Elaine Clancy @elainecclancy
@Rubywax #AskRuby which book should I start with first Sane New World or mindfulness guide for the Frazzled, in your opinion?
If you want to know why you’d need Mindfulness get Sane New World. If you want to learn how to do mindfulness (my much easier to use in everyday life version) go to Frazzled. I’d say get both and cut between the two continuously until you’re finished, then I’ll write you another book.
Jenny Horscraft @TrulyMadlyJenny
@Rubywax #askruby How do you stop yourself constantly worrying about things you can't do anything about? X
Worrying always means you can’t do anything about something - otherwise you wouldn’t worry. If you recognize this simple truth then start to listen to the worrying as you would a familiar but irritating sound track – eventually you lose interest.
Harry Callahan @siakker
#AskRuby it's hard keeping good routines on bad days but at least I have dark cloud reminding me why needed. On good days I forget. Any tips
If you have a good day, bring out the champagne, blow up the balloons and celebrate. You’re lucky to have one day with no clouds.
@Rubywax #AskRuby I've had depression for 5 years and im suffering with bulimia too. trying so hard to not give up. Does it get better? 😢
I have to acknowledge the depressed elephant in the room by asking if you’re on medication? If the depression is on-going, why aren’t you? If you had any other disease would you allow yourself to suffer? No, you would not. If you’re on a medication and its not working, change it, there are hundreds. Yes, I promise it gets better.
Lori C @Lori6283
@Rubywax Does Mindfulness really help depression? I just cannot motivate myself to look into it. And where do I start? 😞 #AskRuby
Research shows that those who’ve had depression for more than three or more episodes, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy yields a 60 per cent chance of preventing relapse. To learn how to do it, listen to Headspace you don’t even have to leave your bed, just switch it on and listen.
Sally Brantley @Sally4x
@Rubywax #AskRuby where is the best place to start with Mindfulness?
On YouTube listen to Mark Williams, my professor at Oxford, co-founder of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and a genius. No one makes it clearer, not even me.
Abdullah Alsarraf @aboodsarraf
@Rubywax do you have any background on Depersonlization? #AskRuby
No. I’m just a small person I can’t know everything about everything.
Tiffany Louise Clark @tifflouclark
@Rubywax #AskRuby my anxiety is from regretting wrongly spent (being unhappy/not achieved) time that can't get back,how can I remedy this?TY
It’s not just your problem, it’s a hard, cold fact; none of us cant get time back. It might make you feel better to know we all suffer from knowing it.
Nadia Jean Flynn @nadiaflynn80
@Rubywax #AskRuby how do I stop perfectionism & be patient with myself/life? Have a broken heart ATM
Imagine if your best friend told you that she was heartbroken, how would you respond? I’m sure you’d be patient and compassionate. Just turn that on yourself.
@Rubywax when are u back on TV! #askruby
When someone asks me to go back. But in the meantime I’m ‘live’ on stage in “Frazzled” – waaaay more fun. I can see the whites of people’s eyes.
Suzi ♫ @MessMakerPro
#AskRuby How did you manage to move to England? Can I defect to England if Trump becomes President?
Don’t wait, get on a plane now, the end is nigh and you’ll be crushed by the hoards trying to exit when he wins.
Charlotte Foxon @Charlotte_Foxon
@Rubywax Would you ever do another run of 'Ruby Wax Meets...'? I adored that show, had to dig out the Trump one the other day! #AskRuby
If I’m paid well, I’d do almost anything but I will not meet Trump ever again. Even if we’re talking millions, I’d rather cut out my tongue.
@Rubywax how can I shut up my negative internal monologue! #AskRuby
If you run from the monster, it will chase you. If you face it, it will run away. We all have that yabbering critic in our heads berating us through a bullhorn, so you’re not alone. Try mindfulness you learn to live with it; not obey it or believe it – then it loses its hold on you.
@Rubywax #AskRuby How would you use your own personal forcefield? #myownforcefield
As in “Star Wars”? I wasn’t aware I had one.
Hàna Swann @hanaswaan
@Rubywax #AskRuby What do u think of Mindfulness Meditation as a Buddhist Practice??
It is a Buddhist practice, mindfulness is just more Western so you don’t have to sit in lotus position with your legs in a bow or clean up your act so you don’t come back in your next life as a cricket. Meditation happened to have the best results as far as reducing stress, which is made evident in a brain scanner. So thank you Buddhists.
Matthew Sinclair @mtthwsnclr
In your workshops @Rubywax, what's the biggest misconception about #mentalhealth you hear from managers? #AskRuby
Managers sometimes just throw up their arms and say it’s not their problem, they don’t know how to deal with it. It is their problem because if anyone in their team goes under, it’s a reflection on their competence.
@Rubywax #askruby when you are not feeling great what song makes you feel a bit better
‘Creep’ by Radiohead; it’s my anthem. It’s so heart splittingly beautiful. I identify with the agony of feeling like a freak.
sarah drew jones @sdj19
@Rubywax Will Hillary Clinton get your vote this November? And please sum up #Trump in three words. #AskRuby
Asshole! Asshole! Asshole!
not him a Glen! @glenpk2
Was the Omen your first acting job? #AskRuby @Rubywax
Yes and I was fantastic as someone who had one line.
Tom Urie @mrtomurie
@Rubywax #AskRuby who would play you in a movie of your life?
John Bradley @flypie
@Rubywax Where did it all go wrong? #AskRuby
That’s the question I ask almost every hour and have up with no answer.
Kevin G @eatwasps
@Rubywax are you involved with the #abfabmovie? #askruby
Yes I wrote some of the lines - what more is there to give?