Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress.
If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living.
... but the way the message is conveyed is just not for everyone (generalisations, jokes, sarcasm, ..). The organisation of the book is not clear to follow.
A personal story and scientific overview with an exhortation to practice mindfulness (and how to do it) without resorting to woo woo and fluffy thinking
If you are ever bothered by the voices in your head then listen