Inspiring Women
6 Things Ruby Wax Taught Us About Looking After Our Mental Health
Words by GISSELLE BABARAN
Inspiring Women
6 Things Ruby Wax Taught Us About Looking After Our Mental Health
Words by GISSELLE BABARAN

Everyone knows Ruby Wax and everyone who knows her loves her. Because what’s not to love? She’s hilarious, delightfully provocative and has written for some of our most beloved TV shows (including the incredible and raucously funny Absolutely Fabulous). On top of that her credits include but are not limited to stand-up comedian, performer and best-selling author.

Born in the US, ever since she moved to the UK to join the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978, we’ve pretty much adopted her. Since then she’s rarely been off our stage or screen – working with comedy titans Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Tracey Ullman, and interviewing the likes of Imelda Marcos, OJ Simpson and Donald Trump for her incredibly BBC popular chat show Ruby Wax Meets...

In 2013, she gained a master’s degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford University and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health. Next came her book A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled, followed by How To Be Human. We caught up with the one-woman powerhouse to talk well-being and get tips for caring for yourself in a crisis...

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