and attempt to make them laugh. Quite honestly most people would rather bungee jump naked from the top of Nelson's column into the arms of waiting policeman before they picked up a microphone in an attempt to entertain a crowd of drunken students who are baying for comic blood . This is a guy who is living his dream and the calling God has given him. His proverbials are made from weapons grade plutonium.

Read it and weep.... with laughter!


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