January book club | A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled


Don’t hate me…but I’m talking about 2017 already!

We have a date for our first book club of next year – Tuesday 17th January. And the book we’ll discuss is A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax. If you get a chance to start the book before the end of the year, you may find that useful as it has a six-week plan which you may want to try (or not, no pressure if it isn’t for you).

This book is a bit different to our usual reads but it would be great if we can give it a go. If you don’t have time to read it, please still come along to discuss any ideas we have for making 2017 the year we’re a bit less frazzled!

Five hundred years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolved to 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 an ‘Apple’ where our hearts used to be. Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems: mindfulness. I know what you’re thinking – what if I don’t want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of a wind chime? My definition of mindfulness isn’t about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that’s probably the phone book sung backwards, it’s something that can help us all: learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life. Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is the guide you need for a healthier, happier life.”

Book club details

If you haven’t joined us at book club before, it’s a relaxed evening and an opportunity to get to know some of the other members of the group as well as to talk about the book.

Date: Tuesday 17th January
Time: Come along from 7.30pm to get yourself food/drink and settle in (we’ll start talking about the book at 8pm)
Venue: pub on Sopwell Lane TBC
Price: £2 payable on the night
RSVP: Please reserve your place here >>

New members are very welcome but please RSVP as numbers are limited.

I hope to see you there.
Laura x


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