Ruby Wax

Alone Amongst Many

Ruby Wax | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I had a dinner party last week where I invited a few famous people I knew from when I did my interview shows. Many of them suffer from something I call 'movie star disease.' They live in their own time zone so when invited to dinner at seven they either come in at eleven with no apology or not at all.

Noticing Is Half The Battle

Ruby Wax | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Every morning I drag myself from sleep (it's so hard especially when I've been starring in my own dream and I've been a hit) to sitting up on my pillow to do 20 minutes of mindfulness. Every morning I think why am I doing this because when I look in at my thoughts it's never a pretty sight?

Learning to Manage Our Ancient Whispers

Ruby Wax | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

In the beginning things were fine, we lived in tribes with family members. We all shared the same genes so we trusted and protected each other. The bad news about this is the bit about all being related which caused infinite mutations; some of our cousins had more fingers than needed, others had their feet growing backwards.

A Day In The Life In My Head

Ruby Wax | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Most mornings I try to drag myself into a sitting position to practice mindfulness. I do this because if I delay and say to myself, "Later," I'll never do it. My body craves to stay prone, probably forever. But sitting up and following my breath, I can check my internal weather conditions and if I don't check in, they'll unconsciously influence everything I do in the day.

Mindfulness in Parliament (Go Figure)

Ruby Wax | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

This is one of the main points of mindfulness - that it isn't just about regulating your own thoughts and feelings but to use that clarity to communicate to the next person; it has a ripple effect. I call it neural wi-fi.

On Using Mindfulness as Party Survival Skills

Ruby Wax | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

At this party - with so many people in one room - my mind scattered so I fell straight into my old habits from way back in childhood; getting people laugh to get their approval. Why I need to do this I don't know. It could be because as a child I always thought the more people I could get to like me, the more protected I was from my parents' abuse.

Forgiveness Without Tears

Ruby Wax | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I woke up this morning with that agony that fills your body when you're deep in the depths of despair. There are people who think emotional pain isn't as bad as physical pain but here's the rub, there's empirical evidence that physical pain and emotional pain are registered in the exact same region of the brain.

Adventures on the Road

Ruby Wax | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

It seems wherever I perform people want to know about how this mysterious thing on top of their necks works; after all, it's who they are. I think people are becoming more curious as to why they do what they do and why they live the way they live.

Shopping Is Our Search For Love

Ruby Wax | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

When we get something we want badly, the wanting diminishes, which is great news until the next want comes along. This puts us into a constant state of want, need, lust, greed and most of the seven deadly sins... The other problem is because we never really feel like we get what we want because there's always someone who has more, we live in a constant state of wanting. This need for success is embedded in our culture. If we don't reach these self- imposed goals, we may experience a sense of worthlessness. In my opinion this is why so many people over-shop.

On Depression - A Suggestion

Ruby Wax | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

What helps if you have depression is realising that you are not alone, that this 'illness' actually exists like any other physical illness; you are not making it up and you are not some self-indulgent, self-obsessed narcissist who's looking for pity or an excuse not show up at work or school.

The Greatest News on Earth

Ruby Wax | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

Scientific evidence has shown that neurons (brain cells) can rewire and change patterns throughout your lifetime as a result of your experiences and how you think about them. So your thoughts affect the physiology of your brain and the physiology affects your thoughts.

Being Busy: The Pros and Cons

Ruby Wax | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

I'm touring my show "Sane New World" at the moment, zig-zagging the country and it's fantastic that people are now speaking out, especially men - abou...

Today's Top Blog Post Picks - Wednesday 26 March

Jody Thompson | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK
Jody Thompson

Today, we're leading with Aaron Eccles, head of social media of Cancer Research and how they turned around a meme that wasn't even theirs and have raised £8m so far off the back of it. We've then got comedy legend Ruby Wax with a fantastic post on how to use mindfulness as an internal weathervane to predict depression...

Mindfulness Is an Internal Weathervane

Ruby Wax | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

Mindfulness isn't for everyone, we all are as different as fingerprints and have to find our own way of breaking bad habits that can seriously damage our health. For me having a means of tuning into my mind, checking the weather conditions and spotting if a storm is coming has saved my life.

How Do We Find Quiet in a Busy Digital World?

Ruby Wax | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

In my new show, Sane New World which is for everyone, not just the mentally ill but all of us, I'm getting a lot of questions on how to deal with the digital viagra we're all addicted to (I'm even answering spam these days) - especially, how do we help our kids manage this? How do we deal with all this in-coming bombardment of everything from fashion tips to terrorists?

15 Festive Funnies From Female Comedians

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Father Christmas, Rudolph, the baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men… Christmas, as with so many historical traditions, is just a little bit male skewed fo...

Modern Success: How It Can Screw Us Up and Squash True Happiness

Susie Pearl | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Pearl

What is real success, why is happiness more elusive than ever for so many, and why are happiness and success so difficult to get together? Stress is becoming the number one health killer in our modern world. What do we need to do to make some positive changes so we can get successful and be happy? How can we manage the stress we're all under?

You've Got to be Mad to Work Here

Lynne Parker | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

While people from the world of comedy are 'outing' themselves as depressives, I'm left wondering if this is doing the image of mental illness any good. Television programmes encouraging people to tell their work colleagues about their struggle with mental health are good in terms of raising awareness but aren't they potentially exploitative as well?

Ruby Wax and My Personal 'Mad Confession'

Charlotte Fantelli | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Fantelli

Who am I? I am a businesswoman in a new Versace dress. I'm an author, a painter, a grumpy cow in the mornings, a lover of fast cars, and a girl who should only ever sing when completely alone. Oh and I also have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

'The 'Loose Women' Are Grotesque'

Posted 17.03.2012 | Home

Comedienne Ruby Wax is not known for mincing her words, and the Loose Women have just felt the sharp end of her tongue. The US star has unleashed a...

Outspoken Presenter On Big Brother List

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ruby Wax has become the latest personality to sign up for the new series of Celebrity Big Brother. The outspoken TV presenter will enter the house...

Ruby Wax: 'I'm Ready To Be Panned'

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK

Ruby Wax begins with an apology. She is three hours late for the interview because she's been napping. "I did 11 calls and then I fell asleep, so I'm...